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knicks125
03-24-2005, 08:00 AM
Press Release Source: Hyundai Motor America <p><B>All-New 2006 Hyundai Accent Takes Value to a Whole New Level</B><p>Thursday March 24, 9:30 am ET<p>NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the years, Hyundai and value have become synonymous. Now, with the introduction of the all-new 2006 Accent, Hyundai raises the bar, delivering a higher level of value and sophistication in the small car class.<p>This third-generation Accent delivers class-leading safety features and a powerful, fuel-efficient CVVT engine, all wrapped in a sleek, new exterior design. The new Accent is also larger in every exterior dimension, which translates into the most interior volume for a sedan in its class. All this provides today's drivers with affordable and reliable transportation that's refined, confident and comfortable.<p>"The Accent has always been a popular vehicle, but recently, this segment has become highly competitive," said Robert F. Cosmai, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "We believe drivers will once again embrace this all-new Accent with its segment-leading standard safety features, increased interior space, and content that is typically not available in this segment, all of which should accelerate this Accent to the front of the pack."<p>This new Accent is more elegant than its predecessor with crisp modern lines, distinctive halogen headlights, and larger wheels and tires that combined provide a strong character. Compared to the competition, Accent has a more refined appearance with body-color door handles, mirrors, bodyside molding, and rear tailgate garnish. The roof-mounted rod antenna not only looks good, but also provides exceptional reception.<p>The new Accent is roomier than the current model and, more importantly, the competition. Compared to the out-going 2005 model, the 2006 Accent is 1.8 inches longer overall, providing 1.5 inches of greater rear legroom. It's 1.0 inch wider, which translates to class-leading rear shoulder room of 53.1 inches. It's 3.0 inches taller, delivering 0.7 inch of greater front headroom. And, it rides on a wheelbase stretched by 2.3 inches. With an interior volume of 104.4 cubic feet, Accent delivers the most interior volume (passenger and cargo) for a sedan in its class.<p>"We're really moving the needle on interior packaging with the 2006 Accent," said Robert F. Cosmai. "Increasing the height of the vehicle 3 inches and moving the driver's seating position up 2 inches opens up all kinds of room and flexibility in the cabin. We used this to our advantage in the new Accent -- although it's only 1.8 inches longer, it feels like it's moved up a whole class in interior roominess."<p>The 2006 Accent comes in one well-equipped body style, the GLS sedan. Class-leading safety features include dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted side curtain airbags for both front and outboard rear seat occupants. Standard side curtain airbags provide an important advantage for Accent owners, as this feature is optional or not available on most models in this class. All Accents come equipped with front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, which are designed to tighten the seatbelt in the event of a collision. All seating positions have adjustable headrests that can assist in the event of a rear accident, and the rear headrests are shingle-style for improved rear visibility.<p>Under the hood, Accent has the most powerful engine in its class. It's new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) delivers 110 horsepower and 107 lbs.-ft. of torque (estimated). This new technology not only enhances power output, it also reduces emissions -- the new Accent is projected to receive Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) certification. It comes teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission, or an optional 4-speed automatic.<p>The interior design has also moved upscale with a new, distinctive two-tone color scheme. Standard equipment includes an AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers, a convenient tilt steering wheel, 8-way driver's seat with adjustable armrest, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front seatback pockets, and a versatile 60/40 split fold-down rear seat that has a folding center armrest with dual cupholders. For added comfort, air conditioning and a Convenience Package are available. The Convenience Package includes power windows featuring driver's auto down, illuminated switches on all four doors, and driver's side power window reserve, power heated mirrors, and power door locks with keyless entry with panic, and 6 speakers.<p>The 2006 Accent features a surprising level of storage. Accent delivers greater trunk space than its predecessor with an additional 0.8 cubic feet of space for a total of 12.4 cubic feet. Accent has plenty of areas in which to store items, too. There's a bottle holder and storage pockets located in every door panel, plus storage trays are located in the front and rear.<p>"Today's drivers are more demanding, whether they're in the market for a luxury sedan, like our all-new Azera, or looking for maximum value at an affordable price, which the new Accent delivers," said Cosmai, "This is just another example of how Hyundai is responding to the needs of American drivers and providing them with vehicles that are fun to drive and economical to own."<p>The all-new, affordable Accent delivers a comfortable ride and responsive handling thanks to a front MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs, and a coupled torsion beam rear suspension with coil springs. Unlike some of its competitors, Accent has standard power rack-and-pinion steering for precise feel.<p>Leave it to Hyundai to deliver everything a small car driver could want, in the form of the all-new 2006 Hyundai Accent.<p>The Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty<p>As with every vehicle Hyundai sells in the U.S., every 2006 Accent comes equipped with The Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty, a package that reflects Hyundai's confidence in the quality of its products.<p>The Hyundai Advantage includes limited bumper-to-bumper coverage for five years or 60,000 miles, which exceeds the coverage on many cars costing more than twice as much. In addition, Accent buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses.<p>Hyundai also provides Accent buyers with industry-leading limited powertrain coverage -- 10 years or 100,000 miles -- and that coverage remains in effect when ownership of the car is transferred to other family members. Even if the car is sold, Hyundai backs Accent's powertrain for 5 years/60,000 miles. Anti-perforation coverage is provided for seven years/unlimited miles. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.<p>Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 660 dealerships nationwide.<p><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050324/lath008_4.html" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050324/lath008_4.html</A>

knicks125
03-24-2005, 08:02 AM
<A HREF="http://www.hyundaiaccent.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaiaccent.com</A><p>truly a nice looking car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 10:12 AM 3/24/2005</i>

Charger
03-24-2005, 08:14 AM
ewww<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/accent/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/accent/images/3.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/accent/images/4.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoweek

Charger
03-24-2005, 08:16 AM
How does that back end look like this?<br> <IMG SRC="http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/microsites/images/editorial/hyundai_accent_rendering_05.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>source: dunno

knicks125
03-24-2005, 08:18 AM
for less than 10k, what more can you ask for?<p>IMO, this is the overall best subcompact car to come out in years <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

fockerRN
03-24-2005, 08:37 AM
Nice design, but throw a Toyota badge on the front, and I challenge you to differentiate between this and the Corolla (exluding the rear-end). Sleek design though. Hyundai is on a roll. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

r0b
03-24-2005, 08:45 AM
Nice.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> ...and better than Kia Rio!

Tidal
03-24-2005, 08:48 AM
It's much nicer then the current one, but it does look very derivative. And those sideguards are hideous. They're way to high, probably at the right height to actually protect the doors, but very unpleasant to look at. <p>The interior looks nice though.

knicks125
03-24-2005, 08:49 AM
Yep...while the Rio is somewhat more sportier, the Accent is defn. more upscale...but both are great buy IMO<p>I think this further separates the two, as far as brand image is concerned, between Hyundai and Kia...look for more to come, especially from Hyundai, Elantra, Santa Fe, minivan, etc...<p>Well done Hyundai <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Tidal
03-24-2005, 09:16 AM
The Rio and the Accent have a very similar interior design<p><IMG SRC="http://www.km77.com/marcas/kia/rio_05/4p/gra/07.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/accent/images/4.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>But the Hyundai looks better. Some part sharing with the A/C modules i think.<br>

knicks125
03-24-2005, 09:24 AM
I agree, and I think one of the main reasons is to keep the cost down

CarMattZu777
03-24-2005, 09:35 AM
The headlights are the same as the Toyota Echo, but nice car overall. Especially for the price.

Superfresa
03-24-2005, 09:37 AM
This looks very good. Both Kia and Hyundai are definitely making great little cars. However I'm unsure if I like the Toyota looks so much. I think that diferent headlights would be good because it looks like a Toyota replica. <p>The interiour is very nice. I'm sure it will do very well - and deserves to.

megadethmartyr
03-24-2005, 10:06 AM
Told you guys it looked better than current one!

Naga Royal Guard
03-24-2005, 10:09 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How does that back end look like this?<br> <IMG SRC="http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/microsites/images/editorial/hyundai_accent_rendering_05.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>source: dunno</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah, i dunno what happened there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-24-2005, 10:25 AM
Source: Wieck/Autodeadline<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200503/WKA2005032440506_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200503/WKA2005032440545_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200503/WKA2005032440525_pv.jpg" BORDER="0">

bolita
03-24-2005, 11:22 AM
Wow...very nice.<p>I really admire Hyundai for what they have accomplished in such a short time while bailing out Kia and building Kia as well!

CalinG7
03-24-2005, 11:36 AM
Does anybody else think the headlights look like the ones on the Buick Lucerne?

knicks125
03-24-2005, 11:57 AM
Somewhat but I am not sure why you are judging a car based on its headlights, this one or the Azera, probably others too

megadethmartyr
03-24-2005, 12:09 PM
Anyone else notice it is smiling?

CalinG7
03-24-2005, 12:12 PM
No judgement made, just an observation. They're not identical, but do look somewhat similar..........

knicks125
03-24-2005, 12:12 PM
Yep <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

jberrer
03-24-2005, 12:54 PM
any pix of the 3 door? My manager has seen it... it exists.

Santeno
03-24-2005, 01:10 PM
This must be the meanest sports car I've seen since I last laid eyes on Kia's Rio. Aside from the Toyota grill, Hyundai has got themselves a very nice looking vehicle there. The Rio's days as the pre-eminent sports car of the 21st century are now numbered...

