• Nov 2, 2005
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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…

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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 accent 2007 450 pr photo

hyundai accent 2007 450 pr photo

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.

[Source: Hyundai]



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      • 9 Years Ago
      I need a place to post general comments about the site. What happened to providing a link to the source instead of just text? I liked being about to link to the source to read further...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The Accent is what is considered a "B-class" car internationally. Also known as a "small family car" in Europe. Yeah, the hatchback version, that's exactly what I'm talking about. And most non-US spec cars of this size don't have 1.6 litre engines of 110hp either, generally they're 1.2, 1.3 or maybe 1.4 litre, or 1.5 litre diesels. We Americans have absolutely NO idea how good we have it, nor how wealthy we truly are. Our teenagers are buying cars which most of the rest of the world would give a right you-know-what for to have the chance to buy for their family car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      My comments about the Accents residual cost are based on the fact that I am looking for a good, reliable, safe car for my 17yr old daughter. A new Accent 3-door would be perfect as it has long warranty, roadside, 6 airbags, standard abs and ebd. Anyway, this is only good, financially, unless she is going to drive it for a long time b/c of that residual.
      • 9 Years Ago
      hey tankstelle, your just an ignorant fool that don't know Sh!t. You should really go and read about cars before you talk, by the way honda and toyota was shit until it took them 20years to be where they are now, hyundai has done it in half the time and believe me, they will surpass honda and toyota that make excellent cars also but are way overpriced, Hyundai will be one of the most respected brand of car if it hasn't already started..fool BY THE WAY I DRIVE A SUBARU and will be willing to trade in my WRX STI anyday for an ACCENT SR, Hyundai knows how to build rally cars 2, they should start and this will change everyones perception of hyundai im sure.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like the front end...for some reason (maybe the shape of the lights and the thick center bar in the grille) it makes me think of the Toyota Caldina, which we don't get in the states, sadly. I wish the rear-end wasn't so Civic-derivative...the SR concept they showed a while back had more of its own style. All in all, nice little entry-level hatch, though I like the Rio's styling better. Now, if only they could come up with a true GT version that squeezes in the 2.0L 4-cylinder...
      • 9 Years Ago
      I wouldn't buy it, no matter how much better it looks and drives, unless the resale improves from the 26% it's worth after 60 months. Simply horrible.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #19 "Most CPO warranties go up to 100k anyway", true but how many miles are already on the car and you will not usually get any bumper to bumper either, just powertrain. Hyundai offers the 5/60000 w/the option of making a 10/100 bumper to bumper for a little more. Just the fact that you are comparing to used really shows how cheap the car truly is. And even buying used, still try to find one with 6 airbags, abs, traction, etc. Probably get a used civic some dude burnt the hell out of already. Plus there is an excitment factor in buying a brand new car, people that would normally be sniffing a "pine fresh" scent can now get brand new. Obviously the Accent is doing great it is a name plate that is now 10 years old. In the meantime Toyota is on it's third namplate in the small-small car market (Tercel, Echo, and now Yaris). There is somewhat of a depressing feeling when your car has been discontinued. Either way, too many professional editors agree this is a great alternative to used.
      • 9 Years Ago
      C'mon Rollie. The Aveo for $9995 (not $9000) plus tax plus destination plus plus plus, hasn't even got air conditioning. Even in northern Michigan, nobody buys cars without a/c any more. I think the Accent is equally as inexpensive, when equally equipped - plus you actually get a real warrantee instead of a GM "oh, sorry, that's in the fine print - please pay $80" non-warrantee. (Yeah, I speak from experience). As for some of the snobs on here who think that Hyundais are "just for poor people" who "don't know anything about finance" - well, I have news for you. My wife is an RN and a unit manager, I'm an insurance agent in 14 states working for a major collector car insurance company and we have a Hyundai - plus we have a 23 year old in university, too. Hyundai are an up and coming company, and they are going to surprise the sh*t out of Detroit. Sure, some of you snobs won't buy one - you'll be wanting your trouble-prone Audi TT's to pose in (one of the least reliable cars sold in the US, I understand but at least you'll look good standing by it while waiting for the tow truck).
      • 9 Years Ago
      Basic practical transportation will always be needed. Hyundai should stay focused on this with value pricing and good warranty. So much is expected in cars now days. The manufacters keep going up scale. I was parked next to a Toyota Camry the other day. I happened to glance in at the inside door panel. They still use the tiny two finger door opener handle. This was about a 01 Camry. I just don`t get what people see in it. My wifes 99 Plymouth Voyager has nicer interior. Hyundai is every bit as good as any other make as far as I can tell. I had to throw in the Toyota Camry part because they are supposedly the gold standard. This Accent has a nice clean look to it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      wow, it's a 96-2000 civic hatchback! it's funny how many people try to see solara lines in the tsx or a4 lines in a civic and accuse honda of copying, when the latest line of hyundai cars are all completely and blatently ripped off from honda.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I bought a brand new 96 accent as my first car for $8500 (zero options, not even a stock radio or clock in the thing). It lasted me 99K and 9 years with zero problems. Amazing little car, got over 35mpg all the way till the end. Traded it in (while it was still runing beautifully) for a new Audi A3 this past June, dealer gave me $100 for it :)
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hello Ford Aspire! its still ugly.
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