2015 Hyundai Accent | new car review

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 by
2015 Hyundai Accent
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  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 43,500 - AED 53,500
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 75%
  • Interior
    Editor: 75%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

Over the years, designers at have ditched the status-quo and opted for designs with more pizzazz across the model range. The 2015 Accent is a testament to that when compared to rivals such as the Honda City and the Nissan Sunny.

Pros

* New headlight design gives the Korean sedan a nice touch.
* Price extremely well, making it affordable to the masses.

Cons

* Lack of storage compartments for rear passengers.

Looks

The 2015 Hyundai Accent is a pleasant sight. With minor alterations since 2010, the Accent looks better than ever in its latest guise. New headlights with a LED strip on top and another row of LED jewels around the bottom cocoon the xenon bulb and indicator lamps while adding more personality to its countenance.

2015 Hyundai Accent front

Feels

Hop into the Accent and it continues to impress with its neat and clutter-free centre console. Hyundai has compensated the lack of a centre arm rest by fitting a small pull down armrest on the driver’s seat itself. However, in order to keep costs down, nearly 80% of the interior is made up of hard plastics, including the sun visor! Though leg and headroom in the rear seats are sufficient, passengers’ could find storage space to stowaway personal belonging a little tight.

2015 Hyundai Accent interior

Engineering

The chassis of the 2015 Accent is constructed using a collision load dispersal mechanism. In the event of  a head-on impact, the force is distributed along three paths, absorbing energy to protect those in the vehicle.

2015 Hyundai Accent rear

What’s on offer?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent is available with either a 1.4 litre or a 1.6 litre unit under the hood. The 1.4 litre is rated at 99 horsepower and 133 Nm of torque, while the 1.6 litre makes a slightly higher 122 horsepower and 156 Nm of torque. To add a dash of excitement to the drive, Hyundai has also done what nearly all manufacturers are doing nowadays, adding a manual shifter option.

2015 Hyundai Accent side

Summing it…

With a price tag of AED 43,500 to AED 53,500 the Hyundai Accent is a good looking, economical and comfortable car for a small family. Offering power windows, USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity as standard equipment, the entry level model makes for a promising purchase.

2015 Hyundai Accent rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Hyundai Accent 1.4L2015 Hyundai Accent 1.6L
Engine/ Cylinders1.4 litre / 4 cyl1.6 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
99 hp @ 6,300 RPM122 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
133 Nm @ 5,000 RPM156 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
Tranmission4 speed automatic4 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h13.4 secs11.4 secs
Top speed180 km/h184 km/h
PriceAED 43,500AED 53,500

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