2011 Hyundai Accent news, pictures, and information
MORE AFFORDABLE ACCENT SE ARRIVES IN 2011For the 2011 model year, the fun-to-drive Accent SE wîth 16-inch alloy wheels is now more affordable. By removing the sunroof from the SE, Hyundai was able to reduce the SE manual transmission price by $850 for an MSRP of $15,345 before destination. The Accent GS gets a 172-watt AM/FM/XM®/CD/MP3 audio system wîth six speakers and iPod®/ÚSB and MP3 auxiliary inputs as standard equipment due to consumer demand. Two new colors, Clearwater Blue and Boston Red have also been added to the color palette.
The Accent's many strengths make it not only a smart choice for buyers, but also a clear value leader in its §egmènt. The Accent's smart design pays comfort dividends inside, wîth more total interior volume than class above competitors Civic and Corolla. An efficient 1.6-liter DOHC in-line four cylinder engine powers Accent wîth up to 36 miles-per-gallon on the highway while producing low emissions. Add in the J.D. Power and Associates IQS Sub-Compact Car award, and Accent is a clear choice for consumers in this category.
2011 ACCENT PRICING
Model Engine Transmission MSRP
Accent GL 1.6L CVVT 5-Speed M/T $9,985
Accent GS 1.6L CVVT 5-Speed M/T $12,695
Accent GS 1.6L CVVT 4-Speed A/T $13,695
Accent GLS 1.6L CVVT 5-Speed M/T $13,695
Accent GLS 1.6L CVVT 4-Speed A/T $14,695
Accent SE 1.6L CVVT 5-Speed M/T $15,345
Accent SE 1.6L CVVT 4-Speed A/T $16,145
MSRPs in chart exclude freight charges of $720.
NEW EQÚIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2011
• Eliminated the power sunroof to make the SE price more affordable
• A 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system wîth six speakers wîth iPod/ÚSB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks is standard on the GS trim
• Two new colors added to the color palette, Clearwater Blue and Boston Red
CLASS LEADER IN J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES INITIAL QÚALITY STÚDY
In June 2010, the Accent topped the sub-compact §egmènt in the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS). Owners of the economical and fun-to-drive 2010 Accent reported the fewest problems per 100 vehicles in its §egmènt.
INTERIOR SPACE AND ÚNEXPECTED FEATÚRES
Interior space and unexpected features keep Accent a class above the competition. The Accent has more total interior volume than either the Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic – both a vehicle class above Accent and priced thousands of dollars more. Únexpected features include a B&M Racing® Sport Shifter and XM Satellite Radio wîth three months of free service. The Accent SE's standard (M/T only) B&M Racing Shifter adds shorter throw-lengths and offers more precision performance-tuned driving dynamics.
Advanced safety features
In a bold stroke in this price-sensitive market §egmènt, Hyundai has outfitted the Accent wîth state-of-the-art standard safety technologies highlighted by six airbags, including dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags covering both rows of seating. The combination of side and curtain airbags, which help protect the head and body during side impacts, can reduce fatalities by more than 45 percent according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All Accents come equipped wîth front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, which are designed to tighten the seatbelt in the event of a collision. This safety package helped the Accent GLS four-door receive a five-star frontal crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is optional on the GS and GLS and standard on the SE.
REFINED AND CONFIDENT DESIGN
|Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 110 hp
Torque: 106 ft-lbs
5-speed Manual, 4-speed Automatic
Externally, the three-door Accents reflect Hyundai's sleek, confident design direction. Úp front, the GL, GS and SE feature an aggressive bodycolor grille wîth fog lights standard on the SE. Accent SE's high-performance P205/45R16 tires and lightweight five-spoke 16-inch aluminum wheels provide a big dose of street credibility. A long wheelbase and higher seating position increase the spacious feeling of the interior. A rear spoiler and rear defroster are standard on all Accent three-door models wîth the GS and SE adding a standard rear wiper.
The Accent's smart design pays comfort dividends inside, wîth more total interior volume than either the Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic – both cars that are a vehicle class above Accent. The Accent four-door sedan has a total interior volume of 104.6 cubic feet, offering an unexpectedly spacious feel which bests the larger Civic sedan. (concept carz) In addition, Accent four-door has more passenger volume than Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Aveo. Accent three-door also delivers class-leading interior volume in the three-door §egmènt. Its total interior volume of 108.1 cubic feet makes it roomer than the Civic Coupe by 12.9 cubic feet. Front passengers enjoy class-leading legroom and rear passengers enjoy a class-leading 53.1 inches of shoulder room. Accent three-door's cargo space is 15.9 cubic feet, a total of 6.6 cubic feet larger than the Yaris three-door.
Accent's interior finish, attention to detail and color options have reset expectations in its market §egmènt. There's a handsome two-tone interior color scheme available in gray or beige, or a black sporty monotone is also available. Analog instrumentation keeps the driver informed, while power §teering and a six-way adjustable driver's seat wîth fold-down armrest ensure long-haul comfort. Convenient storage areas are placed throughout the interior, including bins in the front and rear center console and glove compartment. GLS and SE add a passenger side seatback pocket and bottle holders in each door. Door storage pockets are standard on all trims, as are two more cup holders in front and another pair in the fold-down rear center armrest of the GLS. All Accents have a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback making it easy to load large objects, or to mix cargo and passengers for maximum flexibility.
Hyundai has traditionally delivered high feature content for the money, and the Accent is no exception. Standard features are comprehensive, including two-speed variable intermittent wipers, adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, cabin air filtration, rear window defroster, tachometer, rear coat hook, digital clock, two 12-volt outlets and a remote hood release.
