2018 Hyundai Accent Finally Announced

2018 Hyundai Accent review

Recently announced is the new 2018 Hyundai Accent model. It will probably make its first appearance at the already busy New York Auto Show, which is already going to show a number of cars already. This might also make the Accent a less popular inclusion with all the monster releases which are scheduled to come out, but the people who know what they are looking for will find this car.

The Accent will introduce its  “Fluidic Sculpture” design which will probably take things to a whole new level when it comes to predecessors and vehicles which came before it. The look actually gives us an appearance of a car which cannot find its place in the subcompact market anymore but it is still something really appealing which we will be happy to witness. It just might so happen that the Hyundai Accent manages to reinvigorate the subcompact segment and manages to bring us something really new which will transform everything.

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Another interesting thing about the latest 2018 Hyundai Accent is that the Korean manufacturer is promoting the car as an overall class-leader across the bard when it comes to performance of the car. This can be particularly useful when it comes to the fuel economy of the car which has also improved. Here is what you can expect form the latest Accent as our review will help you learn more about it and not merely study the pictures.

When can we expect the Release Date of the 2018 Hyundai Accent?

The latest 2018 Hyundai Accent is first slanted for a release at the New York Auto Show. But this is going to be only the first unveiling of the car as we are not really sure when the release date is planned. All will be unveiled after the showcasing, but we can safely say that it will probably be by the end of this year.

What is the Price for the 2018 Hyundai Accent?

It is more than likely that the 2018 Hyundai Accent will remain your favorably priced model which we already had. The car will add a slight price boost but will be still and affordable vehicle. The base price starts at $14,595 while the most expensive one could be priced at $17,495.

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Updating the Exterior

Was it really necessary to update the outside of the 2018 Hyundai Accent? Well with the new approach to their “Fluidic Sculpture” design language it just so appears that they have done a great job giving the car a new look based on the old one. The car is really dynamic and features all of the signature parts of the Accent car and more. The front end will feature a signature hexagonal front grille and swept-back headlights, giving us an athletic look. The SE variant also gains a sporty roof-mounted spoiler and vertical taillights.

A part of the exterior update also includes adding certain colors and there is a number of them available now. Offered are Century White, Ironman Silver, Cyclone Gray, Ultra Black, Boston Red, Mocha Bronze, Marathon Blue, Clearwater Blue, and Electrolyte Green. For the wheels, 16-inch alloy and 14-inch steel wheel covers are offered.

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A lot of New Features for the Inside

The update includes adding a lot of new features inside the 2018 Hyundai Accent and the majority includes dealing with advanced tech. What they have added includes Motor Driven Power Steering, ABS, EBD,  a cabin air filter, a tachometer, power door locks,  tilt steering wheel,  front door map pockets,  front passenger seatback pocket, , dual vanity mirrors,  cargo lights, and most importantly six-way adjustable driver seat including height adjustment. You will also enjoy using the AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with tweeters, a rear defroster with timer, front two-speed intermittent wiper, air conditioning, iPod/USB auxiliary input jacks and many more. These are all available for the base trims while the higher ones will get even more. There is even a plentiful option list which will provide more options available.

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Powertrain Choices

Under the hood of the 2018 Hyundai Accent we will be treated to more of the same that we had before. They are sticking to the same kind of a powertrain seen in the previous model and they will utilize the power of an all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine. The model is going to provide 138 horsepower and 123 lb/ft of torque, which is enough to keep it competitive in the class. It will also use Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing for both the intake and exhaust camshafts and also add Alternator Management System, in order to improve the overall powertrain.

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Does the Acceleration and Top Speed Change?

Since the engine is kept the same much of its performance for the 2018 Hyundai Accent is kept the same. Some of them go through an improvement but the acceleration is going to be kept to around 8 seconds while the top speed is also the same at 120 mph.

Fuel Economy Specifics for the 2018 Hyundai Accent

The fuel economy ratings of the 2018 Hyundai Accent will make it one of the more favorite cars in the segment. Its fuel consumption stats are great no matter if you use an automatic or a manual shifter. The manual transmission EPA ratings come down to t 27 mpg city, 37 highway, 31 combined, while the automatic ones are rated at 26/36/30 mpg, both of them pretty great for the segment.

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Updated Safety Equipment as much as the Technology

When they decided to update the technology of the 2018 Hyundai Accent, they also made sure to offer a variety of safety features as well. These will make sure that the car is stable and that the passengers are secure enough. What you get is front, side and head curtain airbags, Vehicle Stability Management, front seatbelt pretension, active front head restraints, adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, and brake assist with four-wheel disc brakes.

What Competition Cars can we acknowledge?

The segment where the 2018 Hyundai Accent is supposed to compete is filled with models already. An update will certainly do a great deal for the Accent and will help it battel the competition much easily. Cars like Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris are some of the alternatives in the segment and are vehicles to look out for as well.

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