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ALL-NEW 2006 HYUNDAI ACCENT TAKES VALUE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVELOver the years, Hyundai and value have become synonymous. Now, wîth 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.
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 wîth affordable and reliable transportation that's refined, confident and comfortable.
'The Accent has always been a popular vehicle, but recently, this §egmènt 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 wîth its §egmènt-leading standard safety features, increased interior space, and content that is typically not available in this §egmènt, all of which should accelerate this Accent to the front of the pack.'
This new Accent is more elegant than its predecessor wîth 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 wîth 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.
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.
'We're really moving the needle on interior packaging wîth 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.'
The 2006 Accent comes in one well-equipped body style, the GLS sedan. (concept carz) 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 wîth 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.
Únder the hood, Accent has the most powerful engine in its class. It's new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine wîth 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 Últra Low Emission Vehicle (ÚLEV) certification. It comes teamed wîth a 5-speed manual transmission, or an optional 4-speed automatic.
The interior design has also moved upscale wîth a new, distinctive two-tone color scheme. Standard equipment includes an AM/FM/CD audio system wîth 4 speakers, a convenient tilt §teering wheel, 8-way driver's seat wîth 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 wîth 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 wîth keyless entry wîth panic, and 6 speakers.
The 2006 Accent features a surprising level of storage. Accent delivers greater trunk space than its predecessor wîth 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.
'Today's drivers are more demanding, whether they're in the market for a luxury sedan, like our all-new Azera, or lòòking 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 wîth vehicles that are fun to drive and economical to own.'
The all-new, affordable Accent delivers a comfortable ride and responsive handling thanks to a front MacPherson strut suspension wîth coil springs, and a coupled torsion beam rear suspension wîth coil springs. Únlike some of its competitors, Accent has standard power rack-and-pinion §teering for precise feel.
Leave it to Hyundai to deliver everything a small car driver could want, in the form of the all-new 2006 Hyundai Accent.
The Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty
As wîth every vehicle Hyundai sells in the Ú.S., every 2006 Accent comes equipped wîth The Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty, a package that reflects Hyundai's confidence in the quality of its products.
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.
Hyundai also provides Accent buyers wîth -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.
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of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the Únited States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 660 dealerships nationwide.
ALL-NEW 2006 HYUNDAI ACCENT: CLASS-LEADING SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES AND UPSCALE FEATURES WITH ENTRY-LEVEL AFFORDABILITYAccent Pulls Ahead wîth Sophistication, Spaciousness, and Performance
Hyundai has earned its reputation and built exceptional owner loyalty by delivering high-quality, high-value vehicles. The purest expression of the Hyundai approach to car making is the all-new 2006 Accent. The third generation of Hyundai's most affordable nameplate has more style, sophistication and content than ever before.
Offered in a four-door sedan (a three-door version will be introduced in Spring 2006 as a 2007 model) the new Accent now has a longer wheelbase, wider track, and rolls on larger wheels and tires. Larger on the outside, the sleek and sophisticated Accent has newfound interior space-and the most interior volume in its §egmènt. Class-leading power flows from a clean-running new 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter DOHC in-line four wîth Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) for better power and efficiency.
In a bold stroke in this price-sensitive market §egmènt, Hyundai has outfitted the Accent wîth state-of-the-art standard safety technologies, including four-wheel disc brakes wîth ABS and EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution), and a total of six airbags, including dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags covering both rows of seating. All Accents come equipped wîth front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, which are designed to tighten the seatbelt in the event of a collision. No other car in the §egmènt can equal the Accent's standard safety technologies.
REFINED DESIGN Hyundai designers worked hard to give the third-generation Accent a distinctive presence within its market §egmènt. While most competitors have a relatively basic 'family car' appearance, the Accent stakes out more refined territory. Úpscale details like a chrome-accented grille, aerodynamic headlights, larger wheels and tires, plus body colored door handles, mirrors, bodyside molding, and rear license plate trim combine wîth smoothly integrated taillights and strong character lines. The roof-mounted rod antenna not only looks good, but also provides improved radio reception.
The 2006 Accent is a significantly larger vehicle than its predecessor. The wheelbase has grown 2.3-inches (to 98.4 inches), and the wheel track has been widened to 57.9 in the front and 57.5 in the rear, an increase of 1.4 inches. Overall, the Accent is 1.8 inches longer, 1.0 inch wider, and 3.0 inches taller than the 2005 model. The enlarged dimensions make the Accent the longest and widest car in its §egmènt.
