Return of the sports coupe? List of upcoming coupe cars
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Toyota FT-86 Concept 2009 October Tokyo motor show
UPDATE 9/9/2010: Added 2012 Civic Coupe picture
UPDATE 3/31/2010: Added 2011 Scion tC picture
UPDATE 2/3/2010: Added 2010 date for redesigned Scion tC and no Audi R4…
UPDATE 1/10/2010: Added VW Jetta Coupe
UPDATE 1/1/2010: Added speculative Toyota small hybrid sport coupe
With the increase of popularity in cars, will we see a return in popularity of the entry-level sports coupe? I’d hope they would bring back the ’94 Celica, RSX, CL and other coupe’s that were canceled. Here are some 2009 sales numbers of ‘affordable’ coupe’s (max $30K) to get some idea where the popularity is now. Compared to historic coupe sales the Camaro & Mustang do well but difficult to say if there would be a general coupe comeback:
up to $30K
|Base Price||Sales Dec ’09||Sales ’09||Change ’08|
|Total U.S. Light vehicle sales||
|Chevrolet Camaro||$23K||7,548||61,648||new model|
|Dodge Challenger||$23K||2,536||25,852||new model last year|
|Honda Accord Coupe||$23K||? (28,238 total sales)||? (290,056 total sales)||? est. 10% of total sales|
|Honda Civic Coupe Si||$22K||?||?||No breakout within model|
|Hyundai Genesis Coupe||$22K||? (2,354 total sales)||?||No breakout within model
|Mitsibishi Eclipse||$20K||189||4,262||-72% (redesign coming)|
|Nissan Altima Coupe||$22K||?||
|Nissan 350/370Z||$30K||924||13,117||+27% (‘09 redesign)|
Here are past sales for the popular Toyota Celica model (redesigns: 1978,1981,1985,1990,1994,2000):
Upcoming sport coupe models (note <$30K):
Not confirmed but Acura is looking into this segment after they stopped production of the RSX and CL
|Acura NSX ’11||?||
Canceled for now
Ok I admit this won’t be an affordable coupe:-). But looks great so…
|Cadillac CTS Coupe||2010 Fall||$40K
|Chevrolet Camaro ’10||
2009 Available now
|Pricing starts at $23K|
|Honda CR-Z Hybrid ’11||2010 Feb|
2010 2nd half US & Europe
|See full info here:|
|Honda S2000 ‘12
||2012 est.||Unconfirmed at this point.|
|Honda Civic Coupe Si ‘12
||2011 Q4||Next Civic redesign will be in 2011|
|Hyundai Genesis Coupe||
|Starting at $22K|
|Hyundai Small Coupe Veloster 2012||2011||Around 40mpg, 140hp, fwd|
|Kia Forte Coupe||
2009 Available now
|Starting at $17K, 25/34 mpg|
|Mazda RX-7 2012||2011||Details are unknown but speculation is that the car will be priced under $30K|
|Nissan 240SX||2010?||RWD and same platform as 370Z|
1.8l turbo with 200hp est.
|Nissan coupe||2010?||Not sure if this will come given its competes with the Altima coupe. Perhaps for Europe/Japan only.|
|Toyota Hybrid Sports coupe
MR2 or Prius Coupe
|?||Unconfirmed. We should know more in 2010|
|Toyota Supra ‘12
||2011||UPDATE 6/21/09: Toyota mentioned a new Supra for 2011 but not confirmed at this point.|
|Toyota AE86 / Celica ’12|
|end of 2011||
Joint Toyota Subaru car development.
UPDATE 2010/2/11: Latest news is that the design will change and that the Subaru model will not differ from the Toyota design other than equipment level and badge.
UPDATE 2009/11/19: The Subaru version would be slightly longer (+2cm), AWD and bit more power (250 instead of 200hp). Price might be around $30K for the Subaru.
UPDATE 2009/10/6: Concept shown in Tokyo motor show. Looks close to production. Length is about 4.16m which is smaller than last Celica 4.33m.
|VW Jetta Coupe||2011?|
Introduced at Detroit 2010
Unformed for production.
1.4-liter TSI inline-four, 148 hp; 177 pound/feet.
Hybrid model is estimated to achieve 45mpg on EPA and from 0-60mph in 8.1 sec.
|Scion tC ’11 ||2010 |
|Redesign Scion tC. Doesn’t look as aggressive or sporty as Toyota promised:-(.|