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Cloth, leather, Alcantara and that weird netting on the dashboards of some Chevrolet Cruze sedans are all examples of the varied materials employed to build the interior spaces of modern automobiles. Hyundai is exploring new ways to bring the passenger cabin together, and the newest item at the Korean automaker's disposal is volcanic rock.


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2012 Hyundai Accent 3D projection – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Given the chance to ask Hyundai's US CEO John Krafcik a question, what would you ask? If you're a Jalopnik reader, you're apparently curious if Hyundai plans to bring over a five-door Accent hatchback. Krafcik took the time to answer the question in the affirmative, and then used the opportunity to proclaim that a five-door Hyundai Accent hatchback "will kick the Fiesta's butt."

2012 Hyundai Verna/Accent five-door – Click above to enlarge

2012 Hyundai Veloster spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback – Click above for high-res image gallery

2012 Hyundai Accent – Click above for high-res image gallery