Naga Royal Guard
03-24-2005, 01:14 PM
i dunno, the Kia Rio has set some Lofty Sports car standards that will be very hard to beat, even by this model of precision sports car engineering

r0b
03-24-2005, 01:20 PM
The car is great. Just the wheels look small, probably because the lights and some other things are "bigger" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Any chance that it will have an auto A/C? Seen some pic where Rio has it!

piokor
03-24-2005, 01:24 PM
Well, at least is looks better than the Sonata or the Azera...

knicks125
03-24-2005, 01:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jberrer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">any pix of the 3 door? My manager has seen it... it exists.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I haven't seen any pics, but I know it will be coming, probably next year, not from the initial offering...the 3 door looks even better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
03-24-2005, 01:25 PM
This new Accent loks very nice!! The interior is very well put together and exterior is nice aswell. The grille is not too good but its ok. I was expecting it to look more round-ish because if the spy pics but it ended up looking better. Now hopefully the price wont go up much, and it shouldnt if Hyundai wants this car to be competitive.<p>Very nice Hyundai!!

knicks125
03-24-2005, 01:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r0b</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The car is great. Just the wheels look small, probably because the lights and some other things are "bigger" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Any chance that it will have an auto A/C? Seen some pic where Rio has it!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>because it's hyundai's entry level car (us)...you know you could always upgrade to 18s spinners <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-24-2005, 01:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>piokor06</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, at least is looks better than the Sonata or the Azera...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>really? how do you figure that? care to humor us as to why you would think the accent looks better than the Sonata and the Azera <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 4:04 PM 3/24/2005</i>

r0b
03-24-2005, 02:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>because it's hyundai's entry level car (us)...you know you could always upgrade to 18s spinners <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Accent is probably in the same class as Opel Astra, Megane, Mazda3...They all have 15", 16" or even 17" wheels...

knicks125
03-24-2005, 02:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r0b</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Accent is probably in the same class as Opel Astra, Megane, Mazda3...They all have 15", 16" or even 17" wheels...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>actually a class lower...Accent is in the subcompact class (class B - Fiat Punto, Opel Corsa, Toyota Yaris) <p>Elantra would be the one, in the same class as those you have mentioned above, class C - compact cars<p>there is even a class A - citi cars, don't think there are any here in the US yet but defn. a lot in europe<p>and to finish off, class d would be midsize, like the sonata,<p>and class e would be large, like the azera

Rugbyplaya91
03-24-2005, 02:07 PM
really toyota colorolla (sp?) ish, i really do like it and hope it does well<p>looks nicer than some of the other small car options out there,<p>but looks too much like the current kia thing that is based off the hyundai elantra <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and i do see it smiling!<p>only con is those high panels on thne doors... i agree<p>imo it's hot crap! (that is a good thing)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rugbyplaya91 at 1:13 PM 3/24/2005</i>

r0b
03-24-2005, 03:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>actually a class lower...Accent is in the subcompact class (class B - Fiat Punto, Opel Corsa, Toyota Yaris) <p>Elantra would be the one, in the same class as those you have mentioned above, class C - compact cars<p>there is even a class A - citi cars, don't think there are any here in the US yet but defn. a lot in europe<p>and to finish off, class d would be midsize, like the sonata,<p>and class e would be large, like the azera</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Looking @ the size not!!<p>Remeber Getz?? The getz is in the class of Punto, Opel Corsa, Toyota Yaris..<p>Getz = 3,81m<br>Punto = 3,835m<br>Yaris = 3,640m<p>Accent = 168.5 inches = 4,27m!<br>Audi A3 = 4,203m<br>Opel Astra = 4,249<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by r0b at 2:36 PM 3/24/2005</i>

r0b
03-24-2005, 03:41 PM
<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/images/6203209332132744.JPG?0.5025849745692936" BORDER="0"> <p>Source & some more pics:<br><A HREF="http://new-york-auto-show.autoblog.com/entry/1234000730037482/" TARGET="_blank">http://new-york-auto-show.auto...7482/</A>

CalinG7
03-24-2005, 04:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r0b</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Getz = 3,81m<br>Punto = 3,835m<br>Yaris = 3,640m<p>Accent = 168.5 inches = 4,27m!<br>Audi A3 = 4,203m<br>Opel Astra = 4,249<p><br><i>Modified by r0b at 2:36 PM 3/24/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>...............except that sedan versions of these cars are almost always longer than the hatchbacks, even though they're built on the same platform. Basically they take a platform with a set wheelbase, say in hatchback form, and then ADD a trunk to the rear. That's bound to make it longer, but it doesn't move it to a separate class. <p>That said, I think they made the Mazda 3 hatchback just as long as the sedan, but that's atypical of how things are done, or have been done.

deltaz
03-24-2005, 04:33 PM
mega, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ? yeah. You're right. Had to go back and look a few more times. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

piokor
03-24-2005, 04:51 PM
<B>really? how do you figure that? care to humor us as to why you would think the accent looks better than the Sonata and the Azera <br></B> <p>I just prefer the design of this car to that of the Sonata and the Azera. I think they were trying to hard with the Sonata and they didn't try hard enough on the Azera. The Accent actually looks like a Hyundai, and that's a good thing. It's just my opinion. Do you have a problem with that?

knicks125
03-24-2005, 07:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>piokor06</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just prefer the design of this car to that of the Sonata and the Azera. I think they were trying to hard with the Sonata and they didn't try hard enough on the Azera. The Accent actually looks like a Hyundai, and that's a good thing. It's just my opinion. Do you have a problem with that?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope...I have no problems...just curisous...everyone is entitled to their own opinions <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>However, I am not sure what you meant when you said "The Accent actually looks like a Hyundai", so does that mean the rest of the lineup looks nothing like a Hyundai? I think I know where you are going with this so I am not going to further pursuit...no reason to continue when the above statement has been made <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 10:09 PM 3/24/2005</i>

spwolf
03-25-2005, 05:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This must be the meanest sports car I've seen since I last laid eyes on Kia's Rio. Aside from the Toyota grill, Hyundai has got themselves a very nice looking vehicle there. The Rio's days as the pre-eminent sports car of the 21st century are now numbered...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>heh, take it easy guys, knicks is going to get an heart attack ;-).<br>New accent definetly looks better, did it actually have to look like Toyota? Probably not, but who cares... Interior looks better too, although Hyundai has to do something about those steering wheels, they look sooooo bad in small cars...

knicks125
03-25-2005, 09:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>heh, take it easy guys, knicks is going to get an heart attack ;-).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

VexedandGlorious
03-25-2005, 01:27 PM
the sonata is the best new car from hyundai ive seen.

knicks125
03-25-2005, 02:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Graffititech</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the sonata is the best new car from hyundai ive seen.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The sideguard people have mentioned earlier, I think there is a reason Hyundai has them there. I know it doesn't look attractive, but I think it comes mainly from a safety standpoint, especially after the results of small car crash tests - this'd be my best guess.<p>As far as gas mileage is concerned, along with the Sonata and the Azera, we'll see gas improvements with this one also. My best estimate is somewhere around 34/40 (city/hwy), give or take one or two mpg between manual and auto <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 4:57 PM 3/25/2005</i>

jberrer
03-26-2005, 07:37 AM
The CVVT will make a difference as far a MPG. As far as the future of the 2.7, I found out that the 3.3 is a 2.7 block bore & stroked with CVVT heads. That was the original plan for the 2.7 and is the reason it was "overbilt" the way it was.

r0b
03-26-2005, 07:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Under the hood, Accent has the <B>most powerful</B> engine in its class. It's new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) delivers 110 horsepower...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>VW has 1.6, 115 HP & Renault 1.6 with also 115HP! <p>What happend to the old Hyundai engines. The Elantra or Lantra '96 had 1.6 115HP & 1.8 130HP, while all the others had 1.8 with max 115HP.... Why did they reduce the power?

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 10:36 AM
Their HP figures were off<br>

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 10:38 AM
Not to be an ass Jberrer. the 3.3L and and 3.8L are 2 new engines. New design and all. THey have been working on these two for a while now. The 2.7L was originally a Mitzu design as is the 3.5L. The ties are completely broken now.

jberrer
03-26-2005, 11:30 AM
the 3.5 is mitsu, the 2.7 is NOT. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 01:32 PM
the 2.7 is a derivitive of the 2.5 and that is a Mitzu. trust me on this one.

OlsenHyundai
03-26-2005, 02:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the 2.7 is a derivitive of the 2.5 and that is a Mitzu. trust me on this one.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>um...no, mega, Delta engine is a Hyundai-designed engine. their first all-aluminum engne. Mitsu still doesn't have Al block V6. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

OlsenHyundai
03-26-2005, 02:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jberrer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the 3.5 is mitsu, the 2.7 is NOT. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>The 3.5 Sigma in Snata Fe and XG is also Hyundai-designed.

jberrer
03-26-2005, 04:17 PM
hyundai redesign of a mitsu engine.

OlsenHyundai
03-26-2005, 05:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jberrer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hyundai redesign of a mitsu engine. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>No it's not. The only Mitsu-derivative is the 2.4 Sirius II in Sonata. <br>

syclone
03-26-2005, 07:48 PM
This is a really nice little runabout, but as nice as it is for the price, I can't help but feel its a better deal to get something like a couple year old jetta if $10k is your spening limit.

spwolf
03-26-2005, 07:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is a really nice little runabout, but as nice as it is for the price, I can't help but feel its a better deal to get something like a couple year old jetta if $10k is your spening limit.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You cant really get 2-3 yr old jetta for that money... maybe 96 :-).<p>Thats an old question, to buy an cheap new car or buy an cool, old one... Younger people probably want something hip, but there is an huge market for affordable cars and new Accent looks a bit better than old, although I wish they made it different somehow.<p>Thats another reason Scion works so good - hip cars at lower price...

syclone
03-26-2005, 08:35 PM
crap, no wonder vw is going down the tubes - i always thought the jetta was a corolla competitor. i just checked vw.com and realized the jetta starts at $18K now - i always thought of it as like $13-14K with the 4-cyl, guess i was wrong<p>yes low price and hip is a tough combination, and its why scion works. its also worked well for ford who sold the old v6 mustang for as low as $15K in recent memory, and leased for as little as $100 a month. gm also did well with the 4-cyl s10 because it sold for $10K and had decent modification potential as well as a reputation for durability. still, there is a market for people who want a cheap, inconscicuous car that goes from point a to b in acceptable comfort and gets good milage while its at it. personally, i would be cross-shopping with the cobalt which looks to be a nicer car, among others, but you can never foget the draw the hyundai warranty has that causes people to forget about a few details. thatll help them sell a more cars and in a few years theyll have even the details covered if they keep going at this rate.

