More pictures of the new Hyundai Verna/Accent




This is pretty much what our 2011 Accent sedan will look like.

As good as it is, it will face the new Fiesta as well as an all new Aveo when it comes out in the US.
Who would have thought that Chevrolet, Ford and Hyundai would battle it out for the best sub compact sedan.
And this will also be the base for an all new Kia Rio next year.
The more the better.
Good news for consumers…

Conversation 12 comments

  1. This is not just about looks, Vince… they have a very long way to go in regards of quality (I own Hyundai, I kinda know what I'm talking about)

  2. I really like the new Accent, inside and out. A mini Sonata. Not bad at all.

    "they have a very long way to go in regards of quality"

    I own a Hyundai too and I have over 160k miles on it so where are they lacking quality wise? Hyundai's 10 to 15 years ago you can say that. Hyundais now? I don't think so.

  3. The Accent is different from the Verna and will come with the 1.6L GDI engine which outputs 140hp. Another possible option is 1.6L GDI Turbo (~180hp). These engines will not be shared with the Elantra which will be equipped with its own version – 1.8L GDI variations (GDI (~165hp) and GDIT(~245hp)).

  4. I had my reservations about this car when i first saw a portion of its front end. But now, I think it looks very nice as a whole! The new Accent will very improved!

  5. Just 5 years ago, the B-segment was for loss leaders in this country. Now it's actually important to make them "nicer"…this is good.

  6. I'm don't quite understand the fanfare over these pictures. This car looks really un-stylish, like an economy car from the 90s. Can we really say that these look as good as the small cars from Ford, Honda or even GM? I'd have to compare to be sure, but the interior looks very much like a Chevy Cruze or small Malibu.

  7. "I'd have to compare to be sure, but the interior looks very much like a Chevy Cruze or small Malibu."

    April 27, 2010 7:11 AM

    So what the Cruze has the 06' Sonata's greenhouse. Maybe it's hyundai's way to get back.

  8. I would think twice before thinking GM makes stylish compact cars. After all, that Cruze is korean and designed there as well. The Honda civic is ugly as well as the Fit. The Forte is stylish and so is the Accent and I expect the next Rio to look even better because it should look sportier.

  9. Hey Vince, can you be on the look out for Rio Spy shots? I'm very curious. I hear it is going to be two different designs. One design will be for Europe and the other will be for the US. If that is true, that could explain the delay in why we have not seen any spy shots yet.

  10. "Anonymous said…
    This is not just about looks, Vince… they have a very long way to go in regards of quality (I own Hyundai, I kinda know what I'm talking about)

    April 26, 2010 9:38 AM"

    I agree with the other poster saying that you are far off.

    I have a 2006 Sonata V6 with 145K and I haven't had a single issue with it other than regular scheduled maintenance. I had two Elantras (1997+2001) before that with 140K+ before they were sold.

    I love the smooth V6 and the nice ride in my Sonata. I'll drive this car into the ground unless the new turbo Sonata really tickles my fancy (which it probably will haha).

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