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Hyundai Tiburon Scene Stealer

20 March, 2002

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Hyundai is replacing its curvy Coupe with a strikingly stylish new Tiburon sports car, complete with the boosted performance option of V6 power for the price of four-cylinder competitors.

?Tiburon? means shark in Spanish, appropriately evocative of the new car?s sleeker, sharper-edged design with its fluted flanks and purposeful profile.

Tiburon has been seen at the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne Motor Shows where its lines were a big drawcard for showgoers.

Design detail highlights include scalloped upper sides leading to the ?gills? in the front fenders, flared lower sides which give an integrated side skirt look, clear blister headlight lens, a seven-hex-bolt fuel filler surround and twin fat sports exhausts.

Inside it?s a similar story - nothing has been overlooked by Hyundai?s German and Korean design studios to complement the striking exterior with some fashion elements and attention to detail.

Heavily contoured with deep side bolstering, new front sports seats offer great lateral support during cornering and sports driving, allowing their occupants to fully savour the thrills of Tiburon?s exhilarating handling.

Contrasting with the charcoal theme interior are brushed alloy highlights on the centre dash panel, door switchgear panels, steering wheel, auto gearshift knob and (with rubber inserts) the pedals and the driver?s left foot rest. Instrumentation lighting is an orange-red glow.

Real appeal

Tiburon?s real appeal is that it is a grand tourer with everyday ease of driving, rather than a raw-boned, comfort-compromised sports car needing tiresomely high revs to deliver performance, according to C.K.Liew, Chief Executive Officer, Hyundai Automotive Distributors Australia.

"Tiburon is a definite style statement, but goes well beyond look-at-me with its very sporty dynamics and, especially the V6, a healthy dose of user-friendly performance, delivered with big-engine effortlessness.

"Another reason for its effortlessness is that although it?s longer, wider, taller and roomier than the earlier Coupe, Tiburon is more aerodynamically efficient than the Toyota Celica and Ford?s Cougar, even Audi?s TT, so it cuts through the air more cleanly and, importantly, more quietly. Its 0.342 Coefficient of Drag is a seven per cent improvement over Coupe.

"Hyundai engineers also tuned the all-independent suspension to provide handling and agility appropriate for sports driving, including specifying premium German gas shock absorbers and building in plenty of noise suppression to ensure a quiet ride.

"With its style, features and performance, we expect Tiburon will appeal to a broader range of males and females from their mid-20s right through to empty-nesters in their fifties, including some in higher socio-economic groups, judging by the very enthusiastic reaction of focus groups we have conducted with Tiburon and its competitors.

"Hyundai has cars which appeal to both the mass market, such as Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Santa Fe and increasingly, to various niche markets such as Terracan, Trajet and now Tiburon as the glamour entry," Mr Liew said.

Model line-up

Just two models - Tiburon and Tiburon V6 comprise the range.

Tiburon is powered by a variant of Elantra?s 2.0-litre twin-cam ?Beta? 16-valve, four-cylinder engine.

Tiburon V6 packs the punch of Hyundai?s 2.7 litre all-alloy quad-cam ?Delta? V6, marking it as Hyundai?s first six cylinder sports car and also its first car with a six-speed manual gearbox, and a close-ratio one at that.

In automatic form, both Tiburon models offer the extra fun and control of Selectronic sequential clutchless manual mode.

Performance

Tiburon?s V6 delivers up to 127kW of power at 6000rpm, maximum torque of 245Nm at 4000rpm and the manual can sprint from 0-100 km/h in a brisk 8.2 seconds, 0-400m in 15.8 seconds and stretch to 220 km/h on appropriate NT roads in appropriate conditions.

For Tiburon, the V6 gains new, Hyundai-patent-applied-for, ?Non-Twist? crankshaft casting technology incorporating six counterweights, improving production reliability & further refining engine running.

Tiburon V6?s six-speed transmission is the Japanese Aichi MFA60 unit also used (with different ratios) in Toyota & Nissan sporties. Tiburon?s ratios are quite closely spaced to deliver an agreeably progressive rate of acceleration. The manual shift lever for both six and five-speed transmissions is 26mm shorter and its throws 38mm less than with Coupe.

Despite its performance credentials, Tiburon V6 is still fuel efficient, with the V6 automatic using just 7.0 litres/100km of 91 RON ULP on the standard AS2877 test highway cycle and 11.0 around town, while the more performance-geared six-speed manual uses 7.6 and 11.5 l/100km respectively.

