May 28, 2013: India's second largest carmaker, Hyundai Motor has now finally stopped the production of its entry-level sedan, Accent, which was launched about 14 years back in India. The car has however lost the charm it had some year back, it also had a CRDi powered version, which was discontinued in the year 2007. The company has also removed the Accent from its official website as well. The reason why the car could not lure buyers is the fact that it didn't the facelift timely, so it was comparatively the oldest in its league. Also, Hyundai i20 became the new best-seller for the company, which serves the purpose of both a premium hatch and being over 4-metre car, it also attract the buyers who love to own a big car. One more reason behind its discontinuation is the company's new focus on the compact car, which will sit between the existing i10 and i20.
It's impressive handling, simple design, quiet and comfortable ride make the Hyundai Accent a very likeable and a preferred choice for a sedan. The front long view of the car is dominated by larger clear headlamps, stunning front grille with horizontal slats and centrally located company logo, body colour front bumper and lower grille. The Hyundai Accent is fitted with body colour rear view mirrors that are internally adjustable; it is also decorated with body colour waistline moulding. Front and rear windows of the car are electronically powered and glasses are tinted.
The rear view of the Hyundai Accent is as sober and sophisticated as the front side. The rear view is enhanced with stylish tail lights, body colour bumper, rear defogger, body colour rear garnish, high mount stop lamp and compact trunk gate that houses company emblem at trunk spoiler.
The Hyundai Accent comes with stylish interior and seating arrangement that gives it a feel of a premium car. The three spoke tilt and power steering wheel along with the gear knob is wrapped in leather. It also has wooden finish panels at doors that give it a classic look. The dashboard of the Hyundai Accent sports a simple but readable instrument panel, AC vents and glove box. The sedan can accommodate five passengers including the driver; rear seat bench is 60:40 split folding while the front seat has head restraints that are adjustable.
As far as the safety of the passengers is concerned, Hyundai Accent is armoured with sufficient safety features such as central door locking, child proof rear door locks, day and night inside rear view mirror, key less entry, headlamp levelling device, high mount stop lamp and immobilizer.
Editor's Take : The fuel economy of the Accent is decent, however there are vehicles with higher fuel economy as well.
The Hyundai Accent comes loaded with a 1.5 litre, 1495cc, 4 cylinder, SOHC engine which belts out a top power of 95 Ps at 5500 rpm and pumps out a top torque of 12.7 kgm at 3500 rpm. The car engine is incorporated with a five speed manual gearbox for enhanced performance. It has MPFI fuel supply system that ensures maximum use of every drop of fuel. Hyundai Accent has been equipped with a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres. According to Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the sedan gives 16.36 kmpl but actually, it delivers a mileage of 12.3 kmpl in the city and 13.5 kmpl on highways . The LPG variant also gives more or less the same fuel economy.
Editor's Take : The power produced by the 1.5-litre engine on the Accent was good a decade ago, but the growing technology has made lower displacement vehicles more powerful.
The Hyundai Accent comes with a 1.5 litre petrol engine with 4 cylinder, 12 valve, SOHC that lays out maximum power of 95Ps at 5500 rpm and churns out top torque of 12.7 kgm at 3500 rpm . The 5 speed manual gearbox plays very important part to achieve the required acceleration and power. This is the best sedan at an affordable price for city driving but a complete no-no for highway cruising; the 4 cylinder engine is quite good for maneuvering in city but feels sluggish at highway trip. However, those who want cheap sedan with good fuel efficiency, it works well.
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Editor's Take : The acceleration of the Accent is good for city and even for highway driving.
The Hyundai Accent is powered by a 1495cc, In-line 4 cylinder, 12 valve, SOHC power-train which delivers maximum power of 95 PS at 5500 rpm and gives a peak torque of 12.7 kgm at 3500 rpm with the help of 5 speed manual gearbox. The sedan is developed for city commuting where you need to change gears quite regularly; but its not that much zippy at highways. The major benefit of the car is fuel economy and affordable price tag.
The existing Hyundai Accent is a sedan body type car that comes with long hood and compact rear side, it has a seating capacity of 5 passengers with ample room inside. The car has quite good exterior appearance but fails to get attention in crowd; nevertheless, the fit and finish deserves special mention. The sedan has front engine and front wheel drive like most of the other sedans in the country.
The front view of the Hyundai Accent is pretty long that also houses the heart of the machine, its nose resembles a smiling face with lower grille and fog lamp like slot that has some plastic design. The nose has clear headlamp clusters at both upper sides in very general design, centrally positioned front grille has horizontally placed bars with company logo. The bonnet top is simply flat and don't have mentionable flow lines. The car has both side rear view mirrors wrapped in body colour; they can be adjusted internally. The side view of the car has got body colour door handles and waistline moulding along with a very small turn blinker below the ORVM.
Let's move towards the rear view of the Hyundai Accent, well, this is as general as the front part of the machine. All the components are fitted with utmost care and contributes to uniformity of the sedan. The tail lights are clear and positioned elegantly to create magic for drivers coming behind. The body colour rear bumper can be spotted easily due to its bold design; the trunk gate is compact and comes with body colour garnish, a high mount stop light has been incorporated to inform rear side drivers while applying brakes.
The Hyundai Accent is a 4 door, 5 seater sedan type economical car that looks very similar to other sedans in the country. It's overall length is 4250mm, width 1670mm and height is 1370mm. The car has good ground clearance of 172mm while it has front track of 1435mm and rear one is 1425mm.