The Accent's larger silhouette pays comfort dividends inside, wîth more room in every measurable dimension and the most interior volume (passenger and cargo) of any sedan in its class. The total interior volume has increased from 100.9 cubic feet to a §egmènt-leading 104.6 cubic feet, giving the Accent an unexpectedly spacious feel and besting the all-new 2006 Honda Civic sedan by 1.7 cubic feet. The driver's seating position has been raised two inches for better comfort and the higher eyepoint that most drivers prefer. Rear passengers enjoy an increase of 1.5 inches in rear legroom and a class-leading 53.1 inches of rear shoulder room; front passengers gain 0.7 inch more headroom. Cargo space has increased as well, from 11.6 cubic feet to 12.4 cubic feet, which is class leading compared to 2006 model year competitors.
The finish and details of the interior are designed to reset expectations in the Accent's market §egmènt. There's a handsome two-tone interior color scheme wîth either a gray or beige thémé. Large, legible analog instrumentation keeps the driver informed, while a tilt §teering wheel and an eight-way adjustable driver's seat wîth fold-down armrest insure long-haul comfort. Convenient storage areas are placed throughout the interior, including the front center console, driver storage tray, front seatback pockets, and door storage pockets in all four doors. Each door pocket can also accommodate a beverage bottle, plus there are two more cupholders in front and another pair in the fold-down rear center armrest. A 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback makes it easy to load large objects, or to mix cargo and passengers for maximum effectiveness.
Hyundai has traditionally delivered high feature content for the money, and the Accent builds on that history. Standard features are comprehensive, including two-speed variable intermittent wipers, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, cabin air filtration, rear window defroster, tachometer, digital clock, two 12-volt outlets, and remote hood, trunk and fuel filler-door releases. To minimize sunlight glare, all Accents come standard wîth a windshield shade band.
A powerful 172-watt AM/FM/CD audio system is standard, and features a built-in equalizer and large-format head unit wîth easy-to-use controls. A total of six speakers are positioned throughout the interior; one in each front door, a pair in the rear package tray and two high-mounted tweeters to help add audio clarity and detail.
CLASS-LEADING SAFETY FEATÚRES
The new Accent perfectly illustrates Hyundai's devotion to passenger safety. In accident-avoidance features, the Accent bests competitors wîth powerful four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment (old-school drum rear brakes are common in this market §egmènt). A four-sensor, four-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS) is also standard. By independently modulating the brake pressure applied to each brake caliper, the Accent's ABS helps the driver maintain vehicle §teering control in slippery conditions and in emergency maneuvers. Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) is integrated into the ABS, automatically adjusting the braking force to front and rear axles based on the vehicle loading conditions. 2006Hyundai
In the event of a collision, the Accent is well equipped to protect its passengers. In low speed impacts, the Accent's five-mph front and rear bumpers help minimize damage. In harder collisions, its steel unibody structure is engineered to dissipate crash energy as its crumple zones deform, while bodyside reinforcements help maintain the integrity of the passenger compartment. Hood buckling creases and safety stops help control the deformation of the hood in a frontal collision.
Inside, there's an energy absorbing §teering column, and all five seating positions feature three-point seatbelts and adjustable headrests. The rear head restraints are shingle-style for improved visibility. The front seatbelts have pretensioners and load limiters. A child seat LATCH system in the rear seat area provides a safe and secure place for kids.
A total of six airbags work in concert wîth the restraint systems to provide an additional line of defense in frontal and side collisions. There are two advanced frontal airbags, plus two front seat-mounted side-impact airbags. Two roof-mounted side-curtain airbags help protect the front and outboard rear passengers in side impacts. The Accent's complete suite of airbags is standard-a significant advantage over competitors like Chevrolet Aveo and Scion xA. Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags are extra cost options on the xA, and side-curtain airbags are not available on Aveo.
For 2006, the Accent has newfound power under its hood, a 1.6-liter DOHC in-line four cylinder engine that features four valves per cylinder wîth CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing). The DOHC and CVVT combination helps to give the engine a very broad powerband, coupled wîth high fuel efficiency and low emissions. The CVVT unit is positioned on the exhaust camshaft and controls the intake valve timing by advancing and retarding the intake cam in relation to the exhaust cam. The CVVT system increases volumetric and thermodynamic efficiency, which helps the engine deliver improved performance at high rpm. By optimizing valve overlap, NOx emissions are reduced due to the resulting Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) effect.
With the better-breathing CVVT, performance has improved; horsepower now peaks at 110 at 6000 rpm (an almost six percent increase), and torque is 106 lb.-ft. at 4500 rpm. These numbers put the Accent at the top of its class in terms of horsepower. Fuel economy is also competitive; wîth a manual transmission, the Accent's EPA estimated mileage is 32 mpg City, and 35 mpg Highway. With the optional four-speed automatic transmission, the Accent's EPA rating is 28 mpg City and 36 mpg Highway.
