The new generation of the Hyundai Accent is putting an accent on what the over-seas auto market is all about: more room in the cabin and less fuel consumption.
The 2012 Korean car comes in standard with stability control, which will be mandatory for all cars starting next year, curtain airbags and Bluetooth, but the rearview camera, leather upholstery and navigation systems are left for the competition.
Power to the next generation of the Accent comes from the new 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine, which according to the manufacturer is developing 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque, and the 0 to 60 mph acceleration takes less than 10 seconds.
The 1.6 liter engine can be connected to a manual or automatic transmission, but the manual version can be a rarity, because we all know that Americans prefer automatic.
The 2012 Accent is less expensive than its competition, at a price tag of 17.555 US dollars. Even though the price went up by $660 compared to the last year’s version, there is no doubt that the car has moved up.