Editor's Take : The interior styling of the Accent has aged, but it still looks good even compared to the competition.
The Hyundai Accent has great interior design that impresses anyone at first sight. If we compare its exterior and interior, the latter is much better and makes you feel like sitting in a premium car.
The front cabin of the sedan is spacious and has ample room for both occupants. The dashboard is comprised of instrument panel behind the steering wheel, AC vents, glovebox in front of co-driver seat; the three spoke steering wheel of the Hyundai Accent is tilted, powered and wrapped in leather. The instrument cluster houses tripmeter, tachometer, door ajar warning, ignition key reminder and low fuel warning lamp.
The inside atmosphere is taken care by AC and cabin heater ; all side power windows help to maintain the cooling in the cabin. The interior consists of wooden finish panels , door trim with fabric inserts, leather wrapped TGS Knob, the seats have semi-cloth upholstery. All the seats have got seat belts and adjustable headrests for front seats while the rear seat row gets two integrated headrests except middle seat that is generally not fitted to allow the driver see behind clearly; the rear seat row is 60:40 split folding. Other interior features include delay out interior lamp, trunk lamp, clutch foot rest, front door map pockets and day and night mirror.
As far as comfort inside the Hyundai Accent is concerned, you will never be disappointed with the features since the company has kept passenger comfort at first in mind. In view to give that level of comfort, Hyundai Accent comes featured with three spoke tilt and power steering which is wrapped in leather for the sake of luxurious feeling. The drive is kept informed about the car functionality through the instrument panel which consists of tripmeter, tachometer, low fuel warning lamp, door ajar warning lamp and ignition key reminder .
The front seat of the Hyundai Accent is equipped with adjustable head restraints while the rear seat row comes with integrated head restraints, each seat has seatbelts. Sufficient room for leg stretch, shoulder room, headroom is ensured in both the seat rows; the rear seat is 60:40 split folding. In addition to that, the sedan has an AC and cabin heater that keeps the cabin at desired comfort level.
The Hyundai Accent is also offered with enough storage room that is carved in rear side in the form of boot, at dashboard as glovebox and at front door that has map pockets. The driver can also open/close tail gate and fuel filler lid remotely. Apart from that, ORVMs can also be adjusted according to one's need, internally.
Editor's Take : The 1.5-litre petrol engine of the Accent is decent and even the fuel efficiency is moderate. The performance of the sedan when compared to competition is also good.
The Hyundai sedan, Hyundai Accent is loaded with a 1.5 litre, 1495cc, 4 cylinder, 12 valve, SOHC petrol engine that is fuel efficient and good performer. The powerplant develops a top power of 95 Ps at 5500 rpm and generates a peak torque of 12.7 kgm at 3500 rpm with the help of five speed manual gearbox. This 4 cylinder engine does a great job in city driving and the manual gearbox helps to accelerate it at higher level. Along with that, the Hyundai Accent is regarded as fuel efficient car that gives around 12.3 kmpl of mileage in city and 13.5 kmpl on highways. The gear shifting is smooth and handling feels much better. However, on highways, the car behaves a little sluggish due to its lower cubic capacity and the same is the case when accelerating.
Both the variants, Hyundai Accent Executive and Hyundai Accent LPG, are powered by the same capacity engines which produce the same output.
Editor's Take : The Accent doesn’t get a music system with the car, however it gets power windows, power steering and AC.
The Hyundai Accent does not feature a audio system which is a big disappointment for car lovers. At least, a conventional audio system is desirable in a sedan car like Hyundai Accent. However, the car comes equipped with AC and cabin heater that keeps the inside atmosphere cool thus occupants can feel like home even in scorching heat outside.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The Hyundai Accent is assembled with 13 inch wheels and tubeless tyre s. The tyre specification is same for the both that is 175/70 R 13. This tyre configuration is good enough to take all the load of the vehicle and ensures better performance. To add beauty to the wheels, full wheel cover is offered as a standard feature.
Editor's Take : The Accent is one of the best handling sedans of its times and even today it is good. The Accent’s ride is also pliant and even its braking.
Hyundai's sedan, Hyundai Accent is equipped with front ventilated disc brakes and rear self-adjusting drum brakes , incorporated to reduce the cost of the vehicle thus making it affordable. The other aspect of this combination is quite simple; most of the braking is done on the front wheels thus fitting disc brakes at front is obvious for a car like Hyundai Accent. The car comes equipped with front McPherson strut with coil spring and stabilizer bar, the rear forks are dual link with coil spring and anti roll bar type. The suspension system works to provide jerk free driving experience along with providing support to the frame of the car.
Editor's Take : The safety feature son the Accent includes seat belts and engine immobiliser.
As far as handling of the Hyundai Accent is concerned, it has enough material to do that job, for example power and tilt steering, front disc brakes and sound suspension system all contribute to the great handling.
Hyundai has also taken care of the safety of the occupants of Hyundai Accent, it has fitted it with most common safety features that include dual central door lock/unlock at driver and co-driver side, child proof rear door locks, day and night mirror, key less entry, head lamp levelling device and high mount stop lamp.
Hyundai Accent Pros :
Spacious, Comfortable, Stylish, Less cost of maintenance.
Hyundai Accent Cons :
Small boot, not suitable for highway driving, exterior looks could have been better.
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