Hyundai Accent PROS and CONS
- It has a redesigned interiors and exteriors
- It now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- It has an emergency automatic braking system
- Two engine options
- No rear ventilated disc brakes
- No hatchback variant
Overview: Hyundai Accent Through The Years
The new 2019 Hyundai Accent marks the models 5th generation and how its ready to stay competitive in one of the Philippines sub-compact sedan segment. Hyundai was once seen as an under-dog in the Philippines car segment. But as the years goes by, Hyundai has proven that they got what it takes to build a fairly competitive car that can go head to head with the markets leading brands.
Unlike its predecessor, the All-new Hyundai Accent is currently offered with only one body type which is a sedan. As a refresher, its predecessor or the 4th-generation Hyundai Accent was available in both sedan and hatchback.
The all-new Hyundai Accent is significantly larger than its predecessor from the length, width up to the wheelbase. This upgrade in size also gave the vehicle a significant bump on the space available in the cabin. Expect the all-new Hyundai Accent to be much roomier than before. Design wise, the all-new Hyundai Accent has a much more aggressive look which can be mistaken for a sport sedan thanks to the semi-fast back and sharper lines found all through out the vehicle. The all-new Hyundai Accent still offers the same gasoline and diesel engine options which is quite catching especially for those who opt for diesel powered vehicles.
Safety standards is all the all-new Hyundai Accent strong points as the model the Philippines received is the similar model released in the USA. It passes the country's crash and safety standards with flying colors which should be a big plus for those looking to use the vehicle as a family car. The Hyundai Accent is a fairly good rival against the Honda City and Toyota Vios. The Hyundai Accent's advantage over the two Japanese vehicle is its engine displacement and offering. Even the standard gasoline unit of the Hyundai Accent is bigger than its rival. In addition, all trim-levels come equipped with rear air-conditioning vents which you won't find on its competitors.
With the Korean brand being the Philippine market for quite some time now. Filipinos have learned to love and trust the brand. Parts and servicing should be a breeze and hassle free. Reliability is also not an issue with Hyundai as the company is now recognized internationally as a brand capable of tackling bigger brands head to head.
The Hyundai Accent is a Korean entry into the subcompact segment of vehicles. It offers affordable pricing with standard features. This is one of the most popular choices for every budget-conscious consumer. It is a fuel efficient, low-maintenance, and not to mention, it sports a "cutting edge" look on its latest versions. The Hyundai Accent is more than just accentuates the scene but steals it in style. From the start of production in 1995 until 2018 Hyundai surely made some major improvements on each car. From its new grille, headlights, and taillights and additional standard equipment including an exterior temperature display and updated interior fabrics, still is more than capable of providing the same overall satisfaction from all other the sedan can bestow.
The all-new Hyundai Accent is a great option for new and expert drivers alike. Price wise, its also on the affordable segment in the market. As a family car or private car, the all-new Hyundai Accent is a great candidate if you happened to be looking for a great dynamic sedan that comes with a diesel engine option. The Hyundai Accent is one of the best choices for novices and budget-oriented buyers.
Features: A Newly Improved Hyundai Accent 2019
The new generation Hyundai Accent looks much fiercer than its predecessor. Now sporting a much aggressive and modern look, the vehicle is not just upgraded from the outside but as well as is offerings. For advanced features, the new Hyundai Accent sports a rigid chassis system which is believed to remarkably enhanced noise isolation, quality perception, and driving dynamics, decidedly.
It is also equipped with an Advanced High-Strength Steel that is applied to help improve collision performance for a better driving feel and to a greater degree, for more decent fuel economy. The suspension is also developed with upgraded rear shock absorbers for more efficient steering feel. The drivers can change driving conditions for higher precision and gas mileage without difficulty because of the added Motor-Driven Power Steering system. It even includes a touch button for Normal or Sports mode. Once activated, it will be more fun to drive throughout the corners in the Philippines. For the safety features of the vehicle, the Hyundai Accent offers a host of advanced safety features aiming to protect passengers more adequately. It has a Six-airbag system, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, and a Rearview camera.