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 08:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>OlsenHyundai</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>No it's not. The only Mitsu-derivative is the 2.4 Sirius II in Sonata. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Congratulations, you're not smart. The only engines in Hyundai's CURRENT (meaning available in the U.S.) that is of their own design are the 1.6L in the Accent and the 2.0L in the Elantra. All of the others are from Mitsu in some shape or form. Period, that's not debatedable, it's fact. go away.

jberrer
03-27-2005, 08:09 AM
OK. one more time... the the 2.7 is an aluminum engine. Mitsubishi does not have an aluminum engine. the 2.5 and the 3.0 hyundai used was a cast iron mitsu engine. the 2.7 "delta" engine is 100% hyundai! It uses 4 bolt main caps and was overbilt to work as a 3.3 in the future. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-27-2005, 09:19 AM
I know Accent is the entry level car in Hyundai's lineup, but I think it deserves a space on HyundaiUSA's website, just as much as the Sonata or the Azera...<p>Probably once the Sonata is officially released here in the states, Accent will have space on the main page

knicks125
03-27-2005, 09:48 AM
One more thing about the website I noticed:<p>So far, the four new models Hyundai has unveiled, the Tucson, the Sonata, the Azera, and the Accent, their mini-websites were all by the address of <A HREF="http://www.hyundai(followed" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundai(followed</A> by the model name).com...so I thought I would continue to explore and see the rest of the lineup:<p><A HREF="http://www.hyundaielantra.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaielantra.com</A> - registered, redirects to hyundai usa website<br><A HREF="http://www.hyundaitiburon.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaitiburon.com</A> - registered, redirects to hyundai usa website<br><A HREF="http://www.hyundaisantafe.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaisantafe.com</A> - expired domain <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and ideas as to why hyundai hasn't registered the website yet, possiblity a new name similar to the change to xg -&gt; azera ???

OlsenHyundai
03-27-2005, 10:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Congratulations, you're not smart. The only engines in Hyundai's CURRENT (meaning available in the U.S.) that is of their own design are the 1.6L in the Accent and the 2.0L in the Elantra. All of the others are from Mitsu in some shape or form. Period, that's not debatedable, it's fact. go away.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I challenge you name one or two unique design features the Delta or Sigma engine inherited from Mitsu engines <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> .<br>

r0b
03-27-2005, 12:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">One more thing about the website I noticed:<p><A HREF="http://www.hyundaielantra.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaielantra.com</A> - registered, redirects to hyundai usa website<br><A HREF="http://www.hyundaitiburon.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaitiburon.com</A> - registered, redirects to hyundai usa website<br><A HREF="http://www.hyundaisantafe.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaisantafe.com</A> - expired domain <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and ideas as to why hyundai hasn't registered the website yet, possiblity a new name similar to the change to xg -&gt; azera ???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Heh, I've checked the domains...The ones which work are registered to<p> Hyundai Motor America<br> Nagaprasada Alle (dnsadmin@hmausa.com)<br> +1.7149653994<br> Fax: +1.7149653862<br> 10550 Talbert Ave<br> PO Box 20850<br> Fountain Valley, CA 92708<br> US<p>hyundaisantafe.com is (was) registered to:<p>Domain Name: HYUNDAISANTAFE.COM<br>EXPIRED DOMAIN<p>Registrant:<br> Sumirah Ahmad (HYUNDAISANTAFE-COM-DOM)<br> P.O. box 1211<br> Kuala Lumpur, 56100<br> Malaysia<br> 0060-3-91332154<br> sumi@nip.net<p><br>info from: <A HREF="http://www.whois.net/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.whois.net/</A>,<br>This data, infos are public, hope there will be no problem for posting it!

knicks125
03-27-2005, 12:18 PM
lol...thanks...i guess i had too much time on my hand this morning...feels so different having a three day weekend...had off on good friday, on friday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-27-2005, 12:44 PM
btw...hyundainews.com has many good large sized pics (wallpaper size??) of 06 models under press kits <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
03-27-2005, 01:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>OlsenHyundai</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I challenge you name one or two unique design features the Delta or Sigma engine inherited from Mitsu engines <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> .<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I found something about on the Sigma V6 used in the Santa Fe.<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The new engine is from Hyundai's "Sigma" family that is unrelated to the Delta but at least distantly related to an older Mitsubishi design. The Sigma's block is a big chunk of iron, its DOHC heads are aluminum and control four valves over each combustion chamber; the intake manifold has a two-stage plenum.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>-thecarconnection<p><B>Hyundai's Sigma 3.5 V6</B><br>Number of cylinders 6, V <br>Engine capacity 3497 cc <br>Number of valves 24 DOHC <br>Fuel Petrol, Direct injection petrol <br>Bore 93.0 mm <br>Stroke 85.8 mm <p><B>Mitsubishi Diamante's GDI 3.5 V6(6G74 "GDI")</B><br>Number of cylinders 6, V <br>Engine capacity 3497 cc <br>Number of valves 24 DOHC <br>Fuel Petrol, Direct injection petrol <br>Bore 93.0 mm <br>Stroke 85.8 mm <p><B>Mitsubishi Diamante's 3.5 V6(6G74 )</B><br>Number of cylinders 6, V <br>Engine capacity 3497 cc <br>Number of valves 24 SOHC <br>Fuel Petrol, Direct injection petrol <br>Bore 93.0 mm <br>Stroke 85.8 mm <p>-autoindex<p>Same capacity, same bore and stroke.. could it be a coincidence?<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 5:20 AM 3/28/2005</i>

Ascariss
03-27-2005, 06:05 PM
I thought Hyundai would be creating a new face for its cars this tme around, starting with the Sonota, and following suit with other cars like the Sante Fe. It's ok, but give me the Kia exterior and the accent interior.

ricerammer
03-27-2005, 07:00 PM
All I have to say. Ugly.

megadethmartyr
03-27-2005, 07:25 PM
<b>***Contents of message removed***</b><p>Warning from Administration to ALL members on this thread:<p>This has become a very large pissing contest, we ask that you take personal problems off the board and into private, either exchange emails, IMs, or even phone numbers. If this conversation does not become productive the thread will have to be closed.<p>-Andre<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Andre at 7:44 PM 3/27/2005</i>

knicks125
03-28-2005, 06:31 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How does that back end look like this?<br> <IMG SRC="http://subscribers.wardsauto.com/microsites/images/editorial/hyundai_accent_rendering_05.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>source: dunno</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the three door hatch, which will be released early next year, should look something like this...I'm pretty sure this is a sketch of the hatch

megadethmartyr
03-28-2005, 09:52 AM
Sorry Andre.<br>Sorry to everyone that posts here

jberrer
03-28-2005, 10:34 AM
Ditto <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> ... but I was right <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

r0b
03-28-2005, 01:20 PM
Found some ql pics on bobaedream, TG & Accent:<p><A HREF="http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=special&No=32329&page=1&select=&content=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/bo...tent=</A> <p>

knicks125
03-28-2005, 01:31 PM
good stuff...nice find...<p>i hope you don't mind but i'm going to post your link also in the azera thread, let me know if you do, i will delete it then <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

r0b
03-28-2005, 01:33 PM
No problem! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-28-2005, 01:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r0b</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No problem! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i quoted you...like that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
04-17-2005, 09:30 AM
<A HREF="http://vehiclescomingsoon.hyundaiusa.com" TARGET="_blank">Vehicles Coming Soon</A>

r0b
04-17-2005, 10:56 AM
Here are some ql pics from bobaedream:<p><A HREF="http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=special&No=33255&page=1&select=&content=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/bo...tent=</A> <p><A HREF="http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=special&No=33254&page=1&select=&content=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/bo...tent=</A> <p><A HREF="http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=special&No=33253&page=1&select=&content=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/bo...tent=</A> <p><A HREF="http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=special&No=33252&page=1&select=&content=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/bo...tent=</A> <p><A HREF="http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/board/data/data_view.php?code=special&No=33251&page=1&select=&content=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/bo...tent=</A> <p>

knicks125
04-17-2005, 11:32 AM
nice find r0b...<p>a great car...simple yet effective...two thumbs up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Roddy
04-18-2005, 02:39 AM
Whilst the new Sonata looks quite nice, this looks quite apalling to me.

knicks125
04-18-2005, 02:52 AM
While this car is too small for me, it is still a great car nonetheless...<p>So far all four cars hyundai unveiled (in the past year or so) have been winners, Tucson was, the Sonata, the Azera, and the Accent I predict will be...and look for more from Hyundai in the upcoming periods.<p>As I said before, this will be a great little car for many budget shoppers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
04-21-2005, 08:49 PM
Quick update, the Accent is slated to be released early fall.

knicks125
05-28-2005, 09:09 PM
From Edmunds.com:<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/future/2007/hyundai/accent/100536844/preview.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/future/....html</A><p><B>What Edmunds.com Says:</B> A Hyundai Accent hybrid could prove to be a wonderfully cheap alternative to both the Toyota Prius, as well as the upcoming Camry hybrid. <p><B>What We Know:</B> Hyundai has moved its plans to build the Accent hybrid up by nearly a year, as gasoline-electric versions of this vehicle are scheduled to come to America by the second half of 2006. The company will only trickle in a few thousand Accent hybrids at first, before committing to a larger Hyundai/Kia hybrid vehicle in greater numbers by 2008 or 2009. The Accent hybrid will likely be powered by a similar system to the upcoming Kia Rio hybrid, which is scheduled to appear around the same time.<p><B>What about the Getz hybrid, is that coming to NA at all? Or will it be used as fleet exclusively??</B>

Hornbag
05-28-2005, 11:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Told you guys it looked better than current one!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not that that was very hard. lol<p>I didnt even know this was coming, this is taking me by suprise! It does look much better though, but still, thats not saying much. I dont remember any spy pictures or anything. And i dont see the Hundai grille that is found on the Sonata, i thought that was to become a brand image thing? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
05-29-2005, 12:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>And i dont see the Hundai grille that is found on the Sonata, i thought that was to become a brand image thing? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It seems they decided the Toyota grille looked better on the Accent than the Hyundai grille.<p>Nonetheless, this is pretty, as well as the new Yaris.

megadethmartyr
05-29-2005, 02:41 PM
I think that the Accent is most likely on it's last run. With the surrent upscale push going on at Hyundai, this is most likely not going to make another redesign. The Accent used to be a huge seller, and while it's still one of the highest selling cars in it's class, I would imagine Hyundai phases it out. But if they keep it going, the should make a rally version available. We're talking turbo charged 2.0L with the borg warner 4wd. Make it play in the WRX/Evo area. I don't think anyone would dispute the idea of a 300Hp Accent. That would be fun as hell.

