Hyundai Motor America launched the U.S.-market Accent three-door compact today at SEMA. While the Accent GLS
four-door hits showrooms in November, you'll have to wait until spring for the hatchback.
Hyundai has two themes for its compact hatch - a high level of standard equipment and safety features, and a broad range of personalization accessories.
Standard features include six airbags and standard ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution. 16-inch alloy wheels with P205/45 tires, sport-tuned suspension and a 110 hp, 1.6-liter engine add to the fun factor. A rear spoiler and wiper are also standard on the 3-door Accent. The Accent is available with a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. More…
On the “personalization” front, John Krafcik, vice president, Product Development and Strategic Planning, Hyundai
Motor America has this to say: “The Accent GS and SE are fun-to-drive, affordable sport compacts right out of the box
and they will have more personalization accessories available than the Scion xA.”
Hyundai plans to offer more than 35 Accent accessories at launch as dealer-installed add-ons, enabling buyers to make their Accent unique. The accessories will include a ground effects kit, cold air intake system, Kenwood MP3 satellite-ready radio, aluminum pedals and doorsills, iPod holder, chrome exhaust tip and many others. Factory-installed personalization options include a 220-watt, AM/FM/6-CD changer premium audio system with six-speakers and Accent’s first power sunroof.