Tiburon Leads the Sporty Coupe Segment With Performance, Styling and Value
The exterior of every Tiburon has been revised for 2005. The front end features a new grille and lower fascia, new headlamp and fog lamp design. In addition, the side garnish has been changed from the original gill design to a horizontal slot style. The side mirrors have been redesigned to improve aerodynamics and provide even better vision for the driver. There is also a new taillight treatment and new badging that reflects the three trim levels.
The Tiburon GS is fitted with Hyundai's high-tech 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC, four-cylinder engine. For 2005, Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) has been added for even more precise control of engine emissions.
The Tiburon GS is fitted with a smooth-shifting 5-speed manual transmission and the available 4-speed automatic is fitted with Hyundai's Shiftronic manumatic control. The Tiburon GS sound system is an AM/FM/CD stereo system with six speakers.
Tiburon GS is fitted with restyled 16-inch alloy wheels and 16-inch Michelin tires. A handsome 17-inch wheel and tire package is available for the first time with the four-cylinder powertrain for 2005.
The Tiburon GT model is fitted with Hyundai's all-aluminum 2.7-liter V6 engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. The Tiburon GT is fitted with the standard 5-speed manual transmission; the 4-speed Shiftronic automatic is available. All GT models are fitted with a rear deck lid spoiler and 17-inch Michelin all-season tires mounted on handsome 17 x 7.0-in alloy wheels. In addition, the sporty GT is fitted with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped transmission gear selector knob and leather door inserts. New for 2005 is the efficient HVAC unit which features air conditioning with automatic temperature control.
The Tiburon GT is also fitted with new seats that feature leather bolsters with cloth inserts that help the driver stay in place while exploring Tiburon's performance envelope. Leather door inserts are also part of the interior upgrade for model year 2005. All of the trim is highlighted with contrasting red stitching on the seats, door inserts and the leather-wrapped steering wheel for high performance styling.
The Tiburon SE is the sportiest Tiburon. It is fitted with the 2.7-liter DOHC V6 engine matched to the smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission. Drivers who demand the best and love the "snick-snick" sound and precise feel of a precision 6-speed transmission will appreciate the transmission fitted to the Tiburon SE.
The SE also comes with a high rear deck spoiler, sport red front brake calipers, ABS, fog lights, aluminum pedals, manual air conditioning, Kenwood AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers, and an auxiliary instrumentation unit with torque meter, fuel consumption gauge and voltmeter. The new Tiburon SE model will be available later in the 2005 model year.
2005 Hyundai Tiburon pricing:
(Nov 30, 2004)