knicks125
05-29-2005, 02:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I didnt even know this was coming, this is taking me by suprise! It does look much better though, but still, thats not saying much. I dont remember any spy pictures or anything. And i dont see the Hundai grille that is found on the Sonata, i thought that was to become a brand image thing? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, we had a thread in the spy shot section; but, you are right, Hyundai defn. kept us all guessing, right up until the unveiling date - and we didn't really get many spy pics anyway. I agree with anonms but I don't know if I understood your question. It's still a Hyundai logo, is it? Isn't the brand image the new slogan Hyundai created - "drive your way", to differentiate from Kias? I mean, you can't really change consumers' perceptions by changing the logo, you have to deliver quality products for consumers to change their perceptions about the car/company.

anonms
05-29-2005, 02:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think that the Accent is most likely on it's last run. With the surrent upscale push going on at Hyundai, this is most likely not going to make another redesign. The Accent used to be a huge seller, and while it's still one of the highest selling cars in it's class, I would imagine Hyundai phases it out. But if they keep it going, the should make a rally version available. We're talking turbo charged 2.0L with the borg warner 4wd. Make it play in the WRX/Evo area. I don't think anyone would dispute the idea of a 300Hp Accent. That would be fun as hell.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe the Elantra.<p>This is a sub-compact, not a compact.

knicks125
05-29-2005, 02:55 PM
What about the Accent Hybrid, any truth to that?<p>I don't think the Elantra would be killed off, it's a big seller for Hyundai. If anything, anything, I would have to agree with mega, that Accent might be a good candidate (although I wouldn't think so) - only when choosing between the Elantra or the Accent, I believe the Elantra would be a better pick, from various overall aspects.

Swallow Doretti
05-30-2005, 08:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What about the Accent Hybrid, any truth to that?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hyundai has confirmed the Accent and Rio Hybrids. They've also confirmed an Accent "WRX" competitor--something powered by a 2.0-L turbo and featuring AWD. Hopefully, it'll come to the US--it seems likely. Remember, the Accent is the car Hyundai's going to be running next year in WRC, so creating a homologation version makes a lot of sense.

megadethmartyr
05-30-2005, 10:38 PM
Actually, dealers have been asking for a souped up Accent for a while. On that same note, I would be interested in seeing the "confirmation" being that that isn't true. Also, Hyundai is pushing Hydrogen vehicles. All future vehicles are being designed side by side with Hydrogen clones (Tucson, Santa Fe, and there is a Sonata as well). Once again, would like to see where this is confirmed. <p>Quick edit: Sorry, I don't go into the industry rumors section much, missed that whole thread, my bad.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by megadethmartyr at 10:52 PM 5/30/2005</i>

Andre
05-30-2005, 11:41 PM
Unfortunately, it will be a while before we can mass market a car powered by any fuel other than electricity (which doesn't do well anyway) or Petroleum. So if they want to compete in the fuel-saving market, Hybrid is the cheapest, fastest, most well known way to go right now.

Roddy
05-31-2005, 01:20 AM
Sorry...plain and aweful. Better drive better than it looks!

knicks125
06-01-2005, 04:17 PM
10k for a new car, you can't really ask for any more.

thedesigner
06-04-2005, 06:31 PM
Don't get too greedy boys and girls. I couldn't imagine Hyundai going over the top with a Hyper-performance Accent. The last thing Hyundai wants right now is the Accent to be their halo performance car. They're trying to distance themselves from the perception of being an econo-car maker. Though they could easily warm things up like they did with the joke Accent MVI and "Where's the beef?" NA Accent Gt. So the 2007 model-year roles around and the hatch and hybrid have already landed; Hyundai could easily keep consumer interests high with a REAL Accent WRC model. If the hatch looks half decent, which I think the last 2 gens have, and Hyundai can even throw in 150hp, decent suspension and interior upgrades in a car probably weighing no more than 2300 lbs it should be a stinker. Sell it for under 15k and watch the children flock!!! A peppy 3 door hatch wont trample the sexy $20k Tibby, nor the $16k Elantra GT/Spectra5 (which are considerably more upscale, not to mention larger; pray the GT comes back with the next gen Elantra). Kia most likely wont have the 3 door so no pain there. I don't see a problem at all... it's a no brainer. No hatch for the new Civic means hatch enthusiasts will be shopping elsewhere... the Nissan sport concept will probably be overpriced. Hyundai could easily make a few bucks, sell it as a limited WRC edition. Huge fogs, tasteful hood-scoop, gaping intercooler bumper, special badging.... 16" wheels... oh boy! It would make a killing in Europe if it were priced right... go to war with the Fiesta RS, Polo Gti, Swift Gti, et al... Fantasies... fantasies....<p><br><i>Modified by thedesigner at 10:31 AM 6/6/2005</i><p><br><i>Modified by thedesigner at 10:33 AM 6/6/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by thedesigner at 10:34 AM 6/6/2005</i>

ponyx2
06-07-2005, 10:59 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think that the Accent is most likely on it's last run. With the surrent upscale push going on at Hyundai, this is most likely not going to make another redesign. The Accent used to be a huge seller, and while it's still one of the highest selling cars in it's class, I would imagine Hyundai phases it out. But if they keep it going, the should make a rally version available. We're talking turbo charged 2.0L with the borg warner 4wd. Make it play in the WRX/Evo area. I don't think anyone would dispute the idea of a 300Hp Accent. That would be fun as hell.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds plausible to me. There is already uncertainty as to whether the new accent will be sold in europe as according to 4car.co.uk Hyundai thinks there is too small a gap between the Getz and the Elantra in its European range. <br>

spwolf
06-07-2005, 01:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think that the Accent is most likely on it's last run. With the surrent upscale push going on at Hyundai, this is most likely not going to make another redesign. The Accent used to be a huge seller, and while it's still one of the highest selling cars in it's class, I would imagine Hyundai phases it out. But if they keep it going, the should make a rally version available. We're talking turbo charged 2.0L with the borg warner 4wd. Make it play in the WRX/Evo area. I don't think anyone would dispute the idea of a 300Hp Accent. That would be fun as hell.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>huh? huge amounts of Hyundai sales in non-western countries is Accent. It is not going anywhere. It is only that this current version is long in the tooth and needs replacement...

megadethmartyr
06-07-2005, 02:05 PM
With the direction Hyundai is moving, the Accent just doesn't fit in future plans.

knicks125
06-07-2005, 04:16 PM
Sales of the Accent in the US has dipped compared to last year. While it's still making good marks, it certaintly is no longer a popular model in Hyundai's lineup.

Swallow Doretti
06-09-2005, 09:50 AM
The Accent WILL see a replacement after this new generation. It may not take the same direction as the car going on sale this August, but there will be something to take its place as the car that resides below the Elantra.

knicks125
06-09-2005, 10:46 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bgluckman</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Accent WILL see a replacement after this new generation. It may not take the same direction as the car going on sale this August, but there will be something to take its place as the car that resides below the Elantra.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Glad to hear. There certaintly are other (small/sub-compact) models Hyundai can bring over to the US...<p>I hope in the near future, there would be Accent series - Accent sedan, wagon, Accent 3 door, 5 door, hybrid, and rally version (to compete with Evo or STi) based off the current WRC <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Speedstick
07-29-2005, 07:16 PM
<A HREF="http://www.lowmotion.org/viewtopic.php?t=54570" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lowmotion.org/viewtopic.php?t=54570</A><p>Big news for me! I'm part of this local board (Speedstick) and there have been reports of a camo-ed 2006 Accent a few BLOCKS from where I live. I know it's been released to the public, but it would be cool to see in person before it's released. I'd go tonight, but I'm drunk. :(

Dodger
07-29-2005, 08:21 PM
You stupid <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0"> , quit <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> , sober up, get in your car and <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> over there and get some pics!!<p>Just kidding- please do not drive drunk! Maybe it will still be in the area tomorrow. Good Luck!

Hornbag
07-29-2005, 09:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I hope in the near future, there would be Accent series - Accent sedan, wagon, Accent 3 door, 5 door, hybrid, and rally version (to compete with Evo or STi) based off the current WRC <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>While IMO this car certainly inst pretty, would there be any hopes of an Accent Coupe? Or would that tred in Tribion (sp) area?<br>I think this car would actually look ok in coupe form...i duno <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
07-30-2005, 12:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>While IMO this car certainly inst pretty, would there be any hopes of an Accent Coupe? Or would that tred in Tribion (sp) area?<br>I think this car would actually look ok in coupe form...i duno <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not the typical coupes you see around, but the current trims do have two trims of coupes. Over here, there is the GLS 3 door and the GT 3 door. <B>So glad the 06 Accent is coming soon - it looks so much better than the current ones <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"></B> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.hyundaiusa.com/images/vehicle/accent/trim/asset_upload_file202_6793.gif" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.hyundaiusa.com/images/vehicle/accent/trim/asset_upload_file53_6795.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Hyundai USA

knicks125
07-30-2005, 01:03 PM
Autoexpress reports the Accent will debut autumn in UK, along with new pricing and engine choices:<p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/58659/family_hyundai_moves_upmarket.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/n....html</A><p>Any word on when dealers here will received the new 06? It should be getting close, right?

Dodger
07-30-2005, 04:52 PM
I talked to a local Hyundai dealer and he said the Accent along with the Azera would probably be in showrooms around November. That was about a month ago though and he didn't seem too sure so who knows...

thedesigner
07-30-2005, 10:05 PM
When do we get to see hatch pics... how bout some sketches. Just a drawing... even if it's on a bar napkin. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
07-30-2005, 10:10 PM
you can request a chop in the photoshop section if you want

Hornbag
07-31-2005, 02:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>it looks so much better than the current ones <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"></B> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> But not to the extent of the Getz, Sonata or Tuscon. I duno, this car just doest really exert a lot of Hyunadi, too much Kia for my prefrence...

drugmirko
07-31-2005, 12:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I hope in the near future, there would be Accent series - Accent sedan, wagon, Accent 3 door, 5 door, hybrid, and rally version (to compete with Evo or STi) based off the current WRC <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I remember seeing drawings of next Hyundai's WRC car for somewhere in nex three years... it looked like E3 concept on steroids <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ! and if next Accent is going to look anything near E3 concept, we won't be able to lift up our noses over it so easyly.

