From a proportion standpoint, the Mazda/Scion and Chevrolet Sonic did pretty well in roofline execution/stance IMHO; the Fiesta is pretty cab forward which is nice, but the light catcher fade out towards the rear fender isn't doing it any favors. When considering cost, economic factors, and FE/crash regs, it's a miracle these cars look as good a as they do.
Last edited by Minority5; 02-16-2017 at 05:25 PM.
I need to see it in person. But in photos it looks--very lazy. Sometimes you have to go a different way from a design standpoint with smaller cars. This looks like an overlay from Hyundai and it's current direction scaled down to a B class car.
I need to see the hatchback before making full judgement. Look at the current-gen Accent, the hatchback is the better looking car by a mile.
I looked at a couple Accent hatches in SE trim and they seem like pretty solid little cars that hold a great deal of real-world value. Especially if you have a couple of kids and a big dog, etc. Granted, I'm a guy that enjoys cheap cars but it seems like something that would be pretty easy to live with, and 2-3 year old low mileage examples are easy to find under 9K.
2016 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD - mine
2014 Dodge Durango Limited AWD - wife's
2004 Acura TSX - for the kids to learn on and drive
1967 Chevrolet Corvette <-- Father in Law's classic. We're just the caretaker/owners
The Hatchback version is only for Canada.
"The 2018 Accent sedan will launch later this year, followed by a hatchback in early 2018. That hatchback, by the way, will be exclusive to Canada."
Some makes are noting differences at the low end of the Canadian & American markets. Nissan dropped the Versa Sedan from Canada when the Micra came out. US & MX now = Versa as the entry level, with Canada the outlier. Chevy tested the attack in Canada before okaying it for the US. Now Hyundai USA dropping the Accent hatch from US but keeping it in Canada, like Kia did with the Rondo.