2010 New York: Hyundai jumps into the subcompact sedan race
NEW YORK – Lined up directly at the new 2012 Nissan Versa sedan that debuted thirty minutes earlier, Hyundai rolled out the new 2012 four-door trunk version of its new Accent subcompact. The Accent-with-a-trunk will go on sale later this year, along with the new Accent four-door hatchback that debuted at this year’s Montréal auto show.
Except for the more practical rear aperture, the Accent hatchback is mechanically identical to the sedan. That means a new 1.6-litre direct-injected four-cylinder and six-speed automatic gearbox. The result is a hybrid-like 4.7 L/100 km highway fuel consumption.