Hyundai's front-drive sport coupe received a host of changes for 2007, including redesigned front and rear fascias, new headlights, taillights, hood, front fenders and exhaust tips; blue backlit gauges and gunmetal accents and standard MP3 capability for the audio system; and for SE models, a more aggressive, "track-tuned" suspension system, cross-drilled brake rotors with larger, 12-inch rotors and stability control with Brake Assist and traction control.
This year, the mechanicals are carryover for the sporty Tiburon. Four trim levels are offered: base GS, SE, GT and GT limited. Base GS models get a 138-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a standard five-speed manual transaxle. The SE and GT versions come with a 2.7-liter V-6 rated at 172 horsepower; GT versions offer the five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed Shiftronic automatic with manual gear-change function, while SE versions get a standard six-speed manual transmission.
Air conditioning, side-impact airbags, and anti-lock brakes are standard on all trim levels.
For 2008, Hyundai has made three months of XM satellite radio, along with the necessary hardware, standard. A 220-watt Kenwood audio system with MP3 capability is also standard this year.
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