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#315 of 669 Here's some news from Hyundai concerning the Tiburon
Dec 09, 2003 (10:32 am)
for you all to gaze upon. Good stuff from the world's 7th largest automaker and climbing.
I kind of expected this news but now it is for real. Check it out.
HYUNDAI’S COUPE CABRIOLET IS HEADING OUR WAY!
Following an overwhelming public response, Hyundai is delighted to announce its stunning CCS concept car will be developed to go into production.
It was revealed at the Bologna Motor Show last week that the company’s most desirable concept car to date is destined for the showroom before 2007.
Based on Hyundai’s acclaimed third generation Coupe, the production version of the CCS – Coupe Concept Study – will have a unique roof mechanism engineered by industry experts, Karmann.
This system will allow the driver to transform the car from a glass-roofed Coupe to a sleek convertible at the touch of a switch. If weather conditions are changeable the driver can even opt for an intermediate configuration where the central glass panel slides beneath the rear window to give just a taste of wind-in-the-hair motoring.
The car was first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – prompting a stack of e-mails from potential customers eager to buy the car.
This global response has led Hyundai to confirm a production schedule for the CCS.
Jim Campbell, Marketing Director for Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd, said: “The Coupe has proved to be a huge hit in the UK, and we are delighted the CCS will become a reality. We will bring a new dimension to the cabriolet market, adding real value-for-money to soft-top motoring.”
Note to editors: Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd has sold more 4,598 Coupes in the first 11 months of this year. The UK is the biggest European export market for the Coupe.
The current Coupe went on sale in January 2002. Prices start at £14,495 for the 1.6 S.
Karmann are based in Osnabrück in Germany, and have been established since 1901. It has more than 50 years experience of building convertible cars.
For more information contact Rodney Kumar at the Hyundai Press Office.
Yahoo-Hyundai!! This car sounds very cool for the variety of car-environment driving conditions the driver can create according to actual driving conditions. The possibility of mechanical trouble might SEEM to be a problem with this machinery BUT, and it's a big BUTT, they are working with the WORLD'S best car convertible builders, Germany's Karmann. Looks promising considering the new Tiburon is the best looking car on the planet right now IMHO.
Here's another little tidbit about Hyundai. The Ulsan, South Korea plant is the world's largest car factory. Hyundai is now the world's 7th largest carmaker and is solidly aiming for the No.5 spot worldwide by the year 2010. Happy motoring!
#316 of 669 Yes, But What Will The Price Be?
Dec 09, 2003 (12:36 pm)
Mitsu tried something similar with one of its cars a while back. Thinking it ended up costing $50,000-ish and died quickly in the market.
Rise of euro against the dollar might make this interesting, though I don't know what the Euro has done against the won.
Praying it doesn't add more than about 25% to cost of car. No more than $5,000. More than than that, and I think it will flop. XG350 isn't setting the world on fire. People will only pay so much for a Hyundai. Future resale value a huge concern to most buyers.
Wish Hyundai wouldn't go to such an expensive option. What is wrong with a nice convertible with a folding top?
#317 of 669 Figuring that we're talking Hyundai here I wouldn't
Dec 09, 2003 (2:08 pm)
expect the Hyundai Tiburon CCS to top $25,000 with this Karmann-built folding convertible top part of the package. The base Tiburon will no doubt stay low-priced as well as the GT V6 as Hyundai develops this new convertible. Note that they mentioned "before 2007" for this car to be ready so prices are barely a concern for the Tiburon CCS(Coupe Concept Study) right now.
#318 of 669 Never mind cabrio
Dec 09, 2003 (3:48 pm)
Would the 3.5 V6 (sweetly tuned, of course) fit? If so, why not? Hyundai, just cut the crap.
Unless you're willing to turbo a valve-timed four to compete with the so-called economy and revs of RSX/Celica stuff, go exclusvely V6, and blow the pig or give me bigger. C'mon, all you mourning Camaro/F'bird buyers.. ... Oh, yea, Hyundai, don't forget to finally explore REAR WHEEL DRIVE. ... (Okay, so it'd weigh a bit more)
#319 of 669 Forgot a question
Dec 09, 2003 (3:50 pm)
When warm, the idle stays way high (1400-2000) for a good minute if allowed. Am I alone here?
Dec 10, 2003 (9:57 am)
Adding the power top will increase the price roughly 5k. Mitsu's 3000 GT Spyder was so expensive because Mitsu started with a 45k car and then added the hardware, bring the price to 50k. So, I expect prices to be around 25k for the Tib convertible. I'd take the hardtop convertible Tiburon anyday over a cheaper fabric top. Cloth and vinyl tops wear out after about 8 years of use and they start looking moldy well before that, detracting from the cars looks. They also are easily cut and broken into. The folding hardtop solves all those problems. I'm so excited Hyundai is bringing this car to market!! Maybe I will have my car paid down enough by 07 to trade up. Then I could sell my 92 Miata since I will have the comfort of a closed coupe and the fun of a convertible all in one. Please Hyundai, don't change your mind about bringing it to the US!!
Dec 10, 2003 (9:58 am)
No idle problems here. My engine has never idled high in warmer temps. As for the 3.5, no it won't fit in the Tiburon's engine bay. You wouldn't want that big, heavy iron block engine up there anyway. It would throw the handling all out of wack and turn it into a huge understeerer.
#322 of 669 Idle problems, and more
Dec 11, 2003 (11:08 pm)
I have had a high and rough idle but only when I first start the car on a cold day. It stops after about 30 seconds.
Got a question though anyone else had there ecm reprogrammed per a recent recall. The dealer I went to did mine automatically last time I was there for a recall (went in to get my brake lines repositioned).
Car now runs horribly I can only guess it’s from this ecm reprogram. Agh!
As for the car steering pulling mine has pulled to the right since the day I got it (steering wheel is never straight always cock eyed) been told by 3 dealerships that its every thing from the road sloping to the wheel is just put on wrong and can't be adjusted. Let me know if you can get this fixed.
Other than that and both door window motors dying this car is great.
#323 of 669 RE:Idle problems, and more
Dec 12, 2003 (11:07 am)
I was worried about having the ECM upgraded myself. I was in for the brake line repositioning recall and the SW mentioned the reflash. I asked if it would be possible to restore the version I had if performance was affected. I was told the old version could be applied.
Anyway, I did allow them to reflash the ECM and car still runs perfectly. As for pulling to the right, I've never had this problem when driving normally. All I can relate to is the torque steer on hard acceleration, but that's to be expected on this car.
I would ask the dealer to reflash your ECM again.
#324 of 669 cfbd1273 power window problems
Dec 12, 2003 (12:09 pm)
What were the signs of your power windows failing? My one time fluke with the power window fuse (look up a few posts) has turned into a more major electrical problem. My windows refused to work again this morning and messing with the fuse didn't help. I opened the door and the window suddenly worked. I was at a drive through so once I got my stuff and attempted to put the window back up, it refused to work. I decided to drive straight to the dealer to show them the problem. I messed with the fuse on and off all the way and the window wouldn't go up. And wouldn't you know it, when I pulled up to the dealer, opened my door and then slammed it shut, the window magically started working again. I think I have some kind of short or loose connection inside my door panel, but this is going to be one major hassle to get fixed if it stays so intermittent. I'm wondering if your window problem was the same, or did the motor just die one day?