During a rare global premiere at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto earlier this month, Hyundai took the wraps off the all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent, the fifth-generation subcompact from Hyundai that has been completely redesigned from the ground up. Featuring a new and unique structure, better fuel economy, more safety tech and improved interior space, the 2018 Hyundai Accent is set to hit the market towards the end of 2017.
Actually, it’s the sedan that is set to hit the market at the end of 2017 while the five-door hatchback version will arrive in dealerships at the beginning of 2018.
2018 Hyundai Accent built on Hyundai’s new Superstructure
The heart of the 2018 Hyundai Accent is without question the new Superstructure on which the subcompact is built. Also featured on the new Elantra, the Superstructure is composed of 54,5 % high-strength steel, thus making it very rigid and stiff.
A stiff structure means that the car handles better on a winding road, is more comfortable because it isolates vibrations and absorbs road bumps, and also means better safety given that is better protects the occupants in the event of a crash. It is also lighter than most structures in order to save fuel. The 2018 Hyundai Accent’s advanced Superstructure will surely give it a definitive advantage in the competitive subcompact segment.
Featuring a more upscale and mature design, the 2018 Hyundai Accent will be available with 17-inch wheels and daytime LED running lights. The car is also wider and longer, and features a longer wheelbase as well. That translates to more interior space for passengers, and a larger luggage area. Indeed, the 2018 Accent will offer 387 liters of cargo space in sedan form, and more than 600 liters of cargo space in the five-door hatchback.
The 2018 Hyundai Accent gets an improved engine
Along with its new structure and brand new design, the 2018 Hyundai Accent also features an improved engine that is both more powerful, and more fuel-efficient. Indeed, the new Accent will be powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 132 horsepower, and 119 lb.-ft. of torque.
Hyundai engineers tweaked the engine in order to increase the power band. That means that torque is available starting at just 1,500 rpm which should translate into a more responsive engine and power delivery. Drivers will especially feel the difference when accelerating from 80 km/h to 120 km/h. Hyundai also states that fuel economy will be improved by 7 %.
On the safety side, the 2018 Accent gets six airbags, but more importantly it gets a segment-first emergency automatic braking system which is designed to prevent accidents by automatically applying the brakes if an crash is detected and the driver fails to react.
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