Tiburon?s ?Beta? 2.0 litre twin cam engine develops healthy maxima of 102kW of power at 6000rpm and 181Nm of torque at 4500rpm300rpm less than before and enough to propel the manual from rest to 100kph in 9.2 seconds and to 400m in 16.3 seconds. The engine is a long stroker and has a good spread of torque from low revs.

In Tiburon, this engine picks up the raft of engineering upgrades which greatly refined it for Elantra, hardly any part of the engine being left untouched.

Dynamics

Hyundai?s German Technical Center tuned Tiburon?s all-independent suspension and steering to the art-form standards required of a sporty car in Europe.

Steering directness was increased with just 2.6 turns lock-to-lock for a 10.88 m turning circle between kerbs and wheel feel sharpened via increased caster, optimized geometry and relocating the front stabilizer bar outer mountings on the upper strut body via an up-link rather than on the lower control arms.

Springs and dampers were retuned to achieve more sophisticated handling prowess. German Sachs gas dampers are fitted all round and the fronts have an ultra low velocity control valve for extra high speed stability without harshness.

At the rear, the lateral links are now longer - their inner pivots much closer to the car?s centreline - to reduce camber change. The rearmost pair of links are now adjustable rods instead of shorter fixed length pressed steel arms. New, conical springs with increased offset were introduced.

Body/chassis

Tiburon has an all-new, stronger & bigger body shell with reinforced one-piece B-pillar/side rail pressings, uprated lower dash crossbar & seven-way offset front crash energy path.

A new, separate front end perimeter frame is added, which carries the powertrain, suspension and steering rack assembly.

Noise, Vibration & Harshness were improved in Tiburon, not only by the stiffer body, but also by :

  • mounting the powertrain via hydraulic (not rubber) mounts to a new bush-insulated separate front end frame,
  • re-engineering the steering column to reduce steering wheel and floor vibrations;
  • fitting new 4-chamber, double layer weatherstrips to cut windnoise; and
  • applying a more comprehensive set of sound pad insulators around the car including in the pillars, roofside and doorsill rails and an eight-layer firewall pad.

Standard equipment

Standard equipment for both models includes pollen-filtering air conditioning, driver and front passenger airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, engine immobiliser, remote central locking with alarm, electric windows and door mirrors, a quality six-speaker radio/CD player and a trip computer.

The driver?s seat offers adjustable height and lumbar support and the passenger seat has a memory return to its pre-set position after flipping forward for kerbside access to the rear seats. The two rear seat backs split 50/50 and fold forward for that odd extra big load.

Tiburon is well-wheeled with chunky five-spoke design 16" alloy wheels with low profile 205/55-series tyres.

Apart from its V6 boot badge, Tiburon V6 is identifiable via its bigger 17" alloys shod with yet lower profile 215/45-series unidirectional tyres and its subtle rear wing.

The V6 also adds unseen but effective four-channel ABS anti-skid brakes with electronic brake force distribution. Interior clues include a leather trimmed steering-wheel rim and auto gearshift knob, three auxiliary gauges (measuring torque, volts and rate of fuel usage) in the centre dash, a cruise control stalk on the steering wheel and a package net in the boot.

Tiburon offers a surprising variety of clever storage options including an air-cond-cooled retractable cup holder, rubber lift-out sleeved recesses for a second cup and a mobile phone, a roof console with sunglasses holder (and map lights), a lidded centre console bin with special CD stowage, ticket slots (and vanity mirrors) in both sun visors, a lidded recess by the right rear seat, a wet lift-out tray in the spare wheel centre and in the V6 an elasticized luggage net stretched across the now tri-fold floor of the unusually big boot.

Safe sex

Sex appeal Tiburon has aplenty but of course it?s safe. The body?s seven-way offset front crash energy path is designed to absorb and spread crash energy away from occupants, the driver and front passenger have airbags and seatbelts with pre-tensioners, force-limiters and adjustable upper mounts, special impact-absorbing ribbed cushioning on all pillars aims to reduce head injuries and a new design of collapsible steering column helps minimize the risk of chest injuries.

For Tiburon, the all wheel disc brakes are upgraded with bigger and thicker 280 x 26mm front ventilated rotors and improved rear calipers and pads. The V6 gains four-channel ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) with a bigger 8" and 9" tandem boosted master cylinder.