Excellerator
07-31-2005, 04:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drugmirko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I remember seeing drawings of next Hyundai's WRC car for somewhere in nex three years... it looked like E3 concept on steroids <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ! and if next Accent is going to look anything near E3 concept, we won't be able to lift up our noses over it so easyly.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are you talking about the picture on this page?<p><A HREF="http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/common/html/about/news_event/press_read_2003_13.html" TARGET="_blank">http://worldwide.hyundai-motor....html</A>

Speedstick
07-31-2005, 07:38 PM
K - here's the pics!<p>I found the official photos to be misleading, and this car has different grille setups than the official photos which I think look much better, and less Corolla-like (although now it looks a little Echo-ish).<p>The exterior has some nice swoopy touches and nicely detailled head and taillights. A couple of my favourite exterior elements were a slight duck-tail lip on the trunk, and a couple swoopy character lines running up the front hood from the headlights.<p>Inside looks much nice and more upscale - two tone dash and doors, as well as three headrests in the rear.<p>I tried to compare it size wise to my '04 Elantra GT. It seems bigger than the outgoing model - only a bit shorter than my car, but just as tall. Although it seemed narrower.<p><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9929/06accent0156th.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1732/06accent0149un.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7398/06accent0133bw.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1834/06accent0112ww.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4763/06accent0090ab.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/485/06accent0080kt.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1998/06accent0075kt.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7051/06accent0045aw.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1243/06accent0036sb.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1643/06accent0215pg.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/6029/06accent0207ng.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7080/06accent0191jb.jpg" BORDER="0">

anonms
07-31-2005, 07:56 PM
The grille still looks Corolla-ish. Have you seen the JDM Corolla Runx and the Euro Corolla 3-/5-door?

Hornbag
08-01-2005, 03:03 AM
The back is what lets this car down...its so so abrupt and not very stylish

drugmirko
08-01-2005, 04:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hyundai_Fan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Are you talking about the picture on this page?<p><A HREF="http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/common/html/about/news_event/press_read_2003_13.html" TARGET="_blank">http://worldwide.hyundai-motor....html</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>yep... this one, but it was slightly larger when I saw it!<br>I realy think that if they want to upgrade their image, they should throw this conservativism of current/past Accent's design and do something bold like E3 concept! you cant expect to be respecte,if you behave like selfdenying "woos", despite the obvious improvement in each step! <br>that's why I like Citroen! C4 is like far future for current D segment design! it is recognisable in a hart beat and even those that don't like it admit that this finaly is a "real" Citroen...

Hornbag
08-01-2005, 04:55 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drugmirko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>yep... this one, but it was slightly larger when I saw it!<br>I realy think that if they want to upgrade their image, they should throw this conservativism of current/past Accent's design and do something bold like E3 concept! you cant expect to be respecte,if you behave like selfdenying "woos", despite the obvious improvement in each step! <br>that's why I like Citroen! C4 is like far future for current D segment design! it is recognisable in a hart beat and even those that don't like it admit that this finaly is a "real" Citroen...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well said, and to an extent i agree. But playing it safe has worked so far, look no further than the Camry or Accord. Safe, un-inspired styling, and look how many they sell. But on the C4, Citroen was known for its bold styling, thats why the introduction of the C4 was well welcomed, as a return to what they do best, great designs! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>But could Hyundai get away with this?

knicks125
08-01-2005, 05:41 AM
nice pics speedstick...is that your elantra gt parked next to it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>this is so much better than the outgoing (current) model, both interior and exterior well done, in my opinion.

tagomago
08-01-2005, 09:08 AM
Looking at what Hyundai has to offer and for the price they are offering them, the Japanese should be VERY afraid. I really like my Elantra GT and everything Hyundai is coming out with blows that out of the water. I could easily become a Hyundai devotee. Hopefully the quality stays up and the prices stay down.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

ponyx2
08-01-2005, 11:48 AM
Overall I quite like the design, but those wheels are ridiculously small, they don't come anyway near to filling those arches. Wish Hyundai would sort that out, the same is true of the current Accent. I think they should at least offer 16" rims on higher spec models. I'm guessing the ones in the spy shots are only 14" at the most.

r0b
08-04-2005, 08:15 AM
I read in autobild.de, that the new Accent should be on sale in Germany in the beginning of 2006 as 3 or 4 door version! Also, they are planning to <B>rename the car</B>.<p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/artikel.php?artikel_id=9392" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/artikel.php?artikel_id=9392</A>

megadethmartyr
08-05-2005, 04:23 AM
I don't know about the renaming of it. In fact I'm pretty positive they won't.

knicks125
08-05-2005, 09:02 AM
For NA, I am pretty sure the name Accent stays, although I cannot say the same for Europe <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

ponyx2
08-05-2005, 11:59 AM
That makes sense to me. In europe the accent has not been a huge seller recently mainly due to the superior quality of the Getz, so I wouldn't be surprised if they changed the name over here to stimulate demand. The name "Talus" has been suggested by quite a few sources.

OlsenHyundai
08-05-2005, 12:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Speedstick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">K - here's the pics!<p>I found the official photos to be misleading, and this car has different grille setups than the official photos which I think look much better, and less Corolla-like (although now it looks a little Echo-ish).<p>The exterior has some nice swoopy touches and nicely detailled head and taillights. A couple of my favourite exterior elements were a slight duck-tail lip on the trunk, and a couple swoopy character lines running up the front hood from the headlights.<p>Inside looks much nice and more upscale - two tone dash and doors, as well as three headrests in the rear.<p>I tried to compare it size wise to my '04 Elantra GT. It seems bigger than the outgoing model - only a bit shorter than my car, but just as tall. Although it seemed narrower.<p><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9929/06accent0156th.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1732/06accent0149un.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Where were these pictures taken? In Canada??

cowboysnkisses
08-05-2005, 12:48 PM
when I lived in Europe, my friends and I would call it the "accident" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
08-05-2005, 02:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>OlsenHyundai</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Where were these pictures taken? In Canada??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In the states, I think...

Dodger
08-05-2005, 07:22 PM
I know you guys probably already realized this, but the climate controls are different in the spy shots than in the official pics. I like the controls in the spy shots better- looks more upscale, even though it is an economy car. I wish we had real-life pics without the unique paint job- it just does not do this car justice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Speedstick
08-06-2005, 06:38 AM
Nova Scotia, Canada.

knicks125
08-06-2005, 08:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Speedstick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nova Scotia, Canada.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I stand corrected. Thanks again for those shots <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
08-06-2005, 08:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dodger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know you guys probably already realized this, but the climate controls are different in the spy shots than in the official pics. I like the controls in the spy shots better- looks more upscale, even though it is an economy car. I wish we had real-life pics without the unique paint job- it just does not do this car justice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>Good catch there Dodger. Agreed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Photo illustration:</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/accent/images/4.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1834/06accent0112ww.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>BTW, a family of Hyundai sedans in thse pics: Accent, Elantra, Sonata <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </B><p><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1243/06accent0036sb.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7080/06accent0191jb.jpg" BORDER="0">

r0b
08-06-2005, 08:42 AM
The climate controls are the same as in Kia Rio, just an Auto A/C <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/K/kia/rio/03-large/05-dash.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/gallery/K/kia/rio/gallery_page_7.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/g....html</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by r0b at 8:56 AM 8/6/2005</i>

OlsenHyundai
08-06-2005, 09:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Speedstick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nova Scotia, Canada.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Did it have a Canadian plate?<br>

StuckInNYForever
08-06-2005, 07:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ponyx2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Overall I quite like the design, but those wheels are ridiculously small, they don't come anyway near to filling those arches. Wish Hyundai would sort that out, the same is true of the current Accent. I think they should at least offer 16" rims on higher spec models. I'm guessing the ones in the spy shots are only 14" at the most.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wheels are probably 14" since that will be standard size. 15" will be optional. If you can afford 16" rims for this car, you might as well be looking at the Elantra, especially the new one coming out next year! I agree that they look small, though.

thedesigner
08-10-2005, 11:25 PM
Actually not a single dash panel or gauge is shared. They might share hard mounting points and vent locations but the pieces are 100% different (minus the flipped center vents). Even the radio looks different. Thought I'd point out how hard Hyundai and Kia are trying to separate their looks. This doesn't look exactly or overwhelmingly like a Rio, inside or out (IMO). Either way both interiors look 1000 times nicer than they have any right to be. This shames the interior of the scions (xa,xb), the echo, the aveo, the neon, even the sentra and lancer. What an improvement!

geoavra
08-13-2005, 08:23 AM
does anyone knows the price of the new accent in europe(greece)??

spwolf
08-13-2005, 12:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thedesigner</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Actually not a single dash panel or gauge is shared. They might share hard mounting points and vent locations but the pieces are 100% different (minus the flipped center vents). Even the radio looks different. Thought I'd point out how hard Hyundai and Kia are trying to separate their looks. This doesn't look exactly or overwhelmingly like a Rio, inside or out (IMO). Either way both interiors look 1000 times nicer than they have any right to be. This shames the interior of the scions (xa,xb), the echo, the aveo, the neon, even the sentra and lancer. What an improvement!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>are we looking at the same pics or? It is exactly the same design with small differences to make it... different. They could have saved some money by using exactly the same interior since anyone even briefly taking a look at two will think they are the same.<p>And those steering wheels... I mean, do they have to look like that?

