The fifth generation 2018 Hyundai Accent was launched by the manufacturer at the Canadian International Auto Show that took place in Toronto.
Featuring a bold and sleek design, the red colored variant of the new Accent has a more powerful engine which has better fuel efficiency, a sophisticated interior combined with the right price tag it could very well be another popular model for Hyundai. Accent has a long running tradition among buyers around the globe and the newest version promises to offer better driving dynamics with quieter interiors giving the ultimate experience that drivers and passengers would want.
The design elements of the 2018 Hyundai Accent is strongly inspired by Elantra with a longer wheelbase measured at 2,580mm and wider size at 1,729mm. The height of the car still remains the same at 1,450mm with a ground clearance of 10 mm that will suit most road conditions. The car will also be available as a five door hatchback in select regions which will increase it’s over length by 70 mm. The fifth generation model uses advanced high strength steel for a major part of the car that is safer, has good noise isolation and withstands collison. Despite all these advantages, the material is lightweight and doesn’t add bulk to the car.
Under the bonnet is a 1.6-liter Gamma GDI engine that can produce about 132 horsepower combined with 161 Nm of Torque. The car’s overall acceleration has been improved by a few seconds and its fuel efficiency has improved by 7% that should make it a great choice for the everyday commuter. The engine is paired with a six speed manual gearbox but there’s also an option to go with an automatic gearbox. The new Accent has Normal and Sport driving modes.
Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, six air bags on all sides, ESC and overall material thickness that allows the car to resist collisions. The infotainment system is equipped with a compact 7-inch display that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2018 Hyundai Accent will be available in the third quarter of 2017 while the five door edition will be available by the end of the year. The Canada auto show had some other notable models as well. While the Accent may not makes it way to select regions, buyers in Malaysia can buy the Elantra instead of the Accent. The next gen Elantra will have a much bigger powertrain that delivers about 204 horsepower and features similar design improvements.