2018 Hyundai Accent Τouches Down In The U.S. [51 Pics]

Following its North American debut in Toronto, the 2018 Hyundai Accent made its first U.S. appearance at the Orange County Auto Show.

The all-new fifth generation Accent now features Hyundai’s latest cascading grille and a general design that borrows a lot of elements from the bigger Elantra.

Riding on a new chassis that features more high-strength steel and 32 percent more rigidity, the new Hyundai Accent also promises to offer improved ride comfort, handling and stability, as well as better safety in the case of an accident.

The new Accent also offers a roomier interior, thanks to the longer by 0.4 inches wheelbase and the wider by 1.2 inches body. The dashboard has a driver oriented layout and hosts a new infotainment system that comes with either a five- or a seven-inch touchscreen display. The quality is also better, with Hyundai using lots of soft-touch materials in key points.

The sole engine option is the 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder petrol unit, mated to a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. Power output is rated at 130hp and 119lb-ft of torque. Models fitted with the automatic also gain a Drive Mode Select feature, with Normal or Sport being the driver’s options.

Hyundai’s latest model also benefits from features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual USB ports and an auxiliary port, as well as Forward Collision-avoidance Assist. Blue Link customers will also get Remote Start with Climate Control and integrations for Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

The 2018 Hyundai Accent will arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2017.

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  • Dennis Scipio

    It’s a nice, evolutionary design from the previous generation of the Accent, now I’m waiting for the hatchback variant which looks like this.
    https://www.indiacarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2017-Hyundai-Verna-Hatchback.jpg
    https://www.indiacarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2017-Hyundai-Verna-Hatchback-Rear.jpg

    • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

      the one u have there is the accent only sold in the Chinese market

      • Dennis Scipio

        I know, the hatchback version is this Accent isn’t coming to the United States.

        • Malik

          But it is coming to Canada and it will be Canadian assembled Accent. Biggest seller in Canada. Can’t wait!!!

  • Dennis Scipio

    I’ve heard that there won’t be a hatchback variant of this model even though one exists of the current model leaving the Accent a sedan only model. Either way, the vehicle looks okay.

  • no25

    yawn.

  • Yobobjm

    These pictures were taken in Newport Coast, CA. Which is funny because I can’t think of anywhere where the people are less likely to buy a Hyundai Accent.
    Source 1: I live there
    Source 2: Picture was taken basically here: https://goo.gl/maps/dFo55or2vZu

    At the same time, doesn’t seem like a terrible car. Just nothing remarkable

  • eb110americana

    Looks like, “Honey I Shrunk the Elantra.”

  • Toronado_II

    Nice job for an economic car !

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