Hyundai Accent Verna Third generation
|Also called||Hyundai Accent Era Hyundai Brio Hyundai Avega Hyundai Verna Beijing-Hyundai Accent Dodge Attitude Hyundai Accent Vision Hyundai Accent Web II (hatchback) Hyundai Super Pony|
|Production||2005–2011 (South Korea) 2006–present (India) 2010–present (Turkey)|
|Assembly||Ulsan, South Korea Beijing, China (Beijing Hyundai) Chennai, India (Hyundai Motor India) İzmit, Turkey (Hyundai Assan) Cherkasy, Ukraine (Bogdan Motors) Makati City, Philippines|
|Body style||4-door sedan 3-door hatchback|
|Engine||1.4 L I4 (petrol) 1.6 L I4 (petrol) 1.5 L I4 (diesel)|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic 5-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||2,500 mm (98.4 in)|
|Length||4,045 mm (159.3 in) (hatchback) 4,280 mm (168.5 in) (sedan) 4,300 mm (169.3 in) (Verna Transform)|
|Width||1,695 mm (66.7 in)|
|Height||1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
Hyundai introduced a new-generation Accent (MC) at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. A new exterior, larger interior, and CVVT engine are the notable features.
A single trim level, GLS, is available in the United States for the sedan. This sedan includes 6 airbags, air conditioning, power steering with tilt, with optional four-wheel disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, and a 6-speaker CD stereo. A premium sport package includes air conditioning, 15 inch alloy wheels, power windows and heated mirrors, and remote power door locks. An automatic transmission is also available.
Hyundai began selling the 3-door hatchback in the United States during the spring 2006 as a 2007 model year vehicle. The 3-door is available in two trims – GS and SE. The GS is equipped much like the GLS sedan, with some equipment deleted for a base price of US$10,415. The SE replaces the former Accent GT, offering a sport-tuned suspension, 16 in. alloy wheels, and other sporting features, along with available dealer-installed performance parts such as a cold-air intake and suspension stress bar. The SE is sold as the Verna Sport in Korea. The Hyundai Accent SR is exclusive to Canada and only 500 have been made, this version is like the Accent SE, but in addition has the fender flares, front lip, rear lip, and exhaust tip. Also included with the SR version is the Clarion sound system with, 4channel Amplifier with 400 Watts, 7 speaker Audio System, with 10-inch (250 mm) Subwoofer in a custom made box. Dash also has a Carbon Fiber Trim Kit added to it. For the 2010 model year a "Blue" trim level has been introduced for the Accent with a base price of only US$9,970 The Accent Blue is only available as a 3-door hatchback with a manual transmission, the sole option being air-conditioning which adds $1,000 to the price.
The Accent is presently the third-bestselling subcompact car in the United States, trailing after its rivals the Chevrolet Aveo and Toyota Yaris.In 2010, Forbes named the Accent amongst the ten worst cars for depreciation.
In Europe, this model was heavily promoted by the motoring press, and even Hyundai themselves, as a "stopgap" model – that it was intended merely to plug the gap in Hyundai's range until a brand new small family car was launched in 2007. The new car, the Hyundai i30, replaced both the Accent and the larger Hyundai Elantra. The name change helped to distance the new model from the budget reputation of the Accent, and also to highlight that the new car can truly compete in the small family hatchback sector – something the Accent was slightly too small to do, and the Elantra too large. The Accent continued to be sold in the U.S. in 2008 with an instrument panel overhaul and standard rear cupholders in the SE model.
- 1.4 L I4, 97.3 PS (72 kW; 96 hp) and 127 N·m (94 lb·ft)
- 1.6 L CVVT Alpha II I4, 112 PS (82 kW; 110 hp) and 145 N·m (107 lb·ft)
- 1.5 L D I4 turbodiesel, 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) and 235 N·m (173 lb·ft), fitted with common rail direct injection and variable geometry turbocharger
In Mexico, this is marketed as the Dodge Attitude: trim levels are 1.4 GL and 1.6 GLS. Hyundai has no official representation in Mexico, so select Hyundai models are rebranded as Dodges under an agreement with Chrysler's Mexican division.
In India, it is marketed as Hyundai Verna. The previous generation is also under production, marketed as the Hyundai Accent.
In Egypt, this generation is sold as the Hyundai New Accent (1.6 GLS only), and the previous model is still locally produced and sold as the Hyundai Verna (1.6 GL and GLS trims)
In 2008, Hyundai Accent received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact multi-activity vehicles in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Vehicle Dependability StudySM. Study based on responses from over 52,000 original owners of 2005 model-year vehicles, measuring more than 250 models. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in January to April 2008.
In 2006, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Accent received an Acceptable overall score in the frontal crash test and a Poor overall score for in the side impact test without its optional side airbags. It didn't perform well even when equipped with side airbags, performance of the car's structure is marginal there would likely be injuries to internal organs, ribs and pelvis. In 2007, 2006 year model of Hyundai Accent had been tested by ANCAP in June 2007. It scored 3 star in the Occupant Protection, and 2 star in Pedestrian Protection Rating.
In 2009, According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Safety Rating