MANILA: Hyundai is one of those auto brands which doesn't require any formal introduction. The brand is known for its crisp styling, futuristic appeal and performance-centric engines across the fleet. With a wide network of 5000 dealerships across 193 countries in the world, you can imagine its reach and popularity. Well, this is just a brief of this Seoul-based brand for those who are new to the auto world but want to know more about it. The company offers a wide range of cars from hatch to sedan and SUV to family wagon to its customers fulfilling all the family commutation needs. When we talk particularly about the subcompact sedan – Hyundai Accent, this drive is no exception and carries the same qualities and legacy established by its parent company. This well-accepted car in the Philippines automotive market has a huge fan following leading it to stand amongst the highly selling sub-compact sedans.
Have a look at the features which make it such a popular vehicle in the Philippines automotive market -
Hyundai is best known for its stylish cars which have the capability of attracting the onlookers. Talking particularly about the Hyundai Accent, this drive has a fluidic sculpture which gives an impression of constant motion even if it is in static mode. The hexagonal radiator grille and well-creased hood give it a stance while running on the road. Other than these features, Accent is styled with sculpted character lines, rising beltline, distinctive daylight opening and turn signal indicators which altogether makes this sub-compact sedan look really appealing and up class.
When in Hyundai Accent, you would not feel the lack of space. The car is designed for 5 passengers and you would find it sufficient even if there are passengers above average in height and weight; all thanks to the wheelbase measuring 2750 mm. The well-calculated wheelbase is further divided into proportional segments for the dash, boot and sitting area. A dark, chrome-plated dash is what you find in this sedan with amenities like trip computer, a decent audio facility, and manual air conditioner. There are various cabin storages in this car while a standard boot worth 389 litres is also there at the rear.
So, this is one segment which the auto enthusiasts must be searching for. Hyundai Accent comes with an efficient suspension system only to ensure that you enjoy your rides comfortably even on patchy roads. Hyundai has packed Accent with McPherson strut type with coil spring suspension at the front along with coupled torsion beam axle suspension at the rear which makes it a perfect combination to absorb the unevenness and roughness of driveways. Also, the overall solid built up of this car handles the coarseness of the bumpy lanes quite well. The car is engineered to deliver the best of comfort and the South Korean sedan proudly does so without any hitch.
So while this sedan comes with a price tag of PhP 668,000 which is for the base trim, it is amongst the most economical sub-compact sedan not only in terms of price bracket but in other aspects. For someone, who wants to use this sedan as a daily commuter, the 1.6-litre engine delivers a mileage of 17.9 kmpl while the smaller engine, the 1.4-litre unit runs up to 16.9 kmpl in city driveways in standard conditions; pretty decent we must say. Also, the company provides a 5-year warranty program with the brand new Accent and so the owner can have peace of mind from the heavy servicing bills.
With advanced features under its name, stylish structure and a choice of powerful power-units, this sedan is ruling the hearts of its buyers all across the globe including the Filipinos. Surely, with such aspects, it has a long way to go!