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In Australia, the first generation models carried over the Hyundai Excel name used by the Accent's predecessor. The Accent was replaced in by the Hyundai Verna in South Korea, although most international markets, including the US, retained the "Accent" name. In Venezuela , Chrysler marketed these models as the Dodge Brisa until Since , the Accent had been the longest-running small family car sold in North America.

In Puerto Rico , it has been sold as the Hyundai Brio. In Russia, it is sold as the Hyundai Solaris. In , Hyundai Accent was named the most dependable subcompact car by J. Power and Associates. The Hyundai Accent X3 was introduced as a replacement for the Excel in for the model year.

The upper-specification models GX and GLX had full cloth interior as opposed to vinyl seat backings , height and lumbar support adjustments on the driver's seat, four-speaker sound system instead of two , passenger vanity mirror, a tachometer, and power antenna as standard. GX three-doors also had a standard rear spoiler, while power steering was standard on all but the Sprint. There were also some special editions—the Classique sedan in with anti-lock brakes and the Sportz in and with alloy wheels and a rear spoiler.

The overwhelming majority sold were the Sprint three-door, enticing buyers with free air-conditioning, driveaway pricing and from late , standard power steering. The facelift arrived in Australia in April with accompanying trim changes. The engine was a 1. In Australia, the X3 proved so popular due to its reliability and low price [10] [11] [12] that it was the third best-selling vehicle in the country in both and In the latter year, it achieved more than 44, sales a 5.

Between and , some , X3s were sold in Australia, making it arguably the most successful imported vehicle in the country's history. There was no diesel option. A GSi spec car was the top-specification Accent. Although the Accent was cheap to buy and insure, its engines were quite thirsty; the 1. In the US, although manuals exist for Accents before and after , a manual for Hyundai Accent has not been published.

Additionally, owners of the model were informed by their dealers that the power output of the 1. It came with either a 1. Production ran from December until November It had similar styling to the regular Hyundai Excel until it was given a facelift in featuring a new grille and foglamps.

Trim levels included the 1. The only body style available was the 4 door sedan. The Hyundai Accent was crash-tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme and showed rather poor performance, scoring only 4 points out of 16 for frontal impact.

The redesigned Accent LC sported a more angular body and increased dimensions. It received a minor facelift in , and was given the model code LC2. When the Accent sedan underwent a redesign, the hatchback continued on sale during only in Canada, since the hatchback skipped the model year for the United States.

But for Korea, it was the first model with the new nameplate: Verna. The Accent got new 1. This Accent was also the first to get a diesel version, with a 1. The GT version was similar to the MVi version marketed in Europe and Oceania, although the body kit was not as overtly hot hatch styled. In the GS trim was equipped with the 1. It was sold in Russia until as the Hyundai Accent side-by-side with the 3rd generation model which is sold as the Hyundai Verna.

It was launched in India in October as the "Accent" and was still in production after some minor facelifts; [16] the car was phased out in for local market. The Accent GLS variant, which now adopts front airbags and ABS to meet the regulations on safety equipment on new vehicles, implies that the Accent could live on until It is the best selling model produce by Hyundai's Chennai plant.

It has been restyled twice — in and — and is strapped with a 1. In Indonesia, it was sold from to and marketed in 3 different names. In , a facelifted version for taxi fleet sold as "Excel" based from G trim. Later from , 4-door sedan was replaced with 5-door liftback body style, sold as "Avega" until It scored The same un-restyled model, a four-door sedan had been crash tested by Russian magazine Autoreview in Despite the lack of airbags which are not available in the cheapest version of Accent on the Russian market it scored 9.

The three-door hatchback scored 9. A new exterior, larger interior, and CVVT engine are the notable features. This sedan includes 6 airbags , air conditioning, power steering with tilt, with optional four-wheel disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution , and a 6-speaker CD stereo. A premium sport package includes air conditioning , inch alloy wheels, power windows and heated mirrors, and remote power door locks. An automatic transmission is also available.

Hyundai began selling the 3-door hatchback in the United States during the spring as a model year vehicle. The 3-door is available in two trims — GS and SE. The Hyundai Accent SR is exclusive to Canada and only have been made, this version is like the Accent SE, but in addition has the fender flares, front lip, rear lip, and exhaust tip.