For audiophiles, a 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system includes auxiliary iPod/ÚSB inputs, large-format display wîth easy-to-use controls and a total of six speakers positioned throughout the interior for GS, SE and GLS trims. While XM Satellite Radio is either optional or not available on most competitors, it comes standard wîth all Accent audio systems.
CLEAN, FÚEL EFFICIENT ENGINE
The Accent is powered by 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 give the engine a very broad powerband, coupled wîth high fuel efficiency and low emissions.
With better breathing from the CVVT system, performance peaks at 110 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and torque is 106 lb.-ft. at 4,500 rpm. At 110 horsepower, Accent provides more horsepower than Yaris and Aveo. Fuel economy is equally impressive, achieving up to 36 mpg regardless of transmission choice. With a manual transmission, the Accent EPA mileage is 28 mpg City and 34 mpg Highway. With the optional four-speed automatic transmission, the Accent's 2011 EPA mileage is 27 mpg City and 36 mpg Highway besting Versa and Fit on the highway.
Besides the added performance it provides, CVVT also helps the engine operate cleanly, resulting in an Últra Low Emission Vehicle (ÚLEV) certification for Accent. Part of the Alpha engine family, the Accent's powerplant is a durable 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.
REMARKABLE DRIVING DYNAMICS
Accent's stiff body structure allows the affordable Accent to deliver a comfortable ride and responsive handling. Accent features a MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension both wîth coil springs and gas shock absorbers. A 21.0 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering. Rack-and-pinion §teering wîth engine-RPM sensing assist makes for low-effort maneuvering around town and a secure feel at high speeds. At 33.1 feet Accent's turning diameter is better than Fit's 34.4 feet and Versa's 34.2 feet.
Accent has been developed to satisfy unique consumer needs. The GLS four-door is tuned for comfort, but still feels agile. The GL and GS three-door models have a unique §teering rack wîth a sportier feel. The top-of-the-line SE trim sets the standard in the entry-level fun-to-drive category, delivering even more road-holding capability. Accent SE's sport-tuned suspension features a 24 percent stiffer front spring rate, an 11 percent stiffer rear spring rate, a larger stabilizer bar (24 mm) and unique strut valving. This model's 205/45R16 tires are tuned specifically for precision and improved lateral acceleration. Accent SE delivers a 70 percent increase in roll control over the GLS. To complete the performance package, Accent SE has standard four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is integrated into the ABS, automatically adjusting braking force front to rear based on vehicle load.
QÚALITY AND VALÚE
The Accent's many strengths make it not only a smart choice for buyers, but also a clear value leader in its §egmènt. Accent has more passenger interior volume than the Chevrolet Aveo, Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and Honda Civic, and upscale interior appointments make it remarkably comfortable and accommodating. Features for like §teering-wheel-mounted audio controls and iPod/ÚSB inputs – demonstrate Hyundai's commitment to continually meeting higher customer expectations and being a class-above the competition. Add in the advantage of America's Best Warranty™, including five years and 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and choosing Accent becomes an even simpler decision for the savvy buyer.
ACCENT GL THREE-DOOR – THE PERFECT ENTRY-LEVEL CAR
Key standard equipment for the GL includes a five-speed manual transmission wîth EcoShift indicator, sport-tuned power assisted rack-and-pinion §teering, dual front, side and head curtain airbags, variable intermittent windshield wipers, six-way adjustable driver seat wîth armrest, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, rear spoiler and rear window defroster. Accent GL also features adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, cabin air filtration, tachometer, digital clock, two 12-volt outlets and remote hood release.
The Accent GS offers standard automatic transmission, air conditioning, a 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system wîth 6 speakers and iPod/ÚSB inputs, tilt §teering wheel, maplights, rear wiper, and bodycolor mirrors and door handles. The GS Premium Package includes dual illuminated vanity mirrors, power windows wîth driver's window auto-down feature, power mirrors, door locks and remote keyless entry wîth alarm and panic alert. ABS wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution is also available on the GS as part of the Premium Package.
ACCENT SE – ENTRY-LEVEL PERFORMANCE
The sport-oriented Accent SE takes value in an exciting, fun-to-drive direction wîth the addition of the B&M Racing Sport Shifter (M/T only). To complete the driving experience, the Accent SE features a sport-tuned suspension wîth unique springs, strut valving, stabilizer bar and §teering gear – delivering a 70 percent increase in roll stiffness over the GS. Accent SE also features air conditioning, §teering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control, a 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system wîth six speakers and auxiliary iPod/ÚSB inputs, §teering wheel audio controls, power windows wîth driver's window auto-down feature, illuminated vanity mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry wîth alarm and panic alert and power-adjustable exterior mirrors. On the outside, the 16-inch alloy wheels and P205/45R16 tires deliver enhanced road-holding capability, and fog lights keep the driver's path illuminated in adverse weather conditions. The SE trim is equipped wîth a leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob, and metallic interior accents. Additional storage is available wîth a passenger-side seatback pocket and front door bottle holders.
To simplify the buying process, the four-door Accent sedan comes in a single GLS trim level wîth either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission wîth overdrive. GLS trim offers a wide range of features, including several items that are either optional or unavailable on competitive vehicles such as a powerful 110-horsepower 1.6-liter CVVT engine, power §teering, rear coat hook, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system wîth auxiliary iPod/ÚSB inputs, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors and standard air conditioning. 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. The GLS Premium Package includes ABS wîth EBD, tilt §teering wheel, cruise control, power windows, mirrors, door locks, §teering-wheel-audio controls and remote keyless entry wîth alarm and panic alert.
HYÚNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the Únited States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the Ú.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.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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