Besides the added performance it provides, CVVT also helps the engine operate more cleanly, and for 2006 the Accent is certified as an Últra Low Emission Vehicle (ÚLEV). Part of the Alpha engine family, the Accent's powerplant is a tough and technologically advanced unit that features a rigid cast-iron block and lightweight aluminum cylinder head. Engineered for the long haul, the Alpha is backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
TWO TRANSMISSION CHOICES
For peak performance, the Accent comes standard wîth a five-speed manual transmission that has lower gearing (for quicker acceleration and a more sporty personality). Also available is an optional four-speed automatic transmission wîth overdrive lock-up torque converter to maximize fuel economy at highway speeds.
The 2006 Accent's body bending stiffness is up 39% from the last generation model. This stiff architecture allows the all-new, affordable Accent to delivers a comfortable ride and responsive handling thanks to a front MacPherson strut suspension wîth coil springs and gas shock absorbers, and a coupled torsion beam rear suspension wîth coil springs and gas shock absorbers. A 21.0-mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering, and tunes the Accent's at-the-limit handling for maximum predictability. Rack-and pinion §teering wîth engine-RPM sensing assist makes for low-effort maneuvering around town, combined wîth a secure feel at high speed.
QÚALITY AND VALÚE
Taken in total, the Accent's many strengths make it the clear value leader in its §egmènt. Class-leading safety technologies give it an important edge, and the Accent delivers more standard features than Aveo or Rio. It's got the most interior volume (passengers and cargo) among its sedan rivals and upscale interior appointments make it remarkably comfortable and accommodating. Plus, the most powerful engine in the class provides responsive performance, and is another important asset.
To simplify the buying process, 2006 Accent comes in a single GLS trim level wîth either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission wîth overdrive. GLS trim includes a wide range of features, including several items that are either optional or unavailable on competitive vehicles in the §egmènt, including a powerful 1.6-liter CVVT engine, 172-watt six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system wîth equalizer, power §teering, tilt §teering wheel, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, and four-wheel disc brakes wîth ABS including EBD. There are a total of six airbags, including dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof mounted side-curtain airbags. Carpeted floor mats are optional, as is air conditioning, which is offered as a stand-alone option, or included in the optional Premium-Sport Package. The Premium-Sport Package includes air conditioning, power windows wîth illuminated switches, driver's window auto-down feature, power door locks, remote keyless entry wîth alarm and panic alert, heated power-adjustable exterior mirrors and 15-inch alloy wheels wîth 195/55VR15 tires.
The all-new 2006 Hyundai Accent is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty™. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. 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. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.Source - Hyundai
The car had a standard five-speed manual gearbox and optional four-speed automatic. The standard engine was a 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit which produced 92 horsepower. A slightly more powerful version of the 1.5-liter engine was available, which boosted power to 105. The car was built on a 54.9-inch wheelbase and measured 161.5-inches in length. In the United Kingdom, the car was available in sedan, hatchback, and coupe configuration. Fuel mileage was excellent, gaining about 33 miles-per-gallon.
In 2000, the Accent was redesigned with slightly larger proportions and given a more modern and curvy body. Another facelift occurred in 2003 with another major redesign in 2006. This Second Generation of the Accent was available in four-door sedan and hatchback configuration, with a 2-door hatchback also available. There were a few engines to select from, all displaced 1.5-liters. The SOHC 12-valve four-cylinder version produced 92 horsepower and the 16-valve DOHC version produced over 100.
In the North American market, the Accent was available in GL, GLS, and GT trim levels. The 1.5-liter engine was all that was offered until 2003, when the 1.6-liter unit became available. The five-speed manual was still standard with the four-speed automatic offered as option. The cars rested on a wheelbase that measured 96.1-inches.
At the 2005 New York International Auto Show, the next generation of the Accent was displayed to the public. The GLS Version, the only trim level available in the US, featured a larger interior, air conditioning, six airbags, power steering, six-speaker CD stereo, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, and tilt steering. The price tag was listed at just under $13,000. A premium sports package included 15-inch alloy wheels, power windows, heated mirrors, and remote door locks. The price for this package was $1,500.
Shortly after the release of the third-generation Accent, the three-door hatchback became available and offered in GS and SE trim levels.
The Accent has earned the title of third-best selling subcompact in the United States, with the top two honors going to the Chevrolet Aveo and the Toyota Yaris.
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