Hyundai launches new-gen­er­a­tion Ac­cent in Africa and Mid­dle East mar­kets

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Hyundai has of­fi­cially launched the fifth gen­er­a­tion of its pop­u­lar Ac­cent small car in the Africa and Mid­dle East mar­kets.

High­lights of the new model in­clude a com­pletely new ex­te­rior de­sign and com­fort­able high­tech in­te­rior.

More ef­fi­cient pow­er­trains de­liver an out­stand­ing com­bi­na­tion of per­for­mance and fuel econ­omy, with a choice of 1.4-liter or 1.6-liter engines, in­clud­ing a diesel avail­able in some mar­kets, matched to a six-speed trans­mis­sion in either man­ual or au­to­matic.

Other ad­vances in­clude re­duced cabin noise and im­proved driv­ing dy­nam­ics, both helped by a stronger body shell, and a se­lec­tion of the lat­est safety and con­ve­nience fea­tures of­fered either as stan­dard or as op­tions. The new Ac­cent is also slightly longer and wider than the pre­vi­ous model, in­clud­ing an in­creased dis­tance be­tween the front and rear wheels, giv­ing oc­cu­pants more leg and shoul­der room.

“This new model makes sev­eral key im­prove­ments on the pre­vi­ous Hyundai Ac­cent, which was al­ready an ex­cel­lent car and very pop­u­lar with cus­tomers,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s head of oper­a­tions for Africa and the Mid­dle East. “De­sign and en­gi­neer­ing are com­pletely fresh, en­sur­ing a car that looks su­perb, is en­joy­able to drive, with high lev­els of safety, and will be eco­nom­i­cal to own.”

The de­sign of the new Ac­cent de­liv­ers a new in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Hyundai’s de­sign lan­guage. This in­cludes Hyundai’s sig­na­ture cas­cad­ing grille – a de­sign el­e­ment be­ing in­tro­duced across the brand’s prod­uct range. The grille is flanked by wrap­around head­lights and op­tional LED sig­na­ture day­time run­ning lights, while sharp char­ac­ter lines run the length of the car to the slim LED wrap­around tail lights.

Stan­dard safety fea­tures in­clude elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol, trac­tion con­trol and anti-lock brakes, as well as an emer­gency stop sig­nal, which au­to­mat­i­cally flashes the brake lights when the driver brakes heav­ily. Avail­able op­tions in­clude a six-airbag sys­tem, static bending head­lights to pro­vide bet­ter il­lu­mi­na­tion of the road through cor­ners, and auto cruise con­trol.

“The new-gen­er­a­tion Hyundai Ac­cent in­cludes many of the lat­est auto in­no­va­tions avail­able, im­me­di­ately set­ting a new bench­mark for its seg­ment,” said Song. “It of­fers some­thing ex­cep­tional to car buy­ers, and will con­tinue the Ac­cent suc­cess story.”

The de­sign of the new Ac­cent de­liv­ers a new in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Hyundai’s de­sign lan­guage.

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