Like all Hyundai models, Tiburon carries the brand?s industry-best factory new car warranty of five years or 130,000km.

Pricing

The recommended retail prices for succumbing to Tiburon?s temptations start at just $35,880 for the 2.0 litre manual, $38,380 for the Selectronic automatic, $41,880 for the V6 6-speed manual and $42,880 for the V6 Selectronic automatic.

What?s New About Tiburon
Compared with 1999-2002 RD Series 2 Coupe

Name

  • "Tiburon" launched as Hyundai?s new entrant in the Sports Car segment.
  • First time name used in Australia (used for previous Coupe model in other export markets).

Brief History / Lineage

  • Supersedes RD Series 2 Coupe, launched 9/99 (which was a facelift of Series 1, launched mid 1996).
  • Original S-Coupe launched in Australia mid 1990 (3rd oldest line after Excel/Accent & Sonata).

Major Change Summary

Models: Tiburon & Tiburon V6 replace Coupe SX & FX.
Body: bigger/roomier/stronger/more aerodynamic/heavier, on longer wheelbase & wider tracks
Based on shortened Elantra platform (as was RD-2 Coupe off Lantra)
Design: completely new exterior & interior designs.
Engines: 2.7 litre V6 added. 1.8 litre 4 cyl dropped.
  2.0 litre 4 cyl up in refinement & torque, down in emissions & NVH.
Transmissions: 6-speed close-ratio w/V6; both autos with Selectronic sequential manual mode
Safety: front airbags & front seatbelt pre-tensioners/load limiters standard (ilo* optional for driver only); stronger body incl front end perimeter frame added.
Suspension: springs & dampers re-tuned; front stabilizer links changed; rear end re-designed.
Brakes: All-discs on entry level model (ilo rear drums on SX).
  Bigger front disc rotors.
  ABS & EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) standard on high series (V6) (ilo opt on FX)
Wheels/tyres: Alloys both models (ilo steel on SX)
  Bigger diameter & rim width wheels; lower profile high series tyres.
  5-stud fixing (ilo four)
Features: Sports contoured front seats.
  More sophisticated interior design.

*in lieu of

Body/Chassis

Completely restyled exterior & interior.
Substantially re-engineered bodyshell.

Slightly longer & wider for more room; heavier thru strengthening for safety, handling & NVH. Torsional stiffness up 20%, bending stiffness up 60%.

Tailor Welded Blanks* introduced in body construction & assembly; a material optimization strategy that maximizes strength, reduces weight & NVH. Used in structural members, door inners, tailgate inner, centre pillar inners & body side frames.
*Only also used by M-Benz, BMW, VW-Audi, Volvo, Toyota & Nissan

Aerodynamics:
Cd improved 7% to 0.342
(memo: Celica tested at 0.403 in same Namyang wind tunnel [Toyota website: 0.32 !]).

Dimensions:

Exterior:    
  length up 50mm to 4395mm (memo: 100mm shorter than Elantra sedan/liftback)
  width up 30mm to 1760mm excl door mirrors (40mm wider than Elantra)
  height up 27mm to 1330mm  
  wheelbase up 55mm to 2530mm (80mm shorter than Elantra)
  front track up 25mm to 1490mm ( 5mm more than Elantra)
  rear track up 40mm to 1490mm (15mm more than Elantra)
  kerb mass 2.0 manual up 116 kg (over FX) to 1255 kg  
Interior: Shoulder room: rear up 34mm to 1284mm, front up 10mm to 1370
  Hip room: rear up 27mm to 1135mm, front up 15mm to 1310
  Boot volume: up 56 litres to 418 litres

Electrical

CAN (Control Area Network) Bus system introduced: integrates simultaneous communication between all various ECUs (eg for engine, transmission, throttle, airbags, ABS etc) along two ?bus? lines (rather than separate interconnecting wiring looms for each communication channel required).

BCM (Body Control Module) introduced: reduces 10 electrical sub-systems? (eg immobilizer, keyless antenna, door lock relay etc) parts into one module, cuts mass by 56%, deletes 59 wires & monitors malfunctions via a diagnosis system. BCM built by Bosch Australia.

Powertrain

Engines

Hyundai-designed ?Delta? all-alloy, DOHC 24-valve, 60-degree, 2.7 litre V6 engine added (as fitted to Sonata V6, Santa Fe V6 & Trajet). Drives through equal-length driveshafts.

