Known for the presence of two doors, coupes remain attractive because of their sporting character. Cars with two doors and a three-box configuration are often hailed as coupes, and some even come with an extra set of seats behind the front driver and passenger. There is no doubt that coupes are more driver-focused, plus these two-door vehicles are often praised for their driving dynamics and their ability to spark excitement with those who go behind the wheel of one.
When a manufacturer builds a coupe, practicality is not always the biggest priority. Driver enjoyment will most likely be on the top of the brand’s agenda when designing such a body style, which means that most cabin amenities will be geared towards making the drive better for the one behind the wheel. If there are seats in the rear, space for full-grown individuals will often be an issue.
Coupes can either be built from the ground up or made into a two-door from a sedan model. Within the coupe body style, you can expect different genres of cars to be on offer. From the uber-luxurious Grand Tourer to the no-frills sports cars, and to the road-legal race cars. The list goes on and on, and there is no shortage of personality, especially in a segment that touts driver-focused features as some of its main points of sale. Coupes can also be loaded with power, or stripped of it, loaded with luxuries, or devoid of extra encumbrances. Most coupes come with a rear-wheel-drive layout, while some exceptions have front-wheel- or even all-wheel-drive layouts.
The selection of coupes in the Philippines includes the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Toyota 86, Toyota Supra, Subaru BRZ, and the Nissan GTR. For those looking to go all-out on a coupe, brands like Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lotus, Mercedes, Morgan, Porsche, and Rolls Royce all offer models to suit any taste.
In 2019, brands were able to launch some new models throughout the year. Notable examples such as the Chevrolet Camaro made headlines along with its high-performance brother, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Another model to be launched was the Toyota GR Supra, a hotly anticipated coupe.