Dash also has a Carbon Fiber Trim Kit added to it. The Accent is presently the third-bestselling subcompact car in the United States, trailing after its rivals the Chevrolet Aveo and Toyota Yaris. In Europe, this model was heavily promoted by the motoring press, and even Hyundai themselves, as a "stopgap" model — that it was intended merely to plug the gap in Hyundai's range until a brand new small family car was launched in The new car, the Hyundai i30 , replaced both the Accent and the larger Hyundai Elantra.

The name change helped to distance the new model from the budget reputation of the Accent, and also to highlight that the new car can truly compete in the small family hatchback sector — something the Accent was slightly too small to do, and the Elantra too large. In Mexico , this is marketed as the Dodge Attitude : trim levels are 1. Hyundai had no official representation in Mexico, so select Hyundai models were rebranded as Dodges under an agreement with Chrysler 's Mexican division.

In India , it is marketed as Hyundai Verna. The previous generation remains in production alongside as a cheaper alternative, marketed as the Hyundai Accent. In Egypt , this generation is sold as the Hyundai New Accent 1. In , Hyundai Accent received the lowest number of problems per vehicles among compact multi-activity vehicles in the proprietary J. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study. Study based on responses from over 52, original owners of model-year vehicles, measuring more than models.

Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in January to April In , according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , the Accent received an Acceptable overall score in the frontal crash test and a Poor overall score for in the side impact test without its optional side airbags.

It didn't perform well even when equipped with side airbags, performance of the car's structure is marginal there would likely be injuries to internal organs, ribs and pelvis. Though originally scheduled for production release in the model year, introduction of the production version has been delayed indefinitely, along with the Kia Rio hybrid.

The hybrid Accent is expected to be introduced at the same time as a hybrid version of the Kia Rio , the Kia twin of the Accent. The new model is offered with the same 1. The car reverted to the "Accent" name as used in the X3 series. Sedan model is still in production, but the hatchback model was discontinued in August In Beijing, China, Hyundai released the China-exclusive version of this model under the "Verna" name on 23 August In January , the sedan had its North American debut and the hatchback had its world debut at the Montreal Auto Show.

There is one engine option in North America for the Accent, a 1. This engine features the gas direct injection technology 1. Also, the head and block are made of aluminum.

The Active had switched to a 1. As part of a upgrade, Hyundai simplified the Accent to just one grade called Sport. The Sport grade combined the SR's 1. Due to the lack of right-hand-drive 5th generation Accent production in Korea, Hyundai is set to phase the Accent nameplate out of Australia once all stock is exhausted by the end of As of January , the Accent was removed from the Hyundai Australia website, marking the end of the nameplate's 20 year run with sales reaching 9, registered units in its last year on sale.

In September , Hyundai unveiled its Russian assembly line and presented the "Hyundai Solaris" a production-ready local version of the four-door fourth generation Accent. Hyundai reported that production would commence in January The Hyundai Solaris was available with 1.

The car got new front fascia and new 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearboxes for 1. In May , Hyundai launched the Verna in India with four engine options including 1. At the time of launch, the new Verna RB features safety and comfort options that were previously unavailable in the Indian market at this price point including the option of 6 airbags.

The diesel variant has attracted more attention in India because of its fuel economy. As a result, the response in India was overwhelming. The Verna is offered with four engine options, 1. Hyundai launched the Verna facelift in the Indian car market on 18 February The updated Hyundai Verna gets new front fascia. Apart from the same petrol and diesel engine versions, the four-speed automatic gearbox is likely to be offered in the upcoming model; however, the maker might also introduce the six-speed automatic gearbox.


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In Australia, the first generation models carried over the Hyundai Excel name used by the Accent's predecessor. The Accent was replaced in by the Hyundai Verna in South Korea, although most international markets, including the US, retained the "Accent" name. In Venezuela , Chrysler marketed these models as the Dodge Brisa until Since , the Accent had been the longest-running small family car sold in North America. In Puerto Rico , it has been sold as the Hyundai Brio. In Russia, it is sold as the Hyundai Solaris. In , Hyundai Accent was named the most dependable subcompact car by J.

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