FordRules
08-13-2005, 05:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fockerRN</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice design, but throw a Toyota badge on the front, and I challenge you to differentiate between this and the Corolla (exluding the rear-end). Sleek design though. Hyundai is on a roll. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE> oh dont forget about the New vw jetta too!

knicks125
08-16-2005, 05:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AutoNews - 8/15/05</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The redesigned 2006 Accent arrives in dealerships in December. The car's wheelbase and overall length are two inches longer than its predecessor's; the car also is one inch wider and three inches taller. Two models are planned: a three-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. <p>The more-powerful 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine features variable-valve timing and delivers 110 hp. Standard features will include six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, halogen headlamps and CD stereo with XM satellite radio.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Looks like December released along with the Azera. Note the info in the last sentence <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

tianz
08-18-2005, 07:36 PM
Accent series just don't really look nice for me..... LOOK WEIRD

knicks125
08-18-2005, 07:51 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tianz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Accent series just don't really look nice for me..... LOOK WEIRD</TD></TR></TABLE><p>For what is worth, and for what the car costs, the styling is mainly overlooked. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

cheongyei
08-18-2005, 09:00 PM
come on, knicks, what a lame attempt to justify crappy styling. If Scion, Renault, even Kia, and others can integrate nice designwork in an inexpensive car, then surely Hyundai could, as well. The sappy front end is actually offensive, and those who enjoy good design, even on a budget, might vote 'nyet' to this new look. At least the new Yaris / Vitz has done a better job of integrating the front, back, and middle. The failure of design committees to use a consistent design theme for a vehicle is a sad commentary on 21st-century automotive design. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

Swallow Doretti
08-18-2005, 09:02 PM
The three-door hatchback is scheduled to be released at SEMA in November.

thedesigner
08-19-2005, 12:39 AM
Considering how generically similar the interiors are of cars that share compentry this IMO is not that bad. The materials are different. The hue themes are different. The gauge cluster is different. The radio facade is different. The curve of the gauge housing intergrates differently... the dash melts into the door differently. The stampings are obviously different. Theres only so much you can change when mounting points are set. I don't know what to say. What about the steering wheels? The Kia one is pretty nice.. the Hyundai one not quite so.. but no worse alike than the hideous warts that steer GM products... even the Corvette couldn't stop itself from looking like a Malibu donated its wheel. They made an effort. It shows IMO. this is a much better differentiation than the old Sonata/Optima. They're not clones (accent/rio)... but I'll admit they certianly aren't long lost cousins either.<br><IMG SRC="http://images.autobytel.com/view/aic/HYUNDAI/SONATA/sdn/usa_2005_hyundai_sonata_sdn_4_x_indrvrdash_x.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://images.autobytel.com/view/aic/HYUNDAI/SONATA/sdn/usa_2005_hyundai_sonata_sdn_4_x_inctrdash_x.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.familycar.com/RoadTests/KiaOptima/Images/Dash.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Now that sucks!<p><br><i>Modified by thedesigner at 12:48 AM 8/19/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by thedesigner at 12:49 AM 8/19/2005</i>

knicks125
08-19-2005, 06:19 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cheongyei</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">come on, knicks, what a lame attempt to justify crappy styling. If Scion, Renault, even Kia, and others can integrate nice designwork in an inexpensive car, then surely Hyundai could, as well. The sappy front end is actually offensive, and those who enjoy good design, even on a budget, might vote 'nyet' to this new look. At least the new Yaris / Vitz has done a better job of integrating the front, back, and middle. The failure of design committees to use a consistent design theme for a vehicle is a sad commentary on 21st-century automotive design. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Styling is subjective, so while you might not like the styling, I do. I compare almost all cars to its outgoing model. And in this case, the new Accent look a ton better than the old (current) model. <p>Say what you want but styling almost comes secondary in the mass auto market. In almost all under 20k cars, with some exceptions, it is clearly known price, reliabilty, quality, etc comes before styling for most consumers. This is perhaps why the Camry is the best selling car in the US. It might be bland, but hey it appeals to consumers, it's safe, reliable and a quality car, and those are what consumers desire.<p>This car will appeal to consumers becuase of its price, safety features, reliablity, and others; and some might even find it to be somewhat of a good looking car (as I said before, styling is mostly subjective).<p><I>"The failure of design committees to use a consistent design theme for a vehicle is a sad commentary on 21st-century automotive design."</I><p>I am not really sure what your exact point here is... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
08-19-2005, 04:09 PM
The Sonata and Optima are close, but if you look closely, the switchgear from the Optima is from a 99-00 Elantra. It might look similar, but it ain't the same. That's how you seperate them.

thedesigner
08-20-2005, 12:55 PM
Are we looking at the same pictures... they're the same; it's semantics. In the accent/rio case, it's not... my point has been made and now I'm going to cry in the back seat of my 00' spectra gsx because I can't afford either one of these econoboxes.

Naga Royal Guard
08-20-2005, 01:00 PM
differences are notable enough

SV
08-20-2005, 07:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cheongyei</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The sappy front end is actually offensive</TD></TR></TABLE><p>how does the front end offend in any concievable way? are you high or something?

knicks125
08-22-2005, 05:47 AM
What are you guys hearing about the Accent/Rio Hybrids? So far this is the limited information I can dig up:<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/future/2007/hyundai/accent/100536844/preview.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/future/....html</A><p><A HREF="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2007/Hyundai/100536844/20026743-E.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332...E.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2007/Hyundai/100536844/20026744-E.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332...E.jpg</A><p>Source: Edmunds/InsideLine<p>And this, perhaps the Accent hybrid?<p><A HREF="http://autospy.dreamwiz.com/board/bbs/table/spyshot2/upload/SV400809.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://autospy.dreamwiz.com/bo...9.JPG</A><p>Source: dreamwiz.com

Miyka'el
08-22-2005, 11:12 PM
"<I>And this, perhaps the Accent hybrid?</I>"<p>I think so. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Mike

Dodger
08-23-2005, 07:00 PM
Nothing huge, just a few new pics. <p><A HREF="http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/050815-1.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/050815-1.htm</A>

2003gliguy
08-31-2005, 11:34 AM
Just got worrd 2006 Accent 4 doors due to be out November 1 and 2006 3 Doors will be released after all 2005 3 doors are depleted after winter. So early spring should be about right <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

Chicho
09-01-2005, 12:39 PM
What do those ridiculous lateral sticks mean? They look very strange

DaDesign
09-01-2005, 04:41 PM
That looks too much like a Toyota, from the interior to the grill to the headlights, they could have done a better deisgn then this.

r0b
09-02-2005, 03:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bgluckman</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The three-door hatchback is scheduled to be released at SEMA in November.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>EDIT<br>UPS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> This has already been posted here! Sorry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=16607" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=16607</A><p><IMG SRC="http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7654/accent14kr.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><IMG SRC="http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5301/accent26ol.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 7:16 PM 9/6/2005</i>

CarMattZu777
09-06-2005, 05:10 PM
Is there a thread here for the new Rio, I couldnt find one. Well anyway, I just saw the new Rio at the Kia dealership and was quite impressed for such a small car. It was nice, inside and out, and the ride was good too (I didnt drive it, it was manual, the salesperson drove it). I really like how it looks. Well, they only had manual versions, and so I asked about the automatic. The dealer says "well rios are very rare (lol), and there arent going to be any automatic ones." I was like, noooo, there are automatic versions. Well at least he tried to show me how to drive stick hehe.

Dodger
09-06-2005, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the mini review <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You'd think there would be automatics coming sooner or later- nobody likes driving a manual in traffic! <p>Can you give us any details on what the quality/materials were like? Thanks!

knicks125
09-06-2005, 08:17 PM
For now, this thread (see link below) will have to make due. The link to the Rio in the new cars thread doesn't seemed to be working:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=16270" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=16270</A><p>Edmunds has just tested the Rio and the Rio5, link there.

r0b
09-15-2005, 07:03 AM
Here is the korean site for Accent with lots of details and info.<p><A HREF="http://www.hyundai-motor.com/common/html/showroom/flash/verna/main_ui.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundai-motor.com/c....html</A><p>e-catalog:<br><A HREF="http://ad.hyundai-motor.com/catalog/verna/index.html" TARGET="_blank">http://ad.hyundai-motor.com/ca....html</A>

megadethmartyr
10-06-2005, 08:32 PM
From what I heard today, the 4 door Accents will arrive before Christmas and the 3 door will be out around March.

Rugbyplaya91
10-09-2005, 01:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chicho</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What do those ridiculous lateral sticks mean? They look very strange</TD></TR></TABLE><p>body side molding i think is what you are talking about and yes i agree they are up awfully high. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

SV
10-09-2005, 03:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rugbyplaya91</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>body side molding i think is what you are talking about and yes i agree they are up awfully high. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i agree. the rest of the car looks great but those high mouldings look like a factory screw-up.

C-DUBYA
10-11-2005, 10:16 PM
They just remind me of the TL. Since they are in direct competition to eachother...<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/C-DUBYA/11.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/C-DUBYA/12.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>... just kidding. But the moulding placement seems inspired.

Andre
10-11-2005, 10:38 PM
Having the molding that high up is supposed to be an optical illusion which makes the beltline look lower. IMO, Hyundai failed at that, just makes the Accent look more goofy.<p>Probably helps the TL immensly though.

goldsuv
10-12-2005, 05:48 PM
I think it's more of a practical requirement for shopping carts and rear doors(which are cut out for the wheel well). I know, because I just got a dent at that level this weekend.

knicks125
10-17-2005, 04:08 PM
Oct. 17 releases:<p><A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-17-2005/0004170251&EDATE=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...EDATE</A><p>Technical Specifications<p><A HREF="http://www.autodeadline.com/detail?source=Hyundai&mid=HYU2005101756767&mime=ASC" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autodeadline.com/de...e=ASC</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 7:48 PM 10/17/2005</i>

Dodger
10-20-2005, 09:51 AM
Some of the first driving impressions from CD and some pics:<p><A HREF="http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/pw/06accent.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.canadiandriver.com/...t.htm</A>

Excellerator
10-20-2005, 01:35 PM
ABS isn't standard? And here they are saying "Safety isn't an option". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> Is this true for the USA as well?

knicks125
10-20-2005, 02:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hyundai_Fan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ABS isn't standard? And here they are saying "Safety isn't an option". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> Is this true for the USA as well? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe those are for Canada only. Same goes for the Sonata in Canada, where ABS is not standard. But, as far as US spec is concerned, I believe ABS is standard for almost the whole lineup now (and soon the whole lineup)

megadethmartyr
10-20-2005, 07:48 PM
yes, it's standard in the U.S. As is the remote trunk relelase (at least as far as I'm aware)

nismo
10-20-2005, 08:57 PM
It looks better in those pics for some reason. When should these reach dealerships? I'm anticipating the 3dr at SEMA <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
10-20-2005, 09:05 PM
Accents are supposed to arrive before Christmas (4 door)

Miyka'el
10-21-2005, 03:55 PM
Here's some good stuff:<br><A HREF="http://www.hyundainews.com/presskit2006/06Accent_PressRelease.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundainews.com/pre....html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.hyundainews.com/presskit2006/06Accent_Specs.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundainews.com/pre....html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.hyundainews.com/presskit2006/06Accent_Features.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundainews.com/pre....html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.hyundainews.com/presskit2006/06Accent_Gallery.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundainews.com/pre....html</A><br>Mike

megadethmartyr
10-21-2005, 03:57 PM
I was informed today the Accent will (should) arrive roughly two weeks before the Azera.

