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Spy Shots: 2012 Hyundai Accent

 
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2012 Hyundai Accent spy shots

With the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata already hitting the streets, and the next-generation Elantra just around the corner, attention now turns to Hyundai’s entry-level Accent, spied here in prototype form while testing in Germany.

The all-new 2012 Hyundai Accent is due to arrive by the middle of next year and will once again be offered in both hatch and sedan bodystyles. As clearly revealed by these latest spy shots, the new Accent will feature the same fluid design as seen on the Sonata and upcoming Elantra as well as a swoopy grille and tapered back headlights.

Internally codenamed RB, the new 2012 Hyundai Accent rides on the same platform as the i20 compact car sold overseas.

The most likely engine option will be a 1.6-liter four-cylinder mill with 140 horsepower on tap. While this may be seem a little feeble, note that it will likely be matched to Hyundai’s new six-speed automatic transmission and return a fuel economy of up to 40 mpg on the highway. A standard six-speed manual will also be offered. A hybrid model is also thought to be in the works though its release is still several years away at least.



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  1. If it follows the same direction of its big brother the Sonata this will be an excellent car with great fuel economy, good ride and easy to get because it will be affordable.
     
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  2. Looks as boring as all other Hyundais always have been. Congratulations Hyundai. Hooray for crappy Asian cars and their 15" wheels, skinny tires.
     
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  3. Patrick, you do not know what your talking about, Hyundai cars are becoming really great, with gorgeous styling, very efficient and powerful and ride well, not to mention having lots of great content for a good price.
     
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  4. I believe the full production - named "Verna" ( for the Chinese market ) is already out.. ( go to: http://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2011-verna/ )
     
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  5. Actually US Spec Accent along with Veloster gets the Next Gen Elantra grille, with advanced headlights. Details on projector headlamps are unknown, but I can tell you one this car will be a different animal than before, and 40 MPG is a cover story. It should be more. This engine without GDI already gets 40 MPG (That's with an ancient 4 speed tranny in Chinese Verna-look it up), and GDI with 6 Speed Transmissions will add more.
    Its a Top Secret what the MPG is, but it will be revolutionary for a car with this much power.
    Thanks for the shots guys.
     
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  6. This Accent really looks like recently revealed Verna. It may have some differences in order to follow local requirements. See:
    http://www.allsmallcars.com/blog/1044489_new-entry-level-hyundai-verna-to-replace-accent-for-u-s
     
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  7. No nmae Denton Im with you PATRICK does not know what he is writting I have owned one 98 Hyundai SW and it was a great car back then i have moved on to an 02 MCS and beleive me Hyundai is looking great as of today I have seen the DIESEl version in the Dominican Republic and are excellent cars. Its a shame we cant have them in Puerto Rico since we are GOVERNED by US laws (it sucks anyway!) All I here that these diesels are great Anyway, Hyundai has come a LLOOOONGG way and is considered a VERY good choice for a lot of people.
     
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  8. Aren't you being a little too late? The car has already been revealed.
    http://www.autoholiks.com/2010/04/2011-hyundai-verna-accent-revealed/
    Have i missed something?
     
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  9. http://www.autoholiks.com/2010/04/2011-hyundai-verna-accent-revealed/
     
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  10. Have I missed something?
     
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  11. @Lavkesh Arora
    Well put. I don't think you're missing anything, and it wouldn't be the first time MA was late to the party.
     
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  12. The Verna is the cheapened version of the Next Gen Accent for Developing markets. This being tested is the Accent/i25. Yes in Europe, Australia, etc.. it will get the i25 badge.
     
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  13. For the money this little car is great. I have a 2007 that I beat the hell out of and it never returns less than 30mpg. Great AC and 170 watt stereo for under $9000 most of the time. Plain, simple and dependable. Can't beat it.
     
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  14. The 1.4 gdi with 110 hp would make more sense for this car . It is entry level and aimed at budget shoppers. That engine would easily get better than 40mpg The 1.6gdi with 140hp would be ok for an SE model. Anything more powerful should be in the upcoming Elantra.
     
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  15. we just bought a 2011 accent. It's looks great but it's kinda uncomfortable when you're the passenger. The rear suspension is too bouncy and the the seats are too firm. It's hard to slouch when riding it. It's pretty neat when your the driver though. The plastic used in the interiors (ie power window switches, trimmings, and others) seem to be very brittle unlike what other auto maker use. Well in general it's still a nice car. I don't really know much, i'm just comparing it from my old civic'95.
     
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