Next-generation Hyundai Tiburon coming in 2011, won’t be called Tiburon

For those of you that think that the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the replacement for the current Hyundai Tiburon – you’re wrong. According to Hyundai Motor America’s acting CEO John Krafcik, Hyundai is working on the next Tiburon that will be smaller and will also cost much less.

The new car will be “positioned below the current Tiburon,” Krafcik told AutoWeek. “It will have a lower price point, kind of eco sport positioning, where it is not going to be all about performance.”

Krafcik said while it will be very fuel-efficient, the next-generation Tiburon, which arrives in 2011, will be very stylish like the Genesis Coupe and will be influenced by the Veloster concept.

The next-generation Tiburon will share its front-wheel-drive platform with the Accent and Elantra and will feature a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine. Krafcik said that the Tiburon nameplate will be dropped.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor

Source: AutoWeek