ConceptVBS
10-21-2005, 06:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Having the molding that high up is supposed to be an optical illusion which makes the beltline look lower. IMO, Hyundai failed at that, just makes the Accent look more goofy.<p>Probably helps the TL immensly though.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, the side molding located high up is a good thing. The B-pillar itself is very round, almost bubbly shaped. Putting the side molding higher up would make the bubbly shaped B pillar look slimmer.

carlisimo
10-21-2005, 11:22 PM
I don't like the look of the high molding either, but it really is the only practical place for it. Most cars have it way too low to be of any use against doors.

knicks125
11-03-2005, 03:10 PM
First Drive: 2006 Hyundai Accent - Working-Class Wheels<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=107687#13" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...87#13</A><p>Edmunds' liked it.<p>Is it just me or are those pictures they took looked real good?

x2
11-09-2005, 07:05 PM
Hello everyone came across this excellent review of the new upcoming re-designed '06 Hyundai Accent. Hot button Words like "quality", "value leader" and comments such as "<I>it's the total package that counts, thus such superlatives are not out of place.</I> " are sprinkled throughout this review. Hyundai appears on track making more and more converts each and everyday. <p><A HREF="http://cars.about.com/od/hyundai/fr/pp_06hyunaccent.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://cars.about.com/od/hyund...t.htm</A><p>

jberrer
11-28-2005, 11:17 AM
That's great news but where are the cars? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> they are supposed to have been here this month and I've seen nothing. I did however see a 2006 kia rio on one of the transports that dropped off an 2005 accent here the other day. What's up with that! we're getting the old stale accents with no rebates and kia is getting the new car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> has anyone taken delivery of the new car yet?

goldsuv
11-28-2005, 05:16 PM
The 2006 Accent does not have IRS as both reviews say. The old(2005) did have it, but the new one now has a torsion beam axle on the rear like the Aveo and Corolla.

megadethmartyr
11-28-2005, 05:47 PM
You are very right

jberrer
12-02-2005, 03:09 PM
I got under one of the new rios and thought hey... no IRS. Maybe the accent will have an edge on them.... but after talking to our machanic it was confirmed. No IRS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> In fact it looks like the same setup as a cavalier/cobalt - semi ind. twistbeam.

jberrer
12-03-2005, 08:17 AM
received my new copy of car & driver last night. It had a first look of the accent with nothing but praise!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> Great article on the azera as well.

jberrer
12-03-2005, 12:10 PM
a driver told me that the accents at distribution were being put into storage. anyone have any info?

mzoltarp
12-04-2005, 07:10 AM
I'm about to get a job where my commute will double. I am seriously thinking of buying a base Accent for the commute. My experience with Hyundai is that they are high quality, highly reliable vehicles.

x2
12-07-2005, 08:37 PM
I came across this recent article about the upcoming Hyundai Accent hybrid. It was unveiled in China. The article speculates that this could be a real big win for Hyundai in the U.S. It's seen as an excellent and affordable alternative to the more expensive Prius. <p>It goes on to say that if Hyundai can continue to deliver on its current level of high quality it would have a sure winner. Estimate on availability is late 2006.<p><A HREF="http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/12/hyundai_unveils.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.treehugger.com/file...s.php</A><p>

knicks125
12-08-2005, 06:39 AM
Here is the Accent Hybrid thread that might be of interest to some:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=16560" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=16560</A><p>There are some real-life pics (link on 2nd page) but I wish we could get some official info/pics from Hyundai.

2003gliguy
12-08-2005, 07:11 AM
The new Accent pricing is out <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>5 Speed 4 door w/o A/C is $12,995.00 incl freight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/aliensmiley.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>A?C adds $800<p>And Premium Sport package is $1500.00<br>Incls the following:A/C, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, Keyless w/alarm, and 15" Alloys and 195/55/VR15 Tires <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Automatic adds $850.00 to all the above pricing!!!<p><br>ABS, EBD and 6 airbags along with TILT Steering wheels are just some of the standard features <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>This car will be a great seller <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

2003gliguy
12-08-2005, 06:47 PM
They should be here in about 2 weeks!

Player4
12-08-2005, 07:03 PM
Is it just me or am i the only one who thinks that the new higher prices will turn some people off and go and buy a Corolla or Civic with a great deal?<p><br>And if this is the pricing for the gas version i wonder how much higher the Hybrid will be?<br>

knicks125
12-08-2005, 07:16 PM
Well, the Accent does not compete directly, nor does it generally cross-shop with the Corolla, Civic. I would think the Accent would pair up nicely with the Aveo, Rio, Echo, xA, upcoming Versa, fit and others in the sub-compact class. While the Elantra takes on the popular Corolla and Civic, as well as Spectra, Sentra, Cobalt, Mazda3, among other compact cars in the class.<p>As for the hybrid, I believe Hyundai will continue to undercut the competition while offering comparable (if not more) (standard) features. Look for the hybrid to start somewhere around 15k, at least that would be my guess

nismo
12-08-2005, 11:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, the Accent does not compete directly, nor does it generally cross-shop with the Corolla, Civic. I would think the Accent would pair up nicely with the Aveo, Rio, Echo, xA, upcoming Versa, fit and others in the sub-compact class. While the Elantra takes on the popular Corolla and Civic, as well as Spectra, Sentra, Cobalt, Mazda3, among other compact cars in the class.<p>As for the hybrid, I believe Hyundai will continue to undercut the competition while offering comparable (if not more) (standard) features. Look for the hybrid to start somewhere around 15k, at least that would be my guess</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats makes it look worse, Player4 was trying to say price wise a consumer could get a Corolla or Civic for the same price. The Accent should have been priced atleast $1500 cheaper and A/C shouldn't be an option. If I was in the market for a small "sub-compact" sedan that price would have turned me away....

2003gliguy
12-09-2005, 08:57 AM
Wher else though can you find a car with all these Standard safety features <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>The Civic and Corolla do not even come close to that price range similarly equipped!!<p><br>Oh yeah and I do believe that A/C is optional on the Civic DX <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

Andre
12-09-2005, 09:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is it just me or am i the only one who thinks that the new higher prices will turn some people off and go and buy a Corolla or Civic with a great deal?<p><br>And if this is the pricing for the gas version i wonder how much higher the Hybrid will be?<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Considering the new Civic starts at about $15,600, and goes up to about 21k, the Accent is cheap. Consider that the current Elantra is going for (I've seen) as low as $9,999, there will be some competition until the new Elantra comes out (because some people are looking at the price, not the side curtain air bags). Also, the Corolla starts I believe at about 14k and goes up to 19k.<p>The base Civic has all the safety features standard, but no radio or A/C, as was mentioned, so for an LX model, which is as equipped as the majority of those 13k Accents, I was looking at one for 17,500... the DEALER MARK UP brought it to 19k!!<p>My Mom's Corolla has A/C, 6CD, Cruise control, LoJack, Front airbags (no side or side curtain) and keyless entry, and it ran $18,436, she broke a deal for $15,996.<p>Tell me again that the $13,000-$15,000 Accent will make people turn to similarly priced Civics or Corollas... maybe the older generations USED will match that price.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Andre at 8:34 AM 12/9/2005</i>

x2
12-09-2005, 10:15 AM
Excellent points all around Andre. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Sometimes we look only at price without equating it to actual value returned on investment. Overall I'd say the Accent offers the best value both in saftey and standard features. <p>Lets also remember that Hyundai's quality has improved markedly over what it used to be.

2003gliguy
12-09-2005, 11:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>x2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Excellent points all around Andre. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Sometimes we look only at price without equating it to actual value returned on investment. Overall I'd say the Accent offers the best value both in saftey and standard features. <p>Lets also remember that Hyundai's quality has improved markedly over what it used to be. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>And let's not forget about the warranty!!! (Even if it never get's used)<p>10/100,000 and 5/60,000 and 5/unlimited say's alot about the manufacturer and there confidence in the product <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As a side note does the Corolla or Honda have Roadside Assistance? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
12-09-2005, 04:48 PM
Toyota and Honda do not Roadside service

nismo
12-09-2005, 06:15 PM
2006 Accent w/AC $13,795... $15,295 w/power package added... then $16,145 w/auto added to that. $12,995 may include a bunch of safety features but doesn't include power windows or locks. Its a stripped down model. Both the Nissan Versa and Scion xA have cheaper base prices and have more features, besides the "curtain" airbags of course. The Civic DX features power windows and a radio now and every other season Honda releases a value package for you to get AC on the DX. <p>Don't get me wrong this is a okay car but its not the bang for your buck Hyundai I'm use to....<br>

megadethmartyr
12-09-2005, 07:44 PM
that doesn't sound right<br>

x2
12-09-2005, 09:00 PM
JD Power has just released the all important owner retention numbers. It shows Lexus is followed in the rankings by Toyota (62.6%), Honda (59.9%), Chevrolet (57.3%) and Hyundai (56.3%), respectively. Not bad numbers for Hyundai indeed.<p>Considering that Hyundai's new model roll-outs are still in their early phases, the next 18 months should see much more improvement in these numbers considerably. Of course all is conditional on maintaining and proofing improving quality focus.<p>Complete article: <A HREF="http://www.jdpa.com/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2005249" TARGET="_blank">http://www.jdpa.com/news/relea...05249</A><p>

nismo
12-09-2005, 11:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that doesn't sound right</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm getting the Accent pricing from the above post.... if they are wrong some one post the real prices for the new Accent.

