• Jul 16, 2007
click above image for more spy shots of the mysterious RWD coupe from Hyundai

The Veracruz, the rear-wheel-drive Genesis luxury sedan and various other new rear-wheel-drive offerings will take Hyundai into segments it's never been, but the one vehicle about which we're most excited is this, a rear-wheel-drive coupe from Hyundai.

These new spy pics, reportedly taken in Korea, show the new coupe out on public roads. It appears to be similar to the vehicle we saw in a previous set of spy shots, right down to the same type of wheels. The problem is that there's much more we don't know about this vehicle than what we do know. Will the rear-wheel-drive coupe be branded as the next-generation Tiburon or be sold alongside the automaker's front-wheel-drive coupe? Is it based on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the Genesis? Will it feature a supercharged or turbocharged V6, Hyundai's new Lambda V8, or both?

Thanks for the tip, Chris!

[Source: NewTiburon.com]



Speculation has it that this RWD coupe will spell the end for the Tiburon, which may be moved over to Kia after its current product cycle. The larger, RWD coupe, however, is reportedly meant to compete with the Infiniti G37/350Z and other similar vehicles. Most expect the base model to feature either a turbocharged or supercharged version of the company's 3.8L V6, though even if it were naturally aspirated, we expect the base model of this coupe to blow the doors off the best Tiburon. The V8 model will obviously get Hyundai's new Lambda V8 and develop at least 300 horsepower, as well. Of course, we have every reason to believe it will come with loads of safety features and a price that considerably undercuts its competition, as that's the Hyundai way. A forum poster at the linked source believes the yet-to-be-named RWD coupe will be launched in Korea in March 2008, which, if true, means this model would likely enter the U.S. mid to late 2008.


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      Chris
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with Jonathan Looks like a new Tiburon to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When is the coupe going to be released?
      • 7 Years Ago
      you are a disappointment it doesn't even look like a Pontiac Grand-Ma
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is indeed the next-generation Tiburon. Said to be a big car, certainly bigger than Infiniti G37. The US gets the naturally aspirated V6, no V8, to keep the price down.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hot lookin
      i want one
      Billy Ray
      • 7 Years Ago

      What a disappointment. It looks like the Pontiac Grand-Ma.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Billy Ray
        you are a disappointment it doesn't even look like a Pontiac Grand-Ma
      • 7 Years Ago
      Uhh,, Lamda V8??

      There's Lamda V6 and Tau V8 but never heard of Lamda V6.
      • 7 Years Ago
      cant wait.
      this should be great for Hyundai.
      It is also nice to see they announce, you see mules and things progressing along, unlike GM and the other 1.5 who announce, change mind, change mind again, make small models, protos, cancel, contemplate, announce again. shift possible plants, make another announcment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see a new Pontiac G6--and I kinda like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just give me a good ~300 HP NA V6 and focus on making a good drive train (everything else), chassis, brakes, etc. Maybe then it will not be $30,000 or more.
        • 7 Years Ago
        sounds like a 350z
      • 7 Years Ago
      i'll buy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      bah, i was hopeing that this thing was going to be smaller, these picks make it look 350z or mustang big.
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