2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback for USA Unveiled At New York Auto Show 2011

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Currently the 2011 New York Auto Show is probably the most happening place to be at and justifying it are the next generation models of many existing cars being showcased. First the Nissan Versa a.k.a Nissan Sunny and now the 2012 Hyundai Accent which is also known as the new Hyundai Verna.

It has appeared at the ongoing International show and from the company’s end the official press release is also available now.The amazing part besides the new looks and technical specifications, is the fact that the car has been showcased in hatchback as well as sedan models.

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The most highlighted feature of this car is its remarkable fuel efficiency which as per claims made by the company , is best in its class. From the technical pint of view it sports a 1.6 Liter Gamma petrol heart which produces a maximum power of 138 BHP coupled with a standard 6 speed manual transmission. With a rated fuel efficiency of 12.75 KMPL for city conditions and 17 KMPL for highway, the car definitely carries to power to impress new buyers.

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Another very important thing disclosed at the show about the car is the pricing which remains unchanged and with this news the car probably  gets the edge over many others from its segment.

The top end petrol variant with a 1.6 Liter engine is priced at $16,800 which calculates to Rs. 7.9 Lakh.

Official Press Release

HYUNDAI REVOLUTIONIZES THE SUBCOMPACT CAR WITH THE ALL-NEW ACCENT AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Advanced Technology, Modern Design, Roominess and 40 MPG

NEW YORK, 04/20/2011

Hyundai Motor America introduced the all-new 2012 Accent with best-in-class standard fuel economy and power at the New York International Auto Show today. This marks the U.S. debut of the latest version of the popular subcompact sedan and the new top-of-the line, more functional Accent five-door. The 2012 Accent is slated to hit dealerships this summer.

Accent redefines expectations in the subcompact category by offering the company’s distinctive and upscale “Fluidic Sculpture” design, best-in-class standard fuel economy, exceptional roominess and a full complement of standard safety features. Despite surprising technology and a significant increase in safety features, Hyundai will hold the line on pricing from the prior generation to continue delivering unmistakable value to customers.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2012 ACCENT

  • All-new fourth generation Accent subcompact
  • “Fluidic Sculpture” design
  • First vehicle to receive the all-new 1.6-liter GDI “Gamma” engine, paired with proprietary six-speed automatic or manual transmissions
  • First subcompact car to use Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • Best-in-class fuel economy of 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway
  • Class-above total interior volume – a subcompact car with the roominess of a compact
  • Best-in-class five-door cargo volume
  • Strong value – more safety features and best-in-class fuel economy
  • Offered in three trim levels – four-door GLS, well equipped five-door GS and sporty five-door SE
  • Best-in-class 138 horsepower
  • Improved fuel efficiency by 18 percent for M/T and 11 percent for A/T over its predecessor
  • More fuel efficient than Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris
  • Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD
  • Six standard airbags, active front head restraints and four-wheel disc brakes

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPERIOR FUEL ECONOMY

The 2012 Accent’s all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine utilizes the latest engine technology to deliver a class-leading 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class standard 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway fuel economy rating.

The engine’s most notable feature is its use of GDI, a first for the subcompact category. By precisely controlling the injection of fuel, GDI allows for better fuel economy, increased power and reduced emissions. The application of Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts allows for increased efficiency, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. Other elements resulting in reduced fuel consumption include an Alternator Management System, an offset crankshaft design, variable induction system and electronic throttle control. To reduce lifetime operation costs and increase reliability, the Gamma features a maintenance-free silent roller timing chain. The Gamma also uses innovative anti-friction coatings such as CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating.

Gamma highlights include:

  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
  • D-CVVT (intake and exhaust camshaft phaser) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts provide optimum power, efficiency and refinement. Using CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared to using it only on the intake camshaft including an improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency) and fuel economy (reduced pumping loss), and a reduction in hydrocarbon emissions
  • Roller Timing Chain
  • Helps increase the reliability of the Gamma 1.6-liter engine.
  • Electronic Throttle Control
  • This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy.
  • Innovative Anti-Friction Coatings
  • A Diamond Like Coating (DLC) was added to the tappets to help reduce friction in the valve train.

Working together, the complete range of engine technologies produce an engine that offers:

  • Best-in-class specific output at 86 horsepower per liter
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Low emissions with ULEV certification
  • High reliability backed by a 10-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty

Several other systems have been improved over the outgoing model, each contributing to increased fuel efficiency. The 2012 Accent can be equipped with a six-speed manual or automatic transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control, delivering smooth and efficient power delivery. Low-rolling resistance silica tires and a slippery shape (0.30 cd) reduce friction with the road and the air. This aerodynamic shape also includes a kicked up trunk edge, wheel arches which shield the tires and an optimized engine undercover. Finally, the ActiveECO function modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response. By turning on the ActiveECO function, drivers can realize up to a seven percent increase in real-world fuel economy.

