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STYLING | 7 out of 10
if you squint your eyes, the front end of this car looks like a baby Jaguar XK/Aston Martin
nice, rakish lines
a more muscular-looking hood and the front fenders and grille area
Kelley Blue Book
a simple but handsome cockpit
The 2008 Hyundai Tiburon isn't a European sportscar--it only looks that way.
Automobile notes that "the [Hyundai] Tiburon's exterior design is an amalgamation of design cues from various makes...if you squint your eyes, the front end of this car looks like a baby Jaguar XK/Aston Martin, which is not a bad thing." Cars.com says the “body features a high belt line and a short greenhouse, with a steeply raked windshield and back window," while Kelley Blue Book notes "a more muscular-looking hood and the front fenders and grille area having a slightly more aerodynamic and sleek appearance." Edmunds calls the styling “distinctive” and reports “the Tiburon (the name means 'shark' in Spanish) has improved in both looks and performance” with the current edition.
When it comes to the Hyundai Tiburon 2008 interior styling, Automobile says the Hyundai Tiburon 2008 interior design "is quite nice, although the materials aren't great...cool blue lighting on the gauges and controls dress up the interior." Cars.com notes that "the seats in the [Hyundai Tiburon 2008] GT feature red leather accents," but other reviewers feel that they "seem out of place and clash with the blue lighting." Edmunds has nothing but praise for the interior styling: "The 2008 Hyundai Tiburon has a simple but handsome cockpit...at first glance, it's evident that the interior designers wanted to impart a high-quality look and feel to the cabin."
The 2008 Hyundai Tiburon apes the style of sportier cars, and gets it mostly right.