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    1. Senior Member Ryukein's Avatar
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      02-16-2017 12:50 PM #1
      I think this is ****ing ugly. The seats and interior look great, though, and I bet the car overall is a big improvement over the current one.











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      The Canadian International Auto Show has been around since the mid-70's, and while plenty of exciting vehicles have made their way through the Toronto expo over the years, it's never actually hosted a world premiere. That changes today with the global unveiling of the 2018 Hyundai Accent seen here.

      The fifth-generation Accent sedan, which Hyundai says will make its way to markets around the world beginning in the third quarter of 2017, is larger than its predecessor, accelerates quicker, and offers segment-first automatic emergency braking.

      In terms of size, the 2018 Accent is wider and longer than the 2017 sedan, with an increased wheelbase, though it sits 10 millimitres lower to the ground for better aerodynamics. Not surprisingly, the interior is larger, both in terms of passenger volume and trunk space. The cabin looks plenty stylish, with the accompanying pictures showing eye-catching red accents and stitching on the seats, as well as on the steering wheel.

      The new Accent subcompact still uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. While power is down compared to last year's powerplant (132 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque for the 2018 model, compared to 137/123 in the previous generation), Hyundai says acceleration from 25-50 miles per hour and 50-75 mph actually improves with the new model by 0.2 and 1.3 seconds, respectively).

      A first for the subcompact segment, the new Accent offers Autonomous Emergency Braking. The technology, which has slowly been trickling down from luxury vehicles, uses a front-facing radar to warn the driver if a collision is imminent. If the driver still doesn't react, the vehicle will automatically apply the brakes in order to minimize injuries.

      Additional technology available on the Accent in certain markets – and much of this we're assuming will require moving up to the highest trim levels – includes a five- or seven-inch color TFT LCD instrument display, proximity key with push-button start, and rear-view camera with dynamic guidance. The upgraded display will also incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

      While the focus today is on the four-door Accent, hatchback fans need not fret – the five-door model will be joining its sibling in the fourth quarter of 2017. From the sounds of it, the hatch will include most, if not all, the same additions the sedan gets.
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      02-16-2017 12:54 PM #2
      ...the interior looks pretty nice though, but I'll have to inspect the stitching behind the steering wheel more closely.

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      02-16-2017 12:54 PM #3
      For what it is, I wouldn't particularly call it "ugly". It seems rather quite like standard fare for an economy car, obviously with modern stuff as compared to econoboxes 5 years ago. I suspect Hyundai will sell a decent volume of these.

    4. 02-16-2017 12:55 PM #4
      World reveal, and no pricing?
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      02-16-2017 12:56 PM #5
      For as many hits as Hyundai has been having lately, I guess they were bound to strike out sooner or later.

      Yeech, this thing is...bad. Like, Mitsubishi Mirage G4 bad...
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      02-16-2017 12:58 PM #6
      Very bland, and "meh" to me. Lots of generic Focus and Sentra styling cues.

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      02-16-2017 01:00 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      Lots of generic Focus and Sentra styling cues.
      Where? I see pure Hyundai.
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      02-16-2017 01:09 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Where? I see pure Hyundai.
      The lights specifically, both front and rear, look like the Focus to me, and the side profile is very Sentra like (to me.)
      Kind of looks like a generic car you'd see in a commercial with all of the emblems removed.








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    9. 02-16-2017 01:17 PM #9
      Sub-compact sedans are never really the greatest looking things out there. I think the only exception right now is the Sonic sedan. Hopefully the HB will be better looking. B/c as it stands it looks like Hyundai took the new Elantra and reduced it by 75%.

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    11. 02-16-2017 01:23 PM #11
      If I lived in a third tier city in China, this car would be fine.

      As I live in North America, I expect more from car companies. This is mediocrity at its best.

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      02-16-2017 01:28 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I think this is ****ing ugly.
      Did you just say something negative about a design? You feeling okay, man?

      But also - I agree. This is not a good translation of the rest of Hyundai's design language.
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      Well, that's very inter........Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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      02-16-2017 01:34 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      Did you just say something negative about a design? You feeling okay, man?
      Everyone! quote it in your signatures!

      I think it looks nice and a lot less swoopy than previous Accents, but then it also looks like a 3/4 scale version of my car.
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      02-16-2017 01:39 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I think this is ****ing ugly. The seats and interior look great, though, and I bet the car overall is a big improvement over the current one.

      Accent... it's a car!

      I seriously had to refresh myself on Hyundai's current lineup, because I could have sworn the Accent looked like that already. Guess it's Elantra resemblance,


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      02-16-2017 02:17 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Golgo-13 View Post
      If I lived in a third tier city in China, this car would be fine.

      As I live in North America, I expect more from car companies. This is mediocrity at its best.

      I agree although it looks MUCH better than the Accent it's replacing. I had an Accent as a weeklong rental... probably one of the worst modern cars I've ever driven. I would easily take a Versa or similar over it.

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    18. 02-16-2017 02:24 PM #18
      Definitely they're playing it safe here, although their design language doesn't really translate that well to smaller models in that it doesn't make it have any presence. It just looks like a generic-ish and dowdy ho-hum small car on the outside.

      Hopefully the hatch version will be more stylish. Perhaps the upcoming i30-based 2018 Elantra GT will have some influences on it.

    19. 02-16-2017 02:26 PM #19
      it looks slightly better not on a white background.

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      02-16-2017 02:45 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by spoonie View Post
      it looks slightly better not on a white background.

      Considering most Accents will be delivered with blank fog light housings and 14-15'' steel wheels with wheel covers, they will likely look even more bland than any of the examples posted in this thread.

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      02-16-2017 03:01 PM #22
      Nice to hear it's got autonomous braking, just to protect me from all the incomps on the road. While the interior is going in the right direction compared to Hyundai's first entry level car in this country dba the infamous Excel
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      02-16-2017 03:10 PM #23
      I looked at it and instantly forgot about it - that's how bland it is. It doesn't even have "very ugly" going for it.

      The interior
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      02-16-2017 03:21 PM #24
      It looks like a shrunken Elantra.
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      02-16-2017 03:45 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by spoonie View Post
      it looks slightly better not on a white background.
      Sorry, it has tinted windows though, 30% of TFL/TCL won't like it.

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