Despite the additional content, safety features and technology packed into the all-new Accent, Hyundai has avoided the typically associated penalty of increased weight. A low curb weight corresponds to an improvement not only in fuel economy but all other dynamic areas. In fact, Accent offers the best power-to-weight ratio in its class by far, providing drivers with both low fuel consumption and responsive performance. Highlights which contribute to a low curb weight include the 1.6-liter Gamma GDI engine with aluminum block that is more powerful and 40 lbs lighter than the outgoing 1.6-liter Alpha engine, monotube shock absorbers, integrated parking brake and a super flat torque converter.

FLUIDIC SCULPTURE DESIGN

The 2012 Accent joins the Hyundai line-up sporting the company’s increasingly popular “Fluidic Sculpture” design. The vehicle’s exterior lines are intended to be futuristic, dynamic, and sleek. In a segment typically associated with staid designs, Accent stands out from the crowd. While the styling provides an attractive form, it’s also functional, featuring a slippery 0.30 coefficient of drag for Accent sedan and .31 for Accent five-door. Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give Accent a compact athletic face. Five-door SE models include a sporty roof-mounted spoiler and vertical taillights. For an assertive stance, 16-inch alloy wheels are available on GLS and standard on SE.

COLOR PALETTE

The 2012 Accent GLS is available with gray or beige two-tone interior. The five-door GS and SE trims are available with a gray interior or a monotone black interior. All Accents have cloth-like pillar trim made of fibrous tissue and volcanic rock for a premium look and feel.

The Accent features a bold exterior color palette with both light and dark colors including Century White, Ironman Silver, Cyclone Gray, Ultra Black, Boston Red, Mocha Bronze, Marathon Blue, Clearwater Blue and Electrolyte Green.

FEATURES AND AMENITIES WORTHY OF MORE EXPENSIVE CARS

  • Four-Door GLS
  • Key Standard Equipment:
  • 1.6-liter GDI DOHC I4 engine with Dual CVVT
  • Engine cover
  • Hood insulator
  • Active Eco (A/T only)
  • Trip Computer
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Available Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC and Hillstart Assist Control
  • Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers
  • 175/70R14 low rolling resistance tires & TPMS
  • Front, side and head curtain airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Management, ESC with TCS
  • ABS, EBD, and brake assist with four-wheel disc brakes
  • Front seatbelt pretensioner
  • Active front head restraints
  • Adjustable head restraints for all seating positions
  • Tachometer
  • Cabin air filter
  • Power door locks
  • Four speakers
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Driver seat armrest
  • Front door map pockets
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • 60/40 split folding rear seatback
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Map, dome and cargo lights
  • Six-way adjustable driver seat including height adjustment
  • Front two-speed intermittent wiper
  • Tinted glass
  • Rear defroster with timer
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Comfort Package (M/T):
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with tweeters, iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks
  • Power windows & mirrors
  • Cloth door inserts
  • Four-Door GLS Standard Equipment (A/T):
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with tweeters, iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks
  • Power windows & mirrors
  • Cloth door inserts
  • Premium Package:
  • Requires GLS A/T
  • Remote keyless entry with panic
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Premium cloth seats
  • Chrome inside door handle
  • Piano black accents
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Sliding armrest storage box
  • Front fog lights
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with 195/50R16 tires
  • Bodycolor door handles
  • Five-Door GS
  • Key Standard Equipment:
  • 1.6-liter GDI DOHC I4 engine with Dual CVVT
  • Engine cover
  • Hood insulator
  • Active Eco (A/T only)
  • Trip computer
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
  • 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers
  • 175/70R14 low rolling resistance tires & TPMS
  • Front, side and head curtain airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Management, ESC with TCS
  • ABS, EBD, and brake assist with four-wheel disc brakes
  • Front seatbelt pretensioner
  • Active front head restraints
  • Adjustable head restraints for all seating positions
  • Tachometer
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers, iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks, and roof antenna
  • Driver seat armrest
  • Power windows, mirrors & door locks with remote keyless entry with panic
  • Cloth door insert
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Front door map pockets
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • 60/40 split folding rear seatback
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Map, dome and cargo lights
  • Six-way adjustable driver seat including height adjustment
  • Front two-speed intermittent wiper
  • Tinted glass
  • Body color mirrors and door handles
  • Rear defroster with timer
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Rear wiper
  • Five-Door GLS Standard Equipment (A/T):
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Cruise Control
  • Five-Door SE
  • GS Standard Equipment Plus:
  • Cruise Control
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Premium cloth seats
  • Chrome inside door handle
  • Piano black accents
  • Sliding armrest storage box
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with 195/50R16 tires
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear spoiler
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