Enterprise Television- Hyundai Launches New-Generation Accent in Africa
Hyundai has officially launched the fifth generation of its popular Accent small car in Africa and Middle East markets, building on the strengths of previous models with Hyundai’s latest design and engineering innovations.
The auto company is also maintaining the brand’s Accent’s unbeatable value proposition for buyers.
According to the Marketing Manager, Stallion Motors, the approved distributor of Hyundai brands in Nigeria, Mr Santhosh Kumar Nair, the highlights of the new model included a completely new exterior design and comfortable high-tech interior.
He explained that more efficient powertrains of the brand deliver an outstanding combination of performance and fuel economy, with a choice of 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre engines, including a diesel available in some markets, matched to a six-speed transmission in either manual or automatic.
Other advances include reduced cabin noise and remarkably improved driving dynamics, both helped by a stronger bodyshell, and a selection of the latest safety and convenience features offered either as standard or as options.
The all-new Accent is also slightly longer and wider than the previous model, including an increased distance between the front and rear wheels, giving occupants more leg and shoulder room.
However, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East Mike Song, said the new model made several key improvements on the previous Hyundai Accent, stressing that design and engineering were completely fresh, which further increased the driving skill level and safety of the car.
“The design of the new Accent exhibits confidence and sophistication, delivering a new interpretation of Hyundai’s design language. This includes Hyundai’s signature cascading grille – a design element being introduced across the brand’s product range. The grille is flanked by wraparound headlights and optional LED signature daytime running lights, while sharp character lines run the length of the car to the slim LED wraparound tail lights.
“Accent’s interior continues the modern, confident, sophisticated theme of the exterior. A driver-oriented layout with intuitive controls combines with improved interior roominess, high-quality materials and premium technology features. Premium, soft-touch materials in key points create an inviting and comfortable environment for the driver and passengers,” he added.
The Brands features include a wide instrument panel prominently features a standard backup camera system via the touchscreen LCD display. Beneath the screen, the control panel is laid out in a horizontal design with buttons and controls logically grouped by function.
Other convenience features available include a proximity key with push-button start, dual USB charging, and auxiliary input jacks.
Standard safety features include electronic stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes, as well as an emergency stop signal, which automatically flashes the brake lights when the driver brakes heavily.
Available options include a six-airbag system, static bending headlights to provide better illumination of the road through corners, and auto cruise control.