Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Hyundai Named "Top 10 Coolest New Car Under $18,000"

Hyundai Named "Top 10 Coolest New Car Under $18,000"

2007 Hyundai Tiburon Earns Kelley Blue Book Honors For Sporty Styling And Affordability

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 04/27/2007 Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com), the leading provider of new- and used-vehicle information, named the 2007 Hyundai Tiburon to its annual list of "Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000."

The list includes the top 10 coolest and affordable new vehicles on the market. The editors at Kelley Blue Book focused on sporty stylishness and fuel economy, while thoroughly examining performance and fun-to-drive factor. Safety, environmental impact, interior size and comfort were also taken into account.

"Hyundai’s sporty Tiburon combines the presence of a $30,000 sports coupe with energetic driving dynamics and the value expected from the brand," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. "Updates for the 2007 model year include freshened front and rear styling."

The Tiburon offers life-saving active and passive safety features, track-inspired design and V6 performance handling of a sports coupe at a four-cylinder price. Kelley Blue Book editors chose the $18,000 price point as a logical demarcation of affordability.

"This recognition reinforces Hyundai’s commitment to providing terrific vehicles at affordable prices," said John Krafcik, vice president of Strategic Planning and Product Development, Hyundai Motor America. "Tiburon is perfect for the enthusiast looking for an entry-level sports coupe with great quality and lots of standard safety features."


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 750 dealerships nationwide.


Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com is America's most used and trusted vehicle pricing, values and information resource. The top-rated Web site provides the most up-to-date pricing and values for thousands of new and used vehicles, including the Blue Book® New Car Value, which reveals what people actually are paying for new cars. Since 1926, car buyers and sellers have relied upon Kelley Blue Book for authoritative and unbiased information to make well-informed automotive decisions. The company also reports vehicle prices and values via products and services, including the famous Blue Book® Official Guide and software products. Kbb.com also has been named the No. 1 automotive information site by Nielsen//NetRatings and J.D. Power and Associates seven years in a row. No other medium reaches more in-market vehicle shoppers than kbb.com; one in every three American car buyers complete their research on kbb.com.

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