Hyundai Tiburon to come back as a Honda CR-Z Hybrid competitor

Hyundai Veloster Concept

The past two days have been all about leaked brochure images of the Honda CR-Z Hybrid coupe. According to a report by Motor Trend, the axed Hyundai Tiburon may be making a come back to compete with the CR-Z in 2011. The model was confirmed today during a Hyundai press conference.

CEO John Krafcik said that the Korean automaker will introduce a sporty new coupe that will be capable of 40 mpg within two years. He said that the design of the model will be inspired by the Veloster concept that made its debut at the 2007 Seoul Auto Show. He said that around 80% of the concept’s styling will be carried over to the production model.

Power is reported to come from a 140-hp 1.6L GDI or a gasoline direct-injection engine.

The Honda CR-Z Hybrid coupe will make its North American market debut in the second half of 2010.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: WOT