Granted, there may be plans to bring back an I-4, 5 speed...but more than likely it wont be called a Tiburon. It will end up being another name. Theres a couple of members on Hyundai Aftermarket that are in constant contact with people at HMC (Corporate), so alot of this stuff is coming directly from that source.With the all-new Hyundai Genesis coupe coming down the pipeline in 2009 as a 2010 model, the current Hyundai coupe, the Tiburon, will cease to exist. This isn’t really a shock, since there’s not enough room in the line-up for two coupes. The 2008 model year will be the Tiburon’s last, and it will stop production as the Genesis goes on sale in the spring of 2009.
We can’t say we’ll miss the Tiburon — it’s time has come. During the first quarter of 2008 its sales were down 28.7%.
John Krafcik, product development vice president for Hyundai Motor America, says the Tiburon will be produced until the new rear-wheel-drive Genesis coupe goes on sale next spring, in which then the Tiburon line will be completely shut down.