2003gliguy
12-10-2005, 06:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2006 Accent w/AC $13,795... $15,295 w/power package added... then $16,145 w/auto added to that. $12,995 may include a bunch of safety features but doesn't include power windows or locks. Its a stripped down model. Both the Nissan Versa and Scion xA have cheaper base prices and have more features, besides the "curtain" airbags of course. The Civic DX features power windows and a radio now and every other season Honda releases a value package for you to get AC on the DX. <p>Don't get me wrong this is a okay car but its not the bang for your buck Hyundai I'm use to....<br></TD></TR></TABLE><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'm getting the Accent pricing from the above post.... if they are wrong some one post the real prices for the new Accent.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You math is off by $800 The premiunm package INCLUDES A/C so the correct highest MSRP is $15,345.00 plus little stuff like mudguards, etc.<p><br>That is VERY competitive with anyone out there inc. Sion. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

jberrer
12-10-2005, 08:38 AM
Great Info! As I tell my customers "this won't be your last Hyundai"

spwolf
12-12-2005, 02:36 PM
$14645 for Accent with AC and Auto... $15345 with Alloy wheels.<p>Its pricing will be undercut by both Fit and Yaris Sedan.<p>I am sure Hyundai will have nice discounts to lower the price to acceptible levels...

SV
12-12-2005, 02:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">$14645 for Accent with AC and Auto... $15345 with Alloy wheels.<p>Its pricing will be undercut by both Fit and Yaris Sedan.<p>I am sure Hyundai will have nice discounts to lower the price to acceptible levels...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>you don't like hyundais at all do you?

knicks125
12-12-2005, 03:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">$14645 for Accent with AC and Auto... $15345 with Alloy wheels.<p>Its pricing will be undercut by both Fit and Yaris Sedan.<p>I am sure Hyundai will have nice discounts to lower the price to acceptible levels...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll be honest here - I am not too crazy about the pricing, but, comparably equipped, I believe it will be about the same (make note the specs/pricing for the fit/yaris sedan has not been released in the US market) price range.<p>The value is still there, if you look in details. For example, for this little money, compare to the norm, you can get 6 standard airbags (front, front side-impact and side-curtain), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, adjustable head restraints for all passengers - all standard, and the most interior volume. There are more, but I think those alone are pretty decent. Plus, I've been told this is much better than the outgoing model, and that I believe.<p>I am not a big fan of small cars, and the Accent is no exception, but just the fact Hyundai makes all these safety features standard is good in my books - I have witnessed too many terrible accidents.

x2
12-14-2005, 08:34 PM
The re-designed '06 Hyundai Accent has made a definite impression on C&D. For instance they compare the quiet ride and quality to the Azera.<p>Some of the comments in the article, "<I>There are no complaints about space from this elongated editor; or about the interior, which is an attractive two-tone design with legible instrumentation and a simple control layout</I>."<p>and this as comment as well, "<I>The strut-front and beam-axle-rear suspensions were tuned for a refined ride, says Hyundai, and we were surprised by the veracity of that claim</I>." Seems like this spells good news for Hyundai.<p>full article here: <A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=19&article_id=10396" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caranddriver.com/ar...10396</A><p>

Miyka'el
12-16-2005, 10:43 PM
Have you all seen the new Accent in person yet? There's one on a lot about an hour away from me. I was planning on heading there anyway on Sunday -- figured I'd try to stop-in on the lot to check it out (ya know: the whole "through-the-window 'cause it's Sunday" thing) while I was in town... granted that it's not sold tomorrow. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> The MSRP is listed @ $14,710 for this particular unit and the exterior color is "silver." They also have two Azeras; both of which are Limited models @ $30,115 -- one white, one black.<br>If I get the chance to drop-by there, I'll tell ya'll what I see. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Mike

Dodger
12-17-2005, 08:55 AM
I was wondering when these would finally show up. I also wish that they would update their Accent website for the new one.

Blackraven
12-18-2005, 06:30 AM
I think the Accent CRDi is capable of being one hell of an economy car.<p>1.5 DOHC CRDI Turbo-Intercooler Diesel Engine with Variable Geometry Turbocharger mated to a 5-speed manual tranny definitely brings the most out of practicality.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.myhyundai.com.ph/images/focus/accent.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>This along with the Facelifted Getz CRDi and the already-popular Matrix CRDi would make Hyundai a leader in Diesel-powered economy cars.

Miyka'el
12-18-2005, 03:36 PM
OK, so I did have a chance to stop by that dealer today, and the Accent was still there.<br>As my first impression, there were three major positive things that stood out to me. <p><B>1)</B> The roofline arcs high -- significantly taller than I had anticipated from the specifications -- so there is a very generous amount of headroom inside. <p><B>2)</B> Apparent fit and finish: seriously, the interior looks (say, $2000 or so) more expensive than the vehicle's sub-$15K total price-tag would suggest. The seat fabric looks durable yet comfy. From what I could see through windows, the only indicators that it was a tight-budget car were the manual window cranks -- perhaps the simple plastic door handles. Overall, it really does look nice on the inside. The exterior is <I>quite</I> a bit more attractive than the out-going model, but, unlike some cars, it didn't really seem any different to me in person than in photos.<p><B>3)</B> Rear-seat legroom. I didn't notice at first, but (after making an effort to check for some details) there's definitely enough room in back for two adults to sit comfortably -- and the seat cushions look substantial, nicely shaped, and high enough off the floor for lengthy treks.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Mike<br>___________<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Miyka'el at 2:59 PM 12/18/2005</i>

jberrer
12-18-2005, 06:04 PM
OK... they're in Eastern Texas. Why are they still not in Missouri? The driver was here a few days ago dropping off the Azera, and told me that they haven't seen a single Accent!?!

bison
12-19-2005, 11:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Miyka┬Łel</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OK, so I did have a chance to stop by that dealer today, and the Accent was still there.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Did it have cruise control? From what I've been able to tell, cruise isn't even an option. Hopefully they just overlooked this in the press release.

Miyka'el
12-19-2005, 12:34 PM
Err... umm... I forgot to look. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> That really irks me because I <I>specifically</I> intended to check that out.<p>Upon reflection: I doubt this particular unit had it, though. There was a place for steering wheel controls on both side-spokes of the hub, but there was nothing there (it was all black except for the chrome "<I>H</I>" logo). I'm wondering if Hyundai will add this feature a little after launch, as it's the only thing that really stuck me as "omitted" from the options sheet in the press release.<br>BTW, I just remembered that it had carpeted floor mats in addition to air conditioning. Those were the only listed options (it had an automatic transmission, but that was included up with the trim level).<p>Mike

jberrer
12-19-2005, 01:26 PM
all the info I received from hyundai indicated that cruise is now an option.

Miyka'el
12-19-2005, 01:35 PM
Excellent news, Joe. Thanks!<p>Mike

bison
12-19-2005, 05:51 PM
Yeah, that's great news.<p>Usually I'd be in the market for a car like the Sonata (or even an Azera), but I drive about 25,000 miles on the Interstate a year, and if gas goes back up to $3/gallon in the US I could find myself in a smaller car in a hurry. No cruise would be a show-stopper for me, so I'm glad they added it.

x2
12-20-2005, 05:44 AM
This just in the 2006 Hyundai Accent site is now live!<p><A HREF="http://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehicle/accent/accent.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehi....aspx</A><p>The circle <I>'H'</I> continues to impress!

Dodger
12-20-2005, 08:23 AM
Wow, looks great! I really like that red color. Cruise control is not listed as an option when you build one though... Will it be offered later?

bison
12-20-2005, 08:34 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dodger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Cruise control is not listed as an option when you build one though... Will it be offered later?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I noticed that too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> ESC and 6 airbags are standard, but cruise isn't even an option? It's hard to figure what they were thinking. Don't most cars in this segment offer cruise as an option?

jberrer
12-20-2005, 12:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bison</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I noticed that too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> ESC and 6 airbags are standard, but cruise isn't even an option? It's hard to figure what they were thinking. Don't most cars in this segment offer cruise as an option?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No ESC, but ABS standard, No cruise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> yet, I checked my info. I could have sworn that they were offering it on the initial info we received here at the dealership. I was Excited because we had to send many cars to an outside vendor to have cruise installed for the commuters that bought these cars..

bison
12-20-2005, 07:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jberrer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No ESC, but ABS standard, No cruise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> yet, I checked my info.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Oh, you're right - no ESC. I got carried away. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Hyundai seems prety responsive to customer demand, so I'm sure they will add cruise if enough people ask for it. It's just weird that they don't have it from the start.<p>The alternative (for me) is to wait for the new Elantra. I'm in no hurry, unless gas goes back to $3 a gallon again.

orangeeagle13
12-20-2005, 08:28 PM
Wow, it's finally ready to be build [on the website!]<p>One error I though was sort of funny:<p><br><A HREF="http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/3372/hyundai7ns.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img522.imageshack.us/im...s.jpg</A><p>For that money I could get an Azera! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
12-20-2005, 10:09 PM
The thing about cruise is that people haven't asked for it on the Accent. Previous to this one the Accent has always been about point A to B and doing so for a long time. However, like some have you have said, I would expect it to come along soon enough.

x2
12-27-2005, 04:20 AM
This review of the newly re-designed Accent from AutoWeek comes on the heels of a recent review from C&D. Though not as informative as the Car and Driver review, the article does mention several key features such as Safety: 6 airbags, ABS with brake force distribution. Also made note of the driver side armrest, which is not normally available in this class of vehicle and the triple door seals. <p><br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051226/FREE/51214006/1004" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/apps/p.../1004</A><p>

megadethmartyr
01-05-2006, 10:44 PM
Drove my first Accent yesterday. I was really impressed. It was a loaded automatic. Now, first and foremost, I hate automatics. Nonetheless, it was smooth. Peppy, but not snappy enough for me. I am sure the manual will be better. The interior fit and finish is incredible, especially at the price point. The eingine is silent until you hit 5700 RPM, then you can hear it. The ride was impressive to say the least, better than the Elantra, CIvic or Corolla. Handling was also a huge improvement over the outgoing model.Very neutral steering feel, power steering wasn't intrusive. THe doors all shut with a great "whoomp". THis thing is incredibly solid. Up close it's very european looking. The interior reminds me of a brighter VW layout.Exceptional room. I could sit in the back behind the driver and comfortable. I am 6'3 and the driver at the time was 6'0. Long story short, this Accent will be an entry force to be reckoned with. Great job Hyundai.

Top Secret
01-06-2006, 12:27 AM
It is a good-looking car. They're on the streets here in South Korea, and they do look very good.