The first-generation Hyundai Accent was introduced in 1994 to replace the Hyundai Excel. In 1999, a redesigned, second-generation Hyundai Accent was launched in 1999. Its third generation was unveiled at the 2005 New York International Auto Show with a revamped and spacious interior. A hybrid version also debuted in the same year. The fourth-generation was released in 2010.
In the Philippines, the fifth generation was unveiled in 2018 and is offered either as a hatch or a sedan.
This four-door sedan measures 4,440mm long, 1,729mm wide, and 1,475mm tall. Its front is styled with a Y-shaped, cascading grille paired with a set of contemporary headlights and fog lamps. Bold character lines surround the Accent’s smooth body. Its rounded rear features tapered wraparound taillights. The Hyundai Accent sits on a set of 15-inch steel rims with a full wheel cap.
The Hyundai Accent can comfortably accommodate five fully grown adults thanks to its generous head and legroom. Its cabin is dominated by piano black with chrome accents. Top variants are fitted with leather upholstery.
Drivers will enjoy the Accent’s refreshed dashboard layout, wide center console, thick-rimmed steering wheel, and an efficient multi-information graphic display. Passengers on the rear get to have their separate air condition vents. Other interior features include front map lamps, seatback pockets, and a portable ashtray.
Technology & Safety Features
The Hyundai Accent is equipped with a 3.8-inch LCD radio paired with RDS that can be connected through AUX and USB. It also comes with climate control, central door locks, power side mirrors, and power windows. Added on higher variants is the push button start/stop engine.
Top variants of the Accent are affixed with dual SRS airbags at the front. Lower variants don't come with airbags but it can be set up upon request.
Chassis & Platform
This front-engine, front-wheel-drive Accent is built with a MacPherson Strut type with coil spring suspension at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear. Braking is supported by Ventilated Disc at the front, and drums at the back.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Hyundai Accent runs using a 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine. It is paired with either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. It can produce 128 hp with a torque of 260 Nm.
The gasoline Accent variant is equipped with a 1.4-liter Kappa engine and is matched with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. It can generate 100hp and 132 Nm of torque.