• Sep 26, 2007
During an interview with BusinessCar, Hyundai UK's head Tony Whitehorn finally confirmed what's been rumored for going on a year: the automaker's new RWD coupe will replace the Tiburon. The coupe will take about 50- to 60-percent of the styling cues originally debuted on the Veloster concept and is set to make its world debut at the London Motor Show in July of 2008.

When the as-of-yet unnamed coupe goes on sale, expect power to be provided by the automaker's 260 HP 3.8-liter V6, with the possibility of a two-liter turbocharged mill finding its way underhood. Whitehorn goes on to eschew rumors of a V8 powerplant, as well as hybrid and diesel options. Doh!

[Source: BusinessCar via Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd love to keep my '05 tib's styling combined with 250+hp RWD. That would be awesome. I'm looking forward to London '08!
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW! This car really looks sleek and edgy. Reminds me of the Renault Cleo a bit...and I LOVE that car. Surprisingly, and I'm not bashing Hyundai, but speaking for a majority of the automakers, this design is extremely original and I can't make out any copying from other manufacturers.

      And those powerplants...WOW! Base engine of 260 HP...man, I seriously can't wait to see where Hyundai stands in 4 years.

      Too bad I'm in the market for a rugged, go anywhere SUV, otherwise this would be my top pick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hyundai is quickly becoming my favorite Asian company.
      Theyre doing what toyota, nissan, and honda have failed to do so far. Cheap, small, RWD, hopefully light, fun to drive, and that 100k mi warranty. Sign me up for my first foreign mustang eater. Too bad its not a GM
        • 7 Years Ago
        I love Hyundai and all, but this car will probably not be cheap, small, OR lightweight. This thing's gonna be G35 sized, possibly larger.
      • 7 Years Ago
      To all those living in the past: Hyundai is the shit!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wish they would have stuck with what was being reported on the internet awhile back; Genesis based RWD sports car, and the Veloster as a possible FWD small car( 2 cars, 2 types of customers).

      Too bad.
      Guess I'll have to look @ the rumored 09 Corolla 3 door, with the 158, 2.4 L I-4 from the xB. We shall know about this in the next 5 weeks(after SEMA).

      I like Hyundai, but they have no trucks, no real competitor to the Scion tC(and from the looks of it, won't),and are all over the place these days.

      Will I buy from them? Maybe a Sonata, but that's it.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or does anyone else see Nissan's GTR lines in the front half of that car?
      • 7 Years Ago
      nice! good looking concept to draw from, but i'm worried with the 50-60% quote.

      w/e, as long as it's rwd and the possibility of forced induction, i'm there...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Delicious.

      I used to bash Hyundai, and while I'm still not sure they'd be at the top of my list for my next purchase, it's quickly increasing its rating with me. his car looks like it could be quite the hit.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Ashamedly, I, too, used to mock Hyundai, until i saw the restyled '03 Tiburon. Had it almost 5 years, cannot beat what I got for the price! One of the most reliable and enjoyable cars I have ever owned! Loaded, was $19,000.. The dealer is great also. Even better I don't see one on every corner...
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like the top of the new Nissan GT-R had baby's with the bottom of some kinda Toyota, and the finder flares of of an RX-8. Good to see less bubbly cars from them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love the front, not the back. Since it's a concept, Hyundai will probably change it or tone it down.

      Still, I would Love to have one
      • 7 Years Ago
      i didnt like that veloster concept, very fwd blah

      not fitting for a sports car
      • 7 Years Ago
      The styling looks too econo car prototype then sports car.
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