Hyundai Tiburon

In several markets the Hyundai Tiburon is sold and branded as a Tuscani. The Tuscani wears a circular badge containing a smaller circle of black and gray horizontal bars, which are overlaid with a letter 'T' painted gold on the left side and silver on the right side. Even in markets where the car is sold as a Hyundai Tiburon or a Hyundai Coupe, the name Tuscani has become quite popular. Many cars have even been modified aftermarket to be rebadged with the Tuscani emblems. In Canada, a special edition of the Tiburon is sold as a the Tuscani edition. It is no wonder then that a rumor has started to circulate that Hyundai is considering a plan to branch off the Tuscani name as a complete sub brand for the more exclusive, sporty, and up market models. The existence of the name has most likely come into existence to achieve greater sales where the Hyundai name has been associated with more budget products. Nevertheless, the Hyundai Tiburon is a compact coupe produced by Hyundai since 1996. The name itself means shark in Spanish. Tiburon is the name given to the current North American, Australian, New Zealand, South African, and Austrian production of the vehicle, though it is called the Hyundai Coupe in world markets. It has also been known by the moniker Turbulence and Tuscani in the South Korean market. Enthusiasts sometimes refer to it using the nickname 'Tib' or 'Tibby' in the markets in which it is called the Tiburon. It was available in a few foreign markets with engine choices of either 1.6L or 1.8L. In the United States, The Tiburon was first offered with an engine choice of 1.8L. Then Hyundai upgraded the Tiburon to an available 2.0L Engine choice, marked the FX in 1998. All versions of the Tiburon manufactured from 1996-2001 are known as "RD" Tiburons.