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Hyundai announces global launch of new Accent

TORONTO, February 20, 2017

Hyundai Motor has announced the world premiere of its fifth-generation Hyundai Accent at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto which runs till February 26.

Since its launch in 1994, the car has steadily gained popularity and built a firm foundation for the fifth-generation model.

The All-new Accent builds on the strengths of its predecessors, incorporating Hyundai’s modern engineering prowess and expertise in research and development.

The All-new Accent boasts bold design, a sophisticated interior, a more efficient powertrain, noticeably reduced cabin noise, and significantly enhanced driving dynamics. Highlighting Hyundai Motor’s leadership in automotive innovation, the company’s newest subcompact car is equipped with the latest in safety technologies and convenience features.

The Accent four-door sedan will begin to arrive in markets globally from the third quarter this year, followed by the
All-new Accent 5-door the next quarter, said a statement from Hyundai.

“The Hyundai Accent has been enormously successful worldwide,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East. “The model has firmly established our brand as a leader in the small car market, and this new generation will set new standards in its class,” he stated.

The All-new Accent is set to raise the segment benchmarks for driving dynamics and safety while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency and maintaining Hyundai’s competitive position for unbeatable value.

Defined by its solidity, the All-new Accent uses 54.5 per cent Advanced High-Strength Steel – up from 41.5 per cent in the fourth generation – from the company’s affiliate Hyundai Steel plant. In addition, the Accent’s chassis has improved torsional rigidity by 32 per cent by using 98.5 m of structural adhesives to enhance rigidity.

The All-new Accent’s design exhibits confidence and sophistication with sculpted body forms and smoothly contoured lines that deliver a new interpretation of Hyundai’s signature design language, said a statement from Hyundai.

The new car features Hyundai Motor’s signature cascading grille, a visual design cue that is integral to the company’s identity. The grille is flanked by wrap-around headlights and signature LED daytime running lights.

The All-new Accent has a sweeping roof profile, and a sharp character line running the length of the car where it meets slim and sporty rear combination lamps at the rear, set above a slim and modern rear bumper. Features such as 17-inch alloy wheels and side mirror LED turn signal indicators add to the premium feel of the car, it stated.

In addition to the high-strength chassis, the Accent features several improvements to the front side members and inner side sill to improve collision protection, said the statement from Hyundai.

The front crumple zones have been increased, front side air bags have been upgraded, and reinforcements have been made to improve the car’s performance in small overlap crashes, it added.-TradeArabia News Service




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