The latest version of Hyundai Accent has been introduced recently by Hyundai Motor America at the New York International Auto Show. The 2012 Hyundai Accent comes with fully redesigned concept, which has more powerful and efficient engine, excellent fuel-economy, and a new four door hatchback body style. Hyundai Accent 2012 has been considered as affordable small car, which is available between the price ranges of $12,545 – $16,895. It gives compact-class interior space in a subcompact case and powered by strongest Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine. It is manufactured with company’s unique and expensive “Fluidic Sculpture” design, exceptional roominess and full balance of standard safety features.
Several affordable cars are available in the market including Fiesta, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Chevy Sonic, Toyota Yaris, etc, so these all will be the main competitors of 2012 Hyundai Accent. The latest model of Hyundai accent is powered by all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine that uses latest engine technology to produce a class-leading 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class standard 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway fuel economy. Government has given four stars out of five for safety features. It got rating for overall frontal, overall side, frontal offset, good roof strength and acceptable in side impact.
The 2012 Accent is the first subcompact car that uses direct injection technology on a gasoline as well as it is the only car in the class to offer a six-speed manual transmission. Accent’s 1.6-liter engine produces 138 horsepower, but as per the reviewers it is not enough to drive because current model of Mazda2 and Honda Fit are already better in the engine compared to 2012 Accent, even if the Mazda2 creates only 100 HP, while the Fit creates 117 HP.
The 2012 Hyundai accent is the best or affordable for those who are searching economical vehicle with some standard features like superior trunk space, standard USB port, satellite video, highest non-hybrid fuel economy ratings in the class and restful front and back seats. Users have two choices in 2012 Hyundai Accent: 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback named as GLS sedan, GS hatchback and SE hatchback. All models are offered with almost similar features they are diverse by body type. Currently, most of the all cars are available with navigation system, but people cannot enjoy this feature in new Hyundai Accent.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent is a really noticeable in the subcompact class. The car looks a lot more expensive than its price. Many subcompact cars cut corners on design, but accent comes with modern and fluid perfection design. The upcoming accent has an outstanding front fascia to greet oncoming traffic and bold rear bumper design. 5-door facility gives excellent flexibility that permit users to carry stuff through the rear hatch with incredible ease like odd-shaped items that may not fit in a conventional trunk.
Accent is low step-in height that makes it easy for kids to exit and enter it. The rear spoiler is manufactured with unique and aerodynamic design. The fourth generation Accent is packed with longer wheelbase, which has grown 3 inches compared to previous model. Just like other new Hyundai variants, it features good-looking finish and huge list of regular facilities. The larger 16-inch alloy wheels are manufactured with low systematic resistance silica tires that offer great style and optimize fuel economy.
The 2012 Hyundai accent comes with improved interior and plenty of legroom and headroom. It gives good ergonomics and sufficient space for four adults. The seats of the car are quite comfortable with soft bolsters, which makes backseat ride comfortable for even 6-foot passengers. It is decorated with upholstery fabric and updated dash, consoles, trim and storage nooks. You can store longer items easily with the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seat back. It also offers many compartments to store small things like sun-glass storage, a storage tray, front map pockets with bottle holders, dual front cup-holders, a front glove compartment, and a sliding armrest storage console.
Accent is offered with steering-wheel-mounted Controls, by which you can alter the station and turn up the volume or connect cruise control without taking your hands from the wheel. You are also able to enjoy steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls that put the control right at your fingertips. The steering wheel is packed with Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, which gives ability to receive your call without ever reaching for your phone.
It is available with 172-watt audio system that is packed with Sirius XM Satellite Radio and auxiliary input jacks. It is offered with six speakers and great sounds, so that you can listen to your favorite music loudly and clearly. With the iPod/USB and auxiliary input jacks facility, you can make your road trips more epic by enjoying nonstop music from your top playlists. It also offers several other features like power windows and mirrors, air-conditioning, cloth door inserts, power door locks, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks and trip computer.
New Hyundai accent is specially created to outperform. It is powered by Eco-efficient 1.6L 4-cylinder Gamma GDI engine that gives consistent power in a variety of driving situations. The GDI engine delivers 138 hp, which is 25% more than its predecessor. It is manufactured with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CCVT) facility, which becomes more helpful to enhance torque and fuel efficiency so that you spend less time at the pump. The 1.6-liter 4-cylinder can be attached with 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual with Shiftronic.
Using less fuel is better for the environment and for your wallet. It is created with Class-leading Standard Fuel Efficiency, which gives 40 MPG (mileage per gallon) on the highway for automatic transmission. It also comes with aerodynamic body, shielded tire and optimized engine undercover to help lessen conflict. Active Eco system is available in all accent variants with automatic transmission. Through the system, you can adjust engine and transmission control for better fuel economy.
All 2012 Hyundai Accents are equipped with huge list of standard safety features like antilock disc brakes with brake assist, active front head restraints, stability and traction control, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. With six airbags, you can protect yourself in sudden accident. It comes with Vehicle Stability Management System that activates function of safety features including electronic stability control, traction control system, motor-driven power steering, and anti-lock braking system in possible accident situations. Through the Anti-lock Braking System, you can control the wheel under hard braking.
With New Hyundai Accent, you can handle your drive with full confidence because Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) system balances braking forces during sudden braking. The front and driver seat is set with seat-belts, which is made with pretensioners that tighten belts automatically in the event of accident. The release date of the 2012 Hyundai Accent is not confirmed yet.
- Great gas mileage
- Delivers 25% more HP compared to predecessor
- Effective hatchback styling
- High-quality interior fit and finish
- Attractive new exterior design
- Real room for four adults
- Sunroof and Navigation unavailable
- Middling acceleration
- Back seat can be warm on head room
Specifications of Hyundai Accent 2012
- Displacement: 1.6-Liter
- Horsepower @ rpm: 138 @ 6300
- Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 123 @ 4850
- Compression ratio: 11.0
- Valve train: 16-valve
- Fuel system: GDI
- Body type: 4-door and 5-door
- Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Driver and Front Passenger Side-impact Airbags (SRS), seat-mounted
- Front and Rear Side-curtain Airbags (SRS), roof-mounted
- Rear LATCH child-seat-attachment system
- 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist
- 3-point Seatbelts, all seating positions; front seatbelt pretensioners
- Advanced Driver and Front Passenger Airbags (SRS) with Occupant Classification System (OCS)
- Active front head restraints
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Rear seat adjustable head restraints
- Front and rear crumple zones
- 6-speed manual (city / highway / combined) : 30 / 40 / 34
- 6-speed automatic (city / highway / combined) : 30 / 40 / 33
- Fuel-tank capacity (gal.) : 11.4
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