All CRDi models comes equipped with keyless entry and driver and passenger SRS airbags. Other variants as well as the CRDi models comes standard with power windows. Power mirrors, and Central door lock with power door locks.
Hyundai Accent Performance
The Hyundai Accent runs with a 1.6-liter Gamma 4-cylinder Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) engine making 132 hp and 161 Nm. This makes the vehicle accelerate much better than its predecessor. It offers variants in Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.4 GL MT and Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.4 GL CVT which are both Gasolines. The Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.6 CRDi GL MT and Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.6 CRDi GL AT which are both Diesel. The Gasoline type engine are mated with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The CRDi models, on the other hand, gets a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The suspension fitted on the all-new Hyundai Accent are pretty basic as it features a MacPherson struct on the front and semi-independent torsion beam at the back end with an electric power assist aiding the rock and pinion steering. Sadly though, the all-new Hyundai Accent doesn't sport a front and rear ventilated disc. It carries the same setup as its predecessor with a ventilated disc at the front and a drum brakes system at the rear. Although, wheel size has been upgraded from 14-inch to a 15-inch wheel.
Thanks a newer platform using advance high strength steel, the all-new Hyundai Accent in addition to a tougher body, body weight is also kept at minimal returning a better figure in overall fuel consumption and a sportier driving performance.
Hyundai Accent Exterior
The Hyundai Accent is a stunning and adorable looking vehicle. It may even be the recognized as one of the best-looking saloons in its class worldwide. The Hyundai Accent has that unique signature "Fluidic Sculpture" design which is an iconic cascading front grille flanked by entwined headlights with LED daytime running lights. For the front look, it has a bolder hood with some character lines running towards the grille, a sleek chrome Hyundai emblem, and the distinct L-shaped black fog lights. The side profile has a more alluring and aerodynamic feature. The sweeping roof, sharp cues and lines cantering along the car's length. At the side it has a body colored door handles, outside rear-view mirrors with side repeaters, blacked B-pillar, side mirror LED turn signal indicators and classy 17-inch alloy wheels. It has shifting tail lights and a sporty rear bumper embracing the harmony of the overall exterior design.
Hyundai Accent Interior
Inside the all-new Hyundai Accent, you can easily spot the changes done starting from the vehicle's center console which is now similar to its bigger sibling the Hyundai Elantra. The all-new Hyundai Accent still sports a digital display between the analog speedometer and rev meter. The Hyundai Accent 2019 has a gorgeous interior. It has an ample comfortable cabin overlaid with premium materials and up-to-the-minute technologies appear too superior to such a subcompact sedan. It has wooden inserts and ambient lighting, the makes the cockpit looks much glossy and sparkling while a black steering wheel with chrome Hyundai logo and grey accents tries to curb the dazzle.
For the car's utility and comfort, the seat frames are lighter but strong enough to protect passengers from collisions. The vehicle can carry three adults it comes with rear seats with headrests in addition to handy elements and vast leg room. Driving the car also gives a comfortable way to handle the vehicle, for it has a 6-way adjustable driving seat.
Inside the Hyundai Accent there's ample space for the passengers with its roomy interior. Both the front and back seats offer great legroom space and ample headroom space even for a 6-feet-tall person. This shows how the Hyundai Accent is one class higher than the competition. In addition, the Hyundai Accent is also leading in terms of cargo space.
It has a total volume interior is up by 36 liters. In the meantime, the luggage trunk is expanded by 16 liters because of a longer wheelbase and it can even get much bigger with folded seats. The cockpit now has a wider instrument panel. It also comes with a backup camera system and a 7-inch color TFT LCD Display Audio touchscreen integrated with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, streaming audio, app-based navigation, and voice-controlled search. It has auxiliary input jacks and dual iPhone/USB are also on hand. Underneath, you will see the control panel which is rearranged in a more logical order, resulting in an ease of use.
The Hyundai Accent's convenience aspect comprises a very functional center console mounting 12V power socket and a large storage case, copious quantities of cup holders in front and rear armrests, a glove box, power windows and door locks, air-con vents, front seatback pockets, map lamps, keyless entry with push-button start and more impressively, an ashtray with illumination.