Hyundai-designed ?Beta? DOHC 16-valve, 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder engine comprehensively re-engineered (as for Elantra over Lantra) for higher level refinement, more useable torque, better fuel economy & less emissions. 1.8 litre engine deleted.

Max power: 2.7 litre V6 127 kW @ 6000 rpm
  2.0 litre 4cyl 102 kW @ 4500 rpm (was @ 4800)
     
Max torque: 2.7 litre V6 245 Nm @ 4000 rpm
  2.0 litre 4cyl 181 Nm @ 4500 rpm (was 180 @ 4800rpm)

Engineering upgrades (& benefits)

2.7 litre all alloy V6

First implemented in ?Delta? V6s fitted to Tiburon V6, a new patented-applied-for ?non-twist? crankshaft casting process & resultant 6-counterweight V6 crankshaft. Higher quality, more reliable production process, smoother engine.

Twin sports mufflers & spaced-apart chrome collared tailpipes (performance/looks/sporty note)

2.0 litre 4-cylinder

  • Twin sports mufflers & chrome collared tailpipes (ilo single muffler w/ twin outlet pipes)

Engine upgrades replicate Elantra-from-Lantra improvements, ie:

  • Redesigned block with external contouring of cylinder bores (ilo flat sides), extra ribbing & one extra transaxle fixing point (now 5)(less NVH)
  • Crankshaft now has 8 counterweights ilo 4.(NVH)
  • Cast & ribbed aluminium sump pan (ilo pressed steel sheet) with stronger joint to transaxle (NVH)
  • Reshaped combustion chambers, ports & pistons (performance, [fuel] economy, emissions)
  • 20mm longer intake rams, 8% smaller surge tank, resonator added, spark timing & valve lift optimized, lighter valve springs, denser conrod bearings, returnless fuel system (ilo return type) with higher fuel pressure & smaller injectors (torque spread & econ)
  • Cylinder head machined to more precise tolerances
  • Head gasket now 2-layer (ilo 3)
  • Idle speed reduced to 700 rpm from 800 rpm (NVH)
  • Hydraulic engine mounts (4) ilo rubber (NVH)
  • Heat shield installed between engine & air filter, reducing heating of induction air (+2% output).
  • New camcover with I-piece high-specific gravity polypropylene baffle (ilo 2-piece pp)
  • Oil flow reduced (econ)
  • Mechanical valve lash adjusters (solid lifters) replace hydraulic, improving valve clearance precision (durability).
  • Lower valve spring load reduces valve train friction (perf).
  • Engine cover installed (NVH & dress up engine bay)
  • Catalytic converter now upstream adjoining exhaust manifold (ilo under car) (emissions)
  • Other detail changes to: alternator, intake manifold brace, power steering & a/c pulleys, idle speed actuator, oil filler cap & drive plate between engine & torque converter

Transmissions

Manual shift lever 26mm shorter; throws 38mm shorter to 100mm.

6-speed manual (V6)
Japanese Aichi unit with double-cone synchronizers on 1st & 2nd gears & special friction material on 3rd gear synchro ring.
Dual-mass flywheel reduces engine torque fluctuations & an optimal damper reduces noise.

5-speed manual (2.0 litre)

  • Higher second gear
  • Gear teeth re-profiled for quieter operation.
  • Improved shift action smoothness & precision via:
    • double cone keyless synchronizers on 1st & 2nd .
    • lever mechanism gains poppet ball assembly with bearings ilo shift rail, reducing friction & improving shift smoothness & response (perf).

2.0 litre automatic

  • Lower overall gearing (gears & final drive).
  • Revamped internals to extend initial service life by 33% to 200,000 km from 150,000.
  • HIVEC (Hyundai Intelligent Vehicle Electronic Control) neural fuzzy logic introduced - adapts to driver style by optimizing shift points & speed including skipping ratios on downshifts (perf).

