Hyundai Tuscani

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Hyundai Tuscani

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H yundai wants to sell Tuscani each year, is quite ambitious these 15 years ago, selling up to coupes annually was a comfortable to Japanese car makers, because and quality were on their How can they produced coupes so because they utilized sharing with their production sedans. As the market switched to roadsters, whose construction made platform impossible, Japanese found slipping.

At the same time, coupe market was being by roadsters, hot hatches, RVs and the like of that means producing an yet high-quality coupe became and more difficult. Today, Toyota Celica and Honda are surviving in the international market.

though under such Tuscani does not try to deviate the successful formula the Japanese decades ago. Apart keen pricing, it followed the footprints to upgrade build to match or even surpass at the same price range Japanese included now. at the interior and you’ll see what I – the plastic used are more expensive than, a Celica.

In many ways it looks and very like Ford such as the texture over surfaces, the metal-effect console and dials with chromed Assembly are generally faultless, is hardly any surprise for the post-XG

The outlook design is also well executed. Generally it looks handsomer than the new Comparing it with Celica and is more difficult, since the new coupe tries to look rather than aggressive. it was styled by American in the company’s studio, no wonder from the it looks similar to Ford However, we still have to the designer because he obviously the rear quarter window and of Ferrari 456GT.

Looking at the details, I also Audi TT’s machined filler cap, Volkswagen dashboard, Aston Martin Vantage’s air vents and Lexus shifter gate. To make worse, it even adopts a just differing from a TVR by one letter. luckily, the company continue to badge it as Coupe in and Tiburon in North America, it would have been by TVR.

Compare with the Tiburon, the new Tuscani is 50mm 30mm wider, 27mm and offers 55mm longer This mean it is considerably and taller than rivals, length and wheelbase are still 2 people enjoyed good in the supportive Recaro-designed seats.

Rear seats are still for small children or dogs.

the handsome outlook you might not it is built on the platform of Elantra, ugly thing. Suspensions are struts up front and simple struts at the rear, in other unchanged from the old car. to the Japanese rivals’ double (Celica and Integra) or multi-link rear suspensions, Hyundai obviously spent the least in chassis.

Road testers my observations – the car is safe to but not very inspiring. Steering and response is not bad, but not as sharp as In fact, chassis response is far from sharp. Once twisty roads, it understeers so is the intervention of Traction Control.

Ride quality is stiff and at low speed bumps, but as speed it improves. A similar thing is in cornering: it feels big to handle on roads, but in high speed it displays good stability. As we the Tuscani was tuned in Germany by the RD center at Frankfurt, so it is not surprising it smooth and fast highways.

Hyundai Tuscani

Top enjoys a 2.7-litre V6 transferring Santa Fe and Trajet. That raise your pulse at but in fact it provides extra rather than excitement. should have modified the with new heads or exhaust to squeeze out more power, 190-200hp, but finally it did nothing. means the sportiest cars in shares an engine with an and a MPV. it outputs 167hp and (domestic version is rated at

Then, considering the kerb of 1340kg (150 more Celica), the best you can hope is 8 to do 0-60. Hardly exciting. You hope its new 6-speed manual to compensate some excitement, but again the shift quality is not slick.

Maybe lay a little to enjoy the torque and refinement of the V6 is a idea. Yes, in terms of there is still no four-cylinder balance-shafted or not – can match an balanced V engine. The V6 is also quiet, so you might forget you are driving a Hyundai.

Now you feel Hyundai has grown up, so you.

Nevertheless, we don’t to be old. We buy coupes because we are not yet or at least we are not willing to admit we are Therefore the Tuscani is not our choice by If we are really old, its rear won’t fit our children too.

I’d consider a Peugeot 406 instead.

The above report was updated on 14 Dec 2001. All Rights

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