North American prices likely will be below $30,000, said Hyundai Motor America spokesman Miles Johnson at a press event here on Monday.
In March or April, North American sales of the coupe will begin, with a sales target of 30,000 units annually, he said. Globally, Hyundai wants to sell 40,000 units a year. The coupe went on sale Monday in South Korea.
Two engines are offered: a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four cylinder that puts out 210 hp and a 3.8-liter V-6 that generates 310 hp.
For fuel economy, the Korean versions range from 21.6 mpg for the 3.8-liter engine to almost 26 mpg for the 2.0-liter engine, according to a Hyundai release. City and highway figures are not customarily provided in Korean specifications.
North American versions will come with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Optional will be a five-speed automatic for the turbo and a six-speed ZF Shiftronic manual for the V-6.
The Korean models have a stiff, sporty suspension, which will be further stiffened for less-congested North American roads.
Options include Brembo brakes, an Infinity sound system and a sunroof.