Hyundai has been toting around a new coupe concept since 2007 when it introduce the Veloster at the Seoul Auto Show. Then, the Veloster concept was thought to be a potential replacement for the Tiburon sports coupe that is currently still on sale. The Veloster idea has recently resurfaced with the announcement from Hyundai Motor America’s CEO, John Krafcik, that they will be turning out a new coupe for 2011 based on the Veloster idea.
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The Veloster concept for 2007 was much more inline with the current styling of the new Toyota F86 Concept and the 2010 Nissan 370Z. TheCarConnection.com reported earlier this month that the new coupe for 2011 would be front-wheel drive like the current Tiburon and be equipted with a 2.0-liter engine. The new coupe will also retain a 2+2 seating format and will likely be slotted below the more expensive rear-wheel drive Genesis Coupe. The idea is that the new coupe will be priced somewhere between $16K-$24K and go after consumers looking for a sports car with more style, but not looking to move all the way up to the Genesis price range.
Hyundai may replace Tiburon with Veloster-based coupe
Bottom line- A Veloster-like coupe would be a welcome replacement to the current style of the Tiburon, which is getting a little long in the tooth.
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