Lost in the hooplah surrounding the more highly-touted models in Hyundai’s sedan line - we’re looking at you Genesis and Sonata - is the kid brother in the family, the Hyundai Accent - or Verna, depending on what part of the globe you’re in.

Well, kid brother finally got his chance in the spotlight after Hyundai unveiled the Accent at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show as the Verna. With design cues that look eerily similar to the Sonata, the Hyundai Accent comes with a number of engine platforms, including 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter variants that, according to Hyundai, would come with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

The Accent is scheduled to drop in China at the latter part of the year with the other markets scheduled to follow suit sometime in the next year. In the meantime, you can check out this video of the 2011 Hyundai Accent getting his moment in the sun in Beijing.


Source: YouTube

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  (503) posted on 02.23.2011

the Genesis is rear wheel drive, so it would still be faster and more fun to drive than a 275 horsepower Sonata.

  (579) posted on 02.23.2011

I’m not surprised. If someone has owned a Hyundai since 2001-2002, they usually go for another Hyundai. The Value-For-Money proposition is very high for a Hyundai & combined with great reliability & a long warranty, it shouldn’t surprise anyone.

  (858) posted on 02.22.2011

It’s great to see that Hyundai ’s quality and reliability are being recognized. Usually its just more plaice for the sleep inducing CamCord... GO Hyundai !

  (433) posted on 02.22.2011

now that was teasing one. for sure it wont take long for the Honda and Mazda to follow this kind of Dash and Panels.

  (446) posted on 02.22.2011

At that price you’re really looking at Lexus GS 350 or Hyundai Genesis territory. In fact if you’re more adventurous you could buy a Pontiac G8 GXP and still save $5,000! Saab might make some nice cars but its hard to see very many takers, at least at the price Saab is quoting.

  (1211) posted on 02.22.2011

Smart move GM, with the Mazda RX-8 going out of production next year, with European cars getting more FWD then ever, with the economy getting a bit better and with the updated interior that the Camaro will get next year, this car has just what it needs to succeed in Europe. They just need to hope that Hyundai won’t sell the Genesis Coupe there before they can send some Camaro at the dealers.

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

I agree... you could do a lot worse in this segment (Yaris, I’m looking at you). A couple spots don’t work that well (black panel behind the rear window), but overall, a nice-looking, cohesive design.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

Hyundai’s rear tail lamp has became chingy... but I must admit that I’m impressed with the interior if the new accent, hyundai did a total revamped on the accent.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

Stunningly beautiful! A way better looking than the honda City and it’s tail lamp looks like the same as the new hyundai TUCSON.

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