Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hyundai Coupe Tiburon - Why do Brits pay more?

Today I was writing a commercial for the new 2007 Hyundai Coupe.

A sporty, sleek little car, they're quite popular here as reasonably priced sports cars. I don't like them, of course, but that's because I don't like anything that's not got lousy build quality, horrible fuel consumption and terrible reliability.

They're also popular in the States, where Hyundai has a good reputation as an affordable, reliable brand. They too have the 2007 Hyundai Coupe, branded Tiburon out there.

This is where the problem arises.

In England, a brand new 2007 Hyundai Coupe starts from £15,745.

In America, remarkably, it has pretty much the same price. Only in dollars, instead of pounds.

It retails from $16,595.

According to today's exchange rate, that's fractionally over £8,500.

So why - WHY - are the Brits paying £7,245 more for the very same car?

If somebody could explain this to me, I'd be very grateful.

Until then, I'll be sticking with my lovely little 11 year old Volvo.

1 comment:

Allcarphotos said...

Excellent blog and thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts here. I am putting together a collection of photos and information on Hyundai and so far I managed to cover some of the models, and you will find some cool Hyundai Accent photos, Hyundai Tiburon pictures and high resolution Hyundai Tucson photos. I hope you’ll find the website to be interesting, in case you want to pay it a visit and also check out the spy photo for the new Hyundai Veracruz SUV.

Enjoy your day!

Michael R.