Suspension / Steering

  • Steering directness increased to 2.57 turns lock to lock (from 2.8).
  • Spring & damper rates tuned for more sophisticated handling prowess;
  • Increased front caster for sharper steering feel;
  • Front stabilizer bar outer links now mount to upper strut bodies (ilo on lower control arms where their bushing removes directness of effect)
  • Redesigned rear layout: quad lateral links are now rods & are longer - the rearmost pair now being adjustable for length - and pivot from centre of car, reducing track change with wheel travel (ilo shorter pressed steel arms with pivot points further outboard)
  • Rear coil springs now conical & more offset (better steering & handling response at speed)

Wheels/Tyres

  • 17"x 7" alloys with 215/45 unidirectional tyres introduced (on V6).
  • 16"x 6?" alloys with 205/55 tyres (replace 15x6 alloys with 205/50) on 2.0 litre.

Brakes

  • Bigger diameter front ventilated disc rotors (280mm vs 260)
  • 4-channel ABS & EBD standard in V6. (ABS less EBD prev only avail in option pack)
  • Bigger tandem master cylinders (8"+9" ilo 7" + 8") with ABS

Safety

  • Stronger & bigger body shell with reinforced one-piece B-pillar/side rail pressings, uprated lower dash crossbar & 7-way offset front crash energy path.
  • Separate front end perimeter frame added.
  • Driver & front pax airbags standard all models (prev driver bag only avail as part of option pack)
  • Front seatbelt pre-tensioners + load limiters standard all models (prev only avail w/above pack)
  • Improved collapsible steering column
  • Impact-absorbing ribbing & cushioning applied to all pillars

Comfort & Convenience

  • More cabin & boot room (see dimensions)
  • Sports deep-contour front seats (ilo mildy bolstered), with full seat-width fore-aft adjust bar (ilo inboard levers)
  • Trip computer (with distance-to-refuel, average speed & drive elapsed time) added
  • Centre console has larger CD-size bin, adds rubber-sleeved cupholder & cell phone recesses & rubberized grip mat fitted to open tray
  • Storage recess with door added for right rear passenger
  • In-dash retractable cupholder added.for front passenger
  • Pollen filter added to air-con.
  • More ergonomic power window switches (pull up to raise, push down to lower (ilo rocker switches))
  • Vanity mirror with flap cover added to driver?s sunvisor
  • Lift-out wet tray added, fitted inside spare wheel
  • Tri-fold boot floor.
  • Package net on boot floor (V6)

SAFETY - STANDARD FEATURES

  • Stronger bodyshell with separate front end frame
  • Driver & front passenger airbags (w/dual threshold deploy)
  • Front seat belt pre-tensions, load limiters, height adjust
  • Front fog lights
  • Two side impact beams per door
  • Foam padded pillars
  • High density polyethylene fuel tank
  • Anti-submaringing front seat pans and rear seat ramps
  • Door opening warning lamps
  • 4-channel ABS & EBD (V6)

COMFORT/CONVENIENCE ? STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Air cond w/pollen filter & rear ducting
  • Remote central locking w/alarm
  • Electric windows & mirrors
  • 6 Speaker audio w/CD
  • Driver seat height/tilt & lumber adjustment
  • Trip computer
  • 2 cupholders, mobile phone reces, pockets-doors & seat
  • Boot - lift-out tray under tri-fold floor
  • Visor mirrors & ticket holders

V6 ADDITIONS TO STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • ABS - 4 channel 4 sensor, with EBD
  • 17" x 7 wheels on 215/45 unidirectional tyres
  • Cruise control (steering wheel stalk)
  • Leather steering wheel rim & auto trans knob
  • Rear wing
  • Three extra central gauges
  • Boot floor luggage net

DIMENSION COMPARISON
Dimension Coupe Tiburon Integra Celica
Length mm -50 4395 5 -60
Width mm -30 1760 -35 -25
Height mm -27 1330 70 -15
Wheelbase mm -55 2530 40 70
Front Track mm -25 1490 -5 =
Rear Track mm -40 1490 -5 -10
Turning dia. between Kerbs m -0.5 10.88 0.7 -0.48
Mass kg -116 1255 -65 -136 no a/c

V6

PERFORMANCE 6-speed manual 4-speed auto
0-100 kph 8.2 sec 8.5 sec
0-400 m 15.8 sec 16.0 sec
Top Speed 220 kph 218 kph
     
FUEL ECONOMY (AS 2877) Litres/100 km    
Highway cycle 7.6 7
City cycle 11.5 11

2.0 litre 4 cylinder

PERFORMANCE 5-speed manual 4-speed auto
0-100 kph 9.2 sec 10.5 sec
0-400 m 16.3 sec 17.3 sec
Top Speed 206 kph 198 kph
     
