Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai in the Philippines, held an exclusive preview of the Accent hatchback during a series of Christmas celebrations themed: "Sharing the Filipino Brilliance."
Hyundai's landmark design philosophy, "Fluidic Sculpture," is evident in the Accent hatchback, with its sleek curves that form its unmistakably aerodynamic build.
Sporting 16-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler with a high mount stop lamp, the dynamic looking style of the hatch not only creates a sporty profile from the outside, it also increases the space inside.
The Accent hatchback's 60:40 split folding rear seats presents space for gear and other travel must-haves. Its motor driven power steering (MDPS) gives an effortless drive with this steering system that relies on an electric motor for accurate handling, reducing the car's dependence on the engine to supply steering power, thus, lessening engine load and contributing to better fuel economy.
Built for power and redesigned for exhilaration, the Accent CRDi VGT hatchback is the only one in its class to be power-driven by a diesel-fed engine. The new 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine delivers maximum torque output of 26.5 kg-m at 1900-2750 rpm for pulling power that doesn't disappoint, especially during demanding city drives.
It delivers maximum power output of 128 ps at 4000 rpm, made possible by the incorporation of the VGT, or Variable Geometry Turbocharger. VGT makes use of variable vanes that enable optimum air flow to the engine for optimized combustion that gives the car the best possible boost of power at any RPM range.
Its 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine is mated to 6-speed manual transmission to give an extra gear to keep the engine at its optimal RPM range. Four-speed automatic transmission is likewise available.
Drivability is supple yet stable, thanks to the MacPherson strut front suspension and coupled torsion beam rear suspension, which gives it ample stability in city driving.
In a Hyundai, safety is an absolute priority. The new Accent CRDi VGT hatchback is equipped with class-above safety features such as its rigid structure and high-tensile steel strength. This increases stiffness of the structure while allowing flexibility in terms of suspension tuning. This results in better balance between precision and ride comfort of the Accent hatchback while giving occupants extra protection on the road.
Another key safety element for the Accent is its braking system, which consists of ventilated front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) to provide optimal stopping power and control when emergency situations call for it.
Dual airbags are also available for 1.6L A/T. Electric heated power side mirrors fitted in the Accent CRDi VGT hatchback also serve as new safety features, which help prevent fogging on the side mirrors that might hinder the driver's rear view of oncoming cars.