New or Significantly Altered Models

1997 Hyundai Tiburon
Hyundai enters the sport-coupe market this year with the flashy Tiburon, a two door coupe derived from the successful 1993 HCD-II concept car. Tiburon is offered in two trim levels: Tiburon and Tiburon FX. The standard Tiburon features a 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder (130 hp, 122 lb-ft), fully-independent suspension, front disc-brakes, and 195/60R-14 performance tires. The FX model receives an upgraded 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine (140 hp, 133lb-ft), rear disc-brakes, and alloy wheels. 15-inch wheels and 55-series tires are an option on the FX model. For both models ABS is optional.

Updated Models

1997 Hyundai Sonata
Sonata has received extensive styling updates for 1997. A new front and rear end design features a stylish grille and headlight treatment. Styling changes on doors and mirrors have improved the NVH characteristics of the car. The dash has been updated with some replacement of controls.

Mostly Unchanged

1997 Hyundai Accent 3d
1997 Hyundai Accent sedan
1997 Hyundai Elantra sedan
1997 Hyundai Elantra wagon