FUEL ECONOMY(AS 2877) Litres/100 km    
Highway cycle 6 6.2
City Cycle 9 9.5

TIBURON
TIBURON V6
 
 
1975cc (2.0 litre)
2656cc (2.7 litre)
4 In line
V6
Twin cam, 16 Valve
Quad cam, 24 valve
102 kW @ 6000rpm
127 kW @ 6000rpm
181 Nm @ 4500rpm
245 Nm @ 4000rpm
5 speed manual transmission
6 speed close ratio transmission
Selectronic sequential manual with auto option
Selectronic sequential manual with auto option
Independent McPherson strut/multilink suspension
Independent McPherson strut/multilink suspension
Sachs gas shock absorbers
Sachs gas shock absorbers
205 / 55VR16 tyres on 16" alloys
215 / 45Y R17 tyres on 17" alloys
Front & rear disc brakes
Front & rear disc brakes with ABS and EBD
Air-conditioning with pollen filter
Air-conditioning with pollen filter
Drivers and passenger airbag
Drivers and passenger airbag
6 speaker CD player
6 speaker CD player
Fixed flexible antenna
Fixed flexible antenna
Power windows
Power windows
Power mirrors
Power mirrors
Remote central locking + burglar alarm
Remote central locking + burglar alarm
Power steering, vertically adjustable wheel
Power steering, vertically adjustable wheel
Seatback pocket, door map pockets, cup holders
Seatback pocket, door map pockets, cup holders
5 Year / 130,000km warranty
5 year / 130,000km warranty
Trip computer
Trip computer
Lift-out storage tray in spare wheel rim
Lift-out storage tray in spare wheel rim
Metal pedals and foot rest
Metal pedals and foot rest
50 / 50 split-fold rear seat backs
50 / 50 split-fold rear seat backs
Driver and passenger sunvisor ticket holder
Driver and passenger sunvisor ticket holder
Driver and passenger sunvisor vanity mirror
Driver and passenger sunvisor vanity mirror
Front seatbelt pre-tensioner and load limiters
Front seatbelt pre-tensioner and load limiters
 
Cruise control
 
Leather steering wheel and auto gear knob
 
Rear mount spoiler
 
 
* Underline specifications highlight the differences between the model variants
*Bold font signifies differences from previous model FX Coupe (2.0L)

ENGINE
Tiburon
Tiburon V6
Configuration
Transverse front-mounted driving front wheels
Capacity (cc)
1975cc (2.0 litre)
2656cc (2.7 litre)
Number of cylinders
4 in line
V6
Valve system
Twin cam, 16 valve
Twin cam per bank, 24 valves
Maximum power kW@rpm
102@6000
127@6000
Maximum torque Nm@rpm
181@4500
245@4000
Fuel system / Fuel required
Multi-point electronic fuel injection / 91 RON ULP
Bore x Stroke (mm)
82 x 93.5
86.7 x 75
Compression ratio
10.0:1
TRANSMISSION
 
Manual
5 speed
6 speed close ratio
Selectronic HIVEC*electronic adaptive automatic with sequential clutchless manual mode *Hyundai Intelligent Vehicle Electronic Control
4 speed
Gear ratio
1st manual/automatic
3.462 / 2.842
3.153 / 2.842
2nd manual/automatic
2.053 / 1.529
1.944 / 1.529
3rd manual/automatic
1.393 / 1.000
1.333 / 1.000
4th manual/automatic
1.061 / 0.712
1.055 / 0.712
5th manual/automatic
0.837 / -
0.857/ -
6th manual/automatic
-
0.704/ -
Reverse
3.250 / 2.480
3.002 / 2.480
Final
4.056 / 4.407
4.428 / 4.042
SUSPENSION
 
