2018 Hyundai Accent – Improved Dynamics and Performance. 2018 Hyundai Accent – Drive, interior and Exterior.
Most 2018 Accent trims will feature technologies ahead of the subcompact competition that enhance driver confidence and convenience. For example, Accent offers a proximity key with push button start, so drivers never need to pull out a key from their pocket or purse. Accent offers available dual USB charging and auxiliary input jacks and available SiriusXM satellite radio. New for 2018, Accent has an available advanced infotainment system that includes a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen system and rearview camera. The 7-inch display also has both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio and voice-controlled search capabilities.
Highlights for 2018 Hyundai Accent
Sophisticated Sedan Design
-Hyundai’s new cascading grille, expressive and upscale design
-Contemporary and intuitive interior
-Available premium exterior features: projector headlights with LED DRLs, power sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and available fog lights
Performance and Improved Dynamics
-Eco-efficient 1.6-liter GDI Dual-CVVT 4-cylinder engine with standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission
-130 horsepower and 119 lb.-ft. of torque (estimated)
-Improved NVH and ride quality
-Architecture includes 54.5 percent Advanced High Strength Steel
Improved Audio, Multimedia and Blue Link
-Standard 5-inch color touchscreen
-Available 7-inch display audio system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
-Available Blue Link® Connected Services 3 years with standard complimentary service, including remote start
Premium Comfort and Convenience Features
-Available segment first hands-free smart trunk release and dual USB charging
-Available heated front seats, proximity push button start and automatic temperature control
-Class-above total interior volume—a subcompact car with the roominess of a compact
Exceptional Level of Safety Features
-Standard rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
-Available Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA)
The all-new Accent was developed to be the segment benchmark for driving dynamics and safety while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency and maintaining Hyundai’s unbeatable value position. Key to achieving those goals was the car’s use of Advanced High Strength Steel. Accent is composed of 54.5 percent Advanced High Strength Steel—up 13 percentage points from the fourth generation—from the company’s captive Hyundai Steel plant. In addition, Accent’s torsional rigidity improved by 32 percent.
The design of the new Accent exhibits confidence and sophistication with sculpted body forms and smoothly contoured lines delivering a new interpretation of Hyundai’s signature design language.
Accent’s sweeping roof profile and sharp character lines run the length of the car. These character lines meet available slim LED wraparound taillights. Features such as 17-inch alloy wheels and side mirror LED turn signal indicators add to the upscale feel of the car. The car’s form is also functional, achieving balance between design and engineering for standout styling with aerodynamic improvements. The underside of the car is also sculpted for aerodynamics, and a new front-lip spoiler, together with a lower ride height, contributes to Accent’s efficient design. All of these attributes allow the 2018 Accent to slip through the wind with a 0.28 coefficient of drag.
Compared with the last generation, the 2018 Accent is larger and has more interior room. Accent is wider by 1.2 inches, and the overall length has increased by 0.6 inches, yet its height remains unchanged, giving the car a more grounded stance.
The 2018 Accent features several improvements to the front side members and inner side sill for improved collision protection. The front crumple zones have been increased, front side airbags have been upgraded and reinforcements have been added to improve the car’s collision energy management performance, especially in small overlap crashes.