The Hyundai Tiburon (Korean: 현대 티뷰론), known as the Hyundai Coupe (현대 쿠페) or Hyundai Tuscani (투스카니) in some markets, was a compact sports coupe that was produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai from 1996 to 2008.
The name "Tiburon", a slight variation of "tiburón", the Spanish word for "shark", is the name given to the North American, Australian, New Zealand, South African, and Austrian production of the vehicle. It was known as the Hyundai Coupe in some European and Indonesian markets. It had been branded as the Tuscani (투스카니) and Turbulence (터뷸런스) in the home South Korean market.
The model had been released in two generations (RD and GK) over its lifespan and in that time these generations have been subject to periodic facelifts. These facelifts have attempted to keep the car up to date with various safety improvements and a mixture of changes to exterior and interior styling. The RD Tiburon was in production for 5years from 1996 to 2001. The GK Tiburon was introduced in 2002 (as a 2003 model) and ended production in 2008. The Hyundai Veloster later replaced the Tuscani.
In second generation models of the Hyundai Tiburon, a top level trim package was released in some markets, named Tuscani (which has caused some confusion in the global community as this was also what the Hyundai Tiburon was named in South Korea). It was a complete, all upgrades package with every option included. It was the elite version of the car originally only offered in yellow. Lesser versions had colour options and were given the GT designation. Later years introduced optional coloring. In the UK market, the V6 was only available in full upgrade specification and did not hold the name Tuscani.