• Jun 3rd 2009 at 7:31PM
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2010 Hyundai Verna Transform/Accent - Click above for an image gallery

Hyundai's released a handful of images of the redesigned Verna Transform, or, as it's known in markets outside of Korea, the Accent. This 2010 model receives a thoroughly redesigned front fascia that's strikingly similar to the recently released Subaru Legacy, with a deep air dam, oversized front grille, foglights, and sculpted bumper that accentuates the pointed and drawn headlamps. The sides appear largely unchanged, and although there's only one image of the redesigned rump, expect the taillights to continue the bulbous theme out back.

Inside, the center stack has been modified with new faux aluminum trim and upgraded materials, while the green illumination of the instrumentation has been ditched in favor of a new blue hue. Motivation comes courtesy of a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and Hyundai Korea will continue to offer an "Eco" indicator on the dash that encourages a light foot. The redesigned Verna is rumored to hit Korean dealers this month, although it's unclear if or when this version of the Accent will be headed to the States.

[Source: Hyundai-Blog]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      The front end of that car looks like the rear end of a dog.

      • 6 Years Ago
      [rant style="rhetorical question"]
      No achievement? Do the names "Elantra", "Sonata", "Azera", "Genesis", or "Veracruz" ring any bells?
      Arson? Where did you get that from?
      Gorgery? WTF is that?

      Anyway, I don't particularly like this one. The new grille screams cheap and old (i.e. OLD Hyundai); I much prefer the fascia of the Accent we have in the US (i.e. MODERN Hyundai).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, but it doesn't fit with the rest of the car. It's like they took a boring car and *only* reworked the front end. All together it looks bad, they should have tweaked the sides and body lines if they were going to go so extreme on the front end.
      • 6 Years Ago
      New grill gives it a more interesting, different look.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Strikingly similar to a subaru? How can self proclaimed auto enthusiasts make such a stupid statement? The headlights are sorta like a subaru, NOTHING ELSE IS!!!

      I love the pop out grab handles too in the grill. Looks like one of those pieces of luggage. I guess when it breaksdown - and it will, you pull that out and tug it to the dealer. lol

      I look forward to seeing lots of white trash Moms with their two shirtless inbred kids in the back - windows down, driving these to Arbys to get supper.

      Pretty sad when Kia has more small car cred than hyundai now.

      Why kia and hyundai both sell entry level cars is beyond me. Move hyundai up market and let kia sell to the people who can't afford real quality - namely hondas and toyotas.

      • 6 Years Ago
      That poor little car is so ugly. Looks like a rapid Pug. I actually like it, pre-facelift.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It has bars on the grille. It's an obvious rip-off of the Ford Fusion/Toyota Camry/other car that has a grille with bars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can't believe they redid everything except the side. Looks ok on the hatch but the ultra high bodyside moldings give the sedan a dorky look.
        • 6 Years Ago
        baby steps to attractive styling...
      • 6 Years Ago
      For those who can't see it, this is incorporating Hyundai's new hexagonal theme - albeit an inverted one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      While the aggressive look is interesting, the plastic grill is tacky, horrible. Just horrible. It looks like a Yugo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I personally feel the current Accent has a very attractive front end-- it's pleasingly simple and rather elegant for such a cheap car. This redesign looks too contrived, and it has the same "saggy nose" styling that I dislike on the Genesis Coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I read somewhere that this model was facelifted because they are readying a new hybrid model for 2011. It's is said that if 2009 was the year of the Genesis, 2011 will be the year if the Hyundai Accent.
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