Saturday, October 3, 2009
Koreans are definitely on the roll here as the next gen Hyundai Accent was caught somewhere in Kimchi land and boy it does look like a mini Sonata YF which drew massive attention both positive & negative even before it was launched. The accent set to follow the path of its larger sibling by featuring Hyundai's design DNA language, called “Fluidic Sculpture” albeit on a smaller scale. According to Hyundai blog the Accent will be available as 4 door sedan or three door hatchback & it will sit on the i20's platform. One expects to find the1.6 liter direct-injection petrol powerplant with 140 horsepower that returns over 40 mpg. It will also be available with Hyundai’s advanced hybrid powertrain that the company has currently in the works. Should we expect to spot the next generation Kia Rio too? I sure do hope so.