The New Hyundai Tiburon Comes in 2011

The successor of the current generation Hyundai Tiburon (known in Europe as the Hyundai Coupe) was confirmed as arriving in 2011 by John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America CEO. In an interview with, the CEO said the new car "positioned below the current Tiburon".

"It will have a lower price point, kind of eco sport positioning, where it is not going to be all about performance," he said. "It is going to be very fuel efficient. It is going to be stylish, a real nice complement to the Genesis coupe."

The future generation Tiburon (we use the name for convenience, as it is most likely to be dropped for the new vehicle) will use a front wheel drive platform, taken from either the Accent or the Elantra. The powerplant to be used on the new car will be a 1.6l four cylinder engine.

From the visual standpoint, the new Tiburon will take inspiration from the Veloster concept, unveiled at the 2007 Seoul Motor Show. The concept was designed to cater to the tastes of the Y-generation (the twenty-something years old first time buyer). For a closer feel of the next generation Tiburon, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe- "the most emotional, most passionate car from Hyundai ever," as the company calls it- is also a car to look at.

The Hyundai Tiburon was produced in two generations, the RD (from 1996 to 2001) and the GK from 2002 onwards. Last produced in 2008, the four seater Tiburon had a base price of $17,945, delivery fees included. The last full year of sales for the Tiburon was in 2007, when the manufacturer sold a little over 14,000 units.
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