Hyundai Unveils its 2018 Accent

The entry level Hyundai now redesign for 2018 with the greater levels of comfort & features


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Hyundai has just taken the covers of its  B-Segment 2018 Accent at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show held in Toronto. The Accent is the most accessible and affordable car in most of the markets and now moved into the fifth generation that confirms the popularity of the nifty Accent.

Hyundai has promised to set the new exemplary standards in this highly competitive B-segment. Thanks to the usage of 54.5% Advanced high strength steel and torsional rigidity by 32% ensure improved driving dynamics. This also helped in enhancing the most important area – the safety, by absorbing more impact during the collision. On other hand, NVH levels (Noise, Voice & Harshness) is notably reduced helping better driving experience.

Improvements in safety are quite noteworthy, the 2018 Accent now feature segment first Autonomous Emergency Braking, which utilizes a front forward-facing radar to detect a vehicle and warn the driver of a potential collision. If the driver does not react to avoid the impact, the system will apply emergency braking. A six-airbag system is standard along with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, and ABS.The new Accent also offers the reverse camera with dynamic guidance lines.

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The 2018 Hyundai Accent is significantly redesigned to attract new buyers. The edges and creases are now softened and more pronounced grill as opposed to the infused in-the-bumper grill on the predecessor. Now grown bigger in the size as well as compare to the 4th gen, the 2018 Accent is 29mm wider and the overall length is increased by 15mm. The new headlights incorporate LED DRLs and the in the rear the taillights boast a new infused LED design.

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Customers will be at home with the newly redesigned cabin. the notable feature here in the large 7inch TFT screen that will include Apple CarPLay and Android Auto for the mobile and multimedia connectivity by providing dual iPhone/USB and auxiliary input jacks.

The All-new Accent receives a revised powertrain tuned for improved fuel efficiency and everyday drivability. The 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) engine produces 132hp and estimated 119lb. ft. of torque. Compared to the previous generation Accent, the engine’s powerband has improved with a 4.6% increase in torque from 1,500rpm to make everyday drivability easier. Specifically, the acceleration performance for 40-80km/h and 80-120km/h has been improved over the previous model by 0.2 and 1.3 seconds, respectively.

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The automatic transmission has also been redesigned to reduce the unit’s overall weight by 2kg and improve operational efficiency.

In addition, Accent vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions will include the company’s Drive Mode Select feature to adjust both powertrain performance and steering calibration, allowing the driver to customize the driving character by selecting from two modes: Normal or Sport, by simply touching a button on the center console.

Hyundai will be selling a 5 door version alongside with the sedan. The sedan will arrive in global markets in the third quarter of 2017.


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