Hyundai Cars are gaining appreciation not only in the local market but, in other markets as well. Be it an entry level hatch, sub-compact sedan, compact sedan or an SUV, Hyundai has made a significant impact in almost every segment with its prominent models. When it comes to buying a hatch which is not only smart but, even practical, comfortable and sporty, and your segment is slightly higher than the entry level hatchbacks available in the market, Hyundai Accent hatch is that one car which comes to our mind first. Its sedan sibling is already a hit in the Philippines and hatchback avatar is also gaining a significant response from the customers. So, let’s know more about the practical yet sporty hatchback in detail: -
Though the Accent hatchback and Accent sedan have common front profile, the rear of the hatch is the difference making part. The vertical taillights and bumper completes the overall sporty look of the car in an effective manner. The overall dimension of the hatchback measure 4,115 mm X 1,700 mm X 1457 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase counts to 2,570 mm which results in an improved cabin space for the occupants. The Accent hatch is 65 mm longer, 20 mm slimmer and 2 mm taller than its sibling rival, the Kia Rio hatch. But, on the ground clearance front, both these cars have similar measurements.
Open the doors of this hatch and 5 fabric-laden seats along with soft-touch plastic materials greet you in an effective manner. The brushed silver trims along the door armrests, steering wheel, dashboard and gear shift further gives this hatch a premium touch. This hatchback offers a total of 600 litres boot volume with its rear seats down, which is enough to carry either your monthly household items, sports rear or any other equipment with ease.
On the features front, Accent hatch has a touch screen LCD head unit which is further coupled with radio, CD, and MP3 system. This system also allows you to connect your digital gadgets through Bluetooth, AUX and USB ports. There are appropriate storage compartments as well, which further gives you the flexibility to store your knick knacks with ease on your long journeys.
Powering the Accent hatch is the 1.6-litre inline 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing 126 PS maximum power and 260 Nm peak torque. It is further mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox and power is transmitted to the front wheels. Considering the fuel efficiency of this Korean hatch, the combined fuel efficiency is around 17.4 kmpl, which is quite decent in the segment and equivalent to most of its competitors in the segment.
As safety has become a higher priority in most of the buying decisions, Hyundai has not left any nut loose on this front. The Hyundai Accent hatch comes standard with dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) for better control during fast and hard braking. The list of safety features also include anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer. Now, with these safety features, Hyundai Accent hatch is not a car which can be ignored when you are considering a car in this segment.
We have described this hatchback in a brief manner in order to give you a rough idea about the capabilities of this hatch. On paper, the hatchback looks quite promising on various aspects in its respective segment. But, each customer has a different perspective and different requirements while making a decision so choose wisely after having a detailed comparison between your choices. According to us, Accent hatch with a starting price tag of PhP 798,000 surely deserves your attention once before taking a final call. Share your queries with us and we will be more than happy to help you in making a wise decision.
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