New 2012 Hyundai Accent revealed

2012 Hyundai Accent

The new 2012 Hyundai Accent has been shown at the Montreal International Auto Show. Available in both 4-door and 5-door, Hyundai are hoping to dominate the subcompact class with the 2012 Accent. They hope to achieve this by offering the 2012 Accent with a number of safety features as standard, best in-class fuel economy and attractive “Fluidic Sculpture” design. Or you could just take John Krafcik’s word for it that: “the new Accent will kick the Fiestas butt!” He is the current US Hyundai CEO, so his opinion will be slightly biased.

Excellent fuel consumption for new 2012 Hyundai Accent

The new 2012 Hyundai Accent runs on a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that produces 138hp and 123 lb-ft of torque, which results in an estimated best-in-class 4.7 litres per 100km highway fuel economy. The engine uses Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), a first for the subcompact category, which controls the injection of fuel and results in improved fuel economy, increased power and a reduction in carbon emissions.

As far as the previously mentioned safety features, the new Accent comes with a whole bunch. The Accent is the only car in its segment to offer 4-wheel disc brakes as standard, as well as an Anti-lock Breaking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). It is also possible that the new Accent comes with the most acronyms in its segment but that is not a well documented statistic, so we can’t be sure.

Hopefully Hyundai South Africa will release details on a local release in the near future, along with pricing.