The all-new 2012 Hyundai Accent was revealed at the New York Auto Show.
Hyundai is aiming to make serious headway in a subcompact class that is increasingly crowded and competitive—the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, and the new Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 all play in the same sandbox.
Like the Versa and the Fiesta, the new Accent is offered as a 4-door sedan or a 5-door hatchback.
The only engine is a 1.6-liter inline-four with direct injection, which manages 138 horsepower and 123 lb.-ft. of torque, and can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The sedan will be the cheaper of the two, starting at $12,445. The hatches will be considerably more, starting at around $14,600.
—Ross Rapoport, Road Test Editor and Video Host
Vehicle: 2012 Hyundai Accent
Base Price: $12,445 (est.)
Engine: 1.6L inline-four
Transmission: 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT
Fuel Economy: 30 city / 40 highway MPG (est.)
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