Front
Independent McPherson strut/coil spring, anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Rear
Independent multi-link with coil spring; anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Shock Absorbers (front and rear)
Sachs nitrogen gas-filled telescopic
POWER STEERING
Type
Power assisted rack & pinion with tilt adjustment
Column
Energy absorbing dual collapsible steering column
Minimum turning circle diameter between kerbs
10.88 m
No of steering wheel turns lock to lock
2.57
WHEELS & TYRES
Tyres
205 / 55V R16
215 / 45 R17 unidirectional
Wheel
6.5J x 16 alloy
7.0J x 17 alloy
Spare wheel/tyre
Full diameter space saver
BRAKES
General
Dual-diagonal, split circuit, power assisted braking system with pressure proportioning valve
Dual-diagonal, split circuit, power assisted braking system with EBD (electronic brakeforce dist.)
Front
280 x 26mm Ventilated disc, floating-caliper brakes with pad wear warning device
Rear
260 x 10mm disc brake with parking brake mechanism
ABS 4-channel 4 sensor
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DIMENSIONS
Exterior
Length (mm)
4395
Width (mm)
1760
Height (mm)
1330
Wheelbase (mm)
2530
Ground clearance
152
125
Wheel track (front/rear)
1490 / 1490
Overhang (front/rear)
975 / 890
Interior (length/width/height)
1790 / 1420 / 1055
Cargo capacity seats up (SAE)
418
Head room front/rear (mm)
965 / 875
Leg room front/rear (mm)
1095 / 760
Shoulder room front/rear (mm)
1370 / 1284
Hip room front/rear (mm)
1310 / 1135
Fuel tank capacity (litres)
55
MASS
Tare / Gross (manual)
1255/1760
1295/1760
Tare / Gross (automatic)
1281/1760
1306/1760
FUEL FIGURES AS 2877* (litres / 100km)
Automatic highway cycle
6.2
7.0
Manual highway cycle
6.0
7.6
Automatic city cycle
9.5
11.0
Manual city cycle
9.0
11.5
* Source: AS2877 1986. Fuel consumption will vary depending on options fitted and in use, driving habits and the condition of the vehicle.
SAFETY FEATURES
Tiburon
Tiburon V6
Strengthened body/chassis with rigid cabin, front/rear crush zones, & separate front-end frame
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Driver airbag
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Passenger airbag
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Height adjustable front seat belts with pretensioners & load limiters
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Front adjustable head restraints
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Anti submarining front seat pans & rear seat ramps
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Front fog lights
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High density polyethylene fuel tank
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Impact absorbing bumpers
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Two child seat anchor point brackets with covers
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High mount stop lamp
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Door opening warning lamps
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Warning lights (seatbelt, door ajar, check engine)
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Dual tone horn
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Amber coloured dash cluster lighting
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EXTERIOR FEATURES
Rear spoiler with high mount stop lamp
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Body colour door handles and door mirrors.
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Rear intermittent window wiper with washer
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Fixed flexible antenna
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Dual chrome tip exhaust pipes
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Race type fuel filler cover
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CONVENIENCE & COMFORT
Air conditioning with pollen filter
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Engine immobilizer
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CD player & AM/FM radio with 6 speakers
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Central locking with keyless remote entry / burglar alarm system
s
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Power windows with driver side one touch down function
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Remote electric door mirror adjustment
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Trip computer with distance to empty, average speed and drive time
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Cruise control
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Leather steering wheel and auto gear knob
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Centre gauge unit with torque meter, volt gauge, and fuel consumption
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Full engine cover
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Short-travel manual gear shift lever action
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Full cloth seats
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Height, tilt and lumbar support adjustable drivers seat
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Indexed walk-in device on both front seats
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Front door map pockets
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Front passenger seat back pocket
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50 / 50 split fold rear seat backrests
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Electric remote tailgate release
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Headlamps auto off when ignition key removed
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Centre cabin map reading lights and luggage lamps
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Illuminated ash tray and lighter
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Brushed metal centre dash facia and door switch panels
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Alloy and rubber pedals and foot rest
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Centre console storage box/arm rest with rubber-lined cup and mobile phone recesses
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Storage recess with door by right rear seat
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Lift-out storage tray in spare wheel well
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Sunvisor vanity mirrors with ticket holder
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Luggage net on tri-fold boot floor
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Overhead console with sunglasses compartment & two separate reading lights
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Digital clock
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Day/night rear view mirror
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Rear coat hook
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Fuel filler safety tether strap
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Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) and Hyundai Automotive Distributors Australia (HADA) each reserve the right to alter vehicle specifications and equipment level without notice. This brochure is meant to serve as a general guide only. Specifications and equipment details shown may not be correct or accurate. Some equipment is optional, to the extent permitted by the law, neither HMC or HADA shall be liable to any person as a result of reliance on the contents of this brochure. Please consult your Hyundai dealer for the latest specifications, equipment level, options, prices, colours and vehicle availability. Metallic and Mica paint are optional extras.

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