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