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Old 12th June 2005, 13:43   #1
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Default Any Word on the Tuscani/Tiburon Launch??

Any new news from Hyundai about this?? or is the car still being tested and homologated??? Im probably going to ask at the Hyundai dealership about this car once i get to india...but i was just wondering if you guys knew something
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well, the tiburon/tuscani is being homologated, but the a/t version. they intend to bring in the manual, with a 2.7 litre, 166 bhp, V6 engine. the car, the one they are planning to launch, might be offered with a 6-speed manual, or a 5-speed step-tronic auto, or both.

even though the car is a front wheel drive, the latest tiburon (it's going to be badged tuscani here) is supposed to have good handling....

the car is expected to be launched late this year, probably by oct-nov; expected to be priced around 17-18 lacs.....
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the car is expected to be launched late this year, probably by oct-nov; expected to be priced around 17-18 lacs.....

with a price of 17 - 18 lakhs i wonder who would buy that car.
hyndai always has a problem with their pricing !!


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Old 13th June 2005, 02:48   #4
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with a price of 17 - 18 lakhs i wonder who would buy that car.
hyndai always has a problem with their pricing !!

In my humble opinion, the tiburon might find quite a few takers, considering it will be the first officially produced (or assembled), indian,2 seater performance coupe'(don't get me started on the san-storm); provided the package is right, he..he... but knowing hyundai, the car is bound to have flaws, and if they creep into the performance or handling, then they are going to lose another customer (i was considering one, actually)....nevertheless, the car is tuner-happy, and many people abroad mod it to the gills....
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Im really tempted to wait till oct-nov..to buy it....its at the same pricepoint of the Accord V6..and im sure there is some way to bargain down at Hyundai. If the car is built locally in india, it should be even cheaper than 17-18 lakhs.
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considering it will be the first officially produced (or assembled), indian,2 seater performance coupe'..
I think its a 2+2.

Even though its may not sell too many, the car will help shore up Hyundai's image as a maker of desirable cars. As far as the engine choice, their new 4 cyl engine from the Sonata is only 6 hp shy of the V6. That V6 is old tech now.
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I think its a 2+2.

Even though its may not sell too many, the car will help shore up Hyundai's image as a maker of desirable cars. As far as the engine choice, their new 4 cyl engine from the Sonata is only 6 hp shy of the V6. That V6 is old tech now.
Yep the V6 is old tech...actually it would be making even less power in india..166hp as opposed to 170 hp everywhere else in the world. But there are a plethora of mods out for the car, one of which are high performance camshafts that add a LOT of power to the car. The car is stunning visually and the interior is pretty good as well. Im sure the 4 hp defecit in the Indian version can be made up with a K&N and Speed 91.
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Aite..so its 172 hp everywhere else..so its a 8 hp difference, anyways, if anyone is interested, here is the press release for the US model Tiburon for 05 (i wont post the 4 cylinder model details, cause India apparently wont be getting that model) :

2005 HYUNDAI TIBURON
Press Release

CHANGES FOR 2005

When you already have a powerful, high-styled vehicle you stay with the winning combination. The changes for 2005 include design enhancements and packaging adjustments. There is a new, entry-level version of the Tiburon called the GS. There is a new ultimate performance edition of the Tiburon called the SE, which builds on the Special Edition package introduced last year. And there is the value-packed high-performance GT model.

The exterior of every Tiburon has been revised for 2005. The front end features a new grille and lower fascia, new headlamp and foglamp design. In addition the side garnish has been changed from the original gill design to a horizontal slot style. The side mirrors have been redesigned to improve aerodynamics and provide even better vision for the driver. There is also a new taillight treatment and new badging that reflects the three trim levels.

There are three Tiburon models offered for 2005 - the stylish and affordable GS, the refined performance Tiburon GT and the ultimate performance Tiburon SE.

TIBURON GT

The Tiburon GT model is fitted with Hyundai's all-aluminum 2.7-liter V6 engine and a
5-speed manual transmission. The DOHC V6 engine is rated at 172 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 181 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 RPM.

The Tiburon GT is fitted with the standard 5-speed manual transmission; the 4-speed Shiftronic automatic is available. All GT models are fitted with a rear decklid spoiler and 17-inch Michelin all-season tires mounted on handsome 17 x 7.0-in alloy wheels. In addition, the sporty GT is fitted with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped transmission gear selector knob and leather door inserts. New for 2005 is the efficient HVAC unit features air conditioning with automatic temperature control.

The Tiburon GT is also fitted with new seats that feature leather bolsters with cloth inserts that help the driver stay in place while exploring Tiburon's performance envelope. Leather door inserts are also part of the interior upgrade for model year 2005. All of the trim is highlighted with contrasting red stitching on the seats, door inserts and the leather-wrapped steering wheel for high performance styling.

Tiburon GT is fitted with an AM/FM/CD/cassette sound system with six speakers. However, Tiburon buyers who want even higher fidelity can take their choice of two available sound systems: a 360-watt Infinity AM/FM/CD/cassette sound system with six speakers and a subwoofer; or a 440-watt Infinity AM/FM/6-disc CD changer/cassette with six speakers and a subwoofer.

