Background and Identification
Hyundai Motors, officially titled the Hyundai Motor Company, is an automotive manufacturer based in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors, and Genesis Motor were founded in 1967 and altogether comprise the Hyundai Motor Group. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries worldwide.
The Hyundai Tiburon is a sports coupé produced by Hyundai between 1996 and 2008. It was known as the Hyundai Coupé in Europe and Indonesia. The name “Tiburon” is a variation of the word “tiburón,” the Spanish word for “shark.” In the South Korean market, the Hyundai Tiburon was known as the Tuscani and Turbulence.
The Hyundai Tiburon was released in two generations over its lifetime and also received several facelifts. The TIburon’s facelifts added various safety improvements and updated the car’s exterior and interior styling. The Tiburon was only sold as a two-door coupé with a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout.
The first-generation Hyundai Tiburon was sold with a 1.6-liter, 1.8-liter, or 2.0-liter inline-four engine paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The second-generation Tiburon was sold with either a 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter inline-four engine or a 2.7-liter V6 engine paired to either a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, or four-speed automatic transmission,
Hyundai vehicles can be identified by the Hyundai emblem, which portrays a bold, italicized ‘H’ inside of an oval. Tiburon vehicles include the name “Tiburon” in capital letters.