The latest version of the Hyundai Accent (also called Hyundai i25 and Verna ) received a major redesign and now it looks and drives as a more upmarket vehicle. The 2012 Hyundai Accent shares the same platform as the Kia Rio and that is pretty obvious. The two cars are very similar in terms of looks and driving characteristics.
The new Accent will also use the same powerplant – 1.6 liter engine (138-hp and 123-ft. of torque) with either 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. For other locations different than North American market the new Accent will be also offered with a 1.4 petrol engine producing 109-hp.
The exterior of the 2012 Accent has a lot of the styling features of the bigger Elantra. The car looks much better than the previous generation which has this typical Asian car looks.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent is offered in either a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback version.
The interior of the new Accent is also improved, with good ergonomics and enough space for four adults the car feels bigger than a sub-compact vehicle.
The dashboard layout is simple and functional and all the controls are easy to use.
As it looks the new 2012 Hyundai Accent has a lot of good features. The price is also acceptable and considering the good fuel economy the Accent can achieve than it may be considered a pretty good deal in this car segment.
2012 Hyundai Accent test drive – video
2012 Hyundai Accent test drive and review
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