TIBURON SE

The Tiburon SE is the sportiest Tiburon. It is fitted with the 2.7-liter DOHC V6 engine matched to the smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission. Drivers who demand the best and love the "snick-snick" sound and precise feel of a precision 6-speed transmission will appreciate the transmission fitted to the Tiburon SE.

The SE also comes with a high rear deck spoiler, sport red front brake calipers, ABS, fog lights, aluminum pedals, manual air conditioning, Kenwood AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers, and an auxiliary instrumentation unit with torque meter, fuel consumption gauge and voltmeter.

The new Tiburon SE model will be available later in the 2005 model year.

WORLD-CLASS STYLING

A vehicle's exterior styling is key to the all-important first impression and the 2005 Tiburon makes a memorable first impression with it's clean, bold design.

The design enhancements incorporated in the 2005 Tiburon build on the original theme.

The exterior of every Tiburon for 2005 is updated with a new grille, new lower fascia with new fog lamp design, new headlamps, new side view mirrors that are slightly larger to provide a larger viewing area, new horizontal-design side trim, new rear tail lamps, new 16-inch wheel design for the GS model, new badging, new GS seat cloth, new SE and GT seat cloth with leather bolsters and contrasting red stitching. Optional GT leather seating features black leather seating surfaces with contrasting red stitching.

Large, low profile high-performance tires mounted on alloy wheels fill the wheelwells, and give the Tiburon an aggressive stance, while both the windshield angle and the backlight angle are steeply raked. Those features, combined with the vehicle's high beltline and "chopped" greenhouse, make the Tiburon look fast even when it's parked.

AN EXCLUSIVE CHASSIS

The previous version of the Tiburon was built on the same platform as the Elantra, but the current Tiburon has its own chassis, dubbed the GK.

The Tiburon chassis is also stiffer and more refined than the previous generation. A front subframe was added for improved strength and revised, third-generation hydraulic engine mounts help isolate engine vibration from the cabin.

INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION

The Tiburon features independent suspension both front and rear. In front, MacPherson struts are used with offset coil springs, gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar. The anti-roll bar mounted directly to the strut for more efficient operation. At the rear the Tiburon is fitted with a strut-type multi-link rear suspension, gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar.

A ROOMY, COMFORTABLE COCKPIT

From the start, each generation of Tiburon has provided the driver and front seat passenger with a comfortable cockpit environment from which to enjoy the driving experience. The 2005 Tiburon carries on this tradition of driving control and comfort with a spacious, ergonomic cockpit and the protection of driver and passenger front and side impact air bags.

The seating position is designed with the driver in mind. The seats offer ample side support for enthusiastic driving, but also allow for easy entry and exit. The controls are intuitive; in the place the driver expects them to be and easy to use. The instrument panel features two large, easy-to-read analog gauges with the speedometer and tachometer placed directly in front of the driver. Leather seating surfaces are optional on the Tiburon GT.

THE HYUNDAI VALUE STORY CONTINUES

The standard equipment list includes many features that are either not available or available only as options on other sport coupes. Key items on the standard equipment list for the Tiburon GS include: air conditioning, AM/FM/CD stereo with 6 speakers, body- color rear decklid spoiler, keyless remote entry system with alarm, power windows and door locks, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, 4-wheel disc brakes, P205/55-16 Michelin all-season tires mounted on 16 x 6.5-in alloy wheels and tilt steering column.

The Tiburon GT includes all of the equipment from the Tiburon plus the 172-horsepower V6 engine, P215/45-17 Michelin tires mounted on 17.0 x 7.0-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, metal-grain interior trim, AM/FM/CD/cassette with six speakers, leather door inserts and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever knob. Options include anti-lock brakes, power-operated moonroof, leather seating surfaces and a choice of two outstanding premium audio systems.

The Tiburon SE, scheduled to debut later in the model year, is fitted with the 2.7-liter V6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, red front brake calipers, ABS, manual air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel and transmission shift lever, high rear decklid spoiler, aluminum pedals, cruise control, fog lights, Kenwood AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers and subwoofer and special instrumentation package with voltmeter, torque meter and fuel consumption gauge, leather door inserts and metal-grain interior trim.
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I think its a 2+2.
yup, but the rear seats are too cramped to seat 2 adults; but it does pass as a 2+2....
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I would really like to see what answer Hyundai's dealers will give to the typical Indian customer's question :"Average kya hai?"
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^hehehe..well in the US..its 25 mpg City/30 mpg highway
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Sorry for bringing up a 2 year old thread .. but what happened to the Launch? It was expected around Dec 2005!
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yeah i think its time we got a 2+2 seater in india (again, lets not get started about the sanstorm)... honda RSX (integra)/ hyundai tiburon would be a good price point in india- sub 20L range im guessing. no further news?
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I remember when the car was displayed at the auto expo in 2004 (or 1999) I had asked them about the pricing of the car. I was informed that it is about 25K USD which is roughly 1,160,000 plus add the duties and taxes. So technically, yes - It should be about 20L ex showroom or on road.
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I dont really think there is any chance of tiburon being launched.
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