Revealed in Canada beforehand this year, the fifth-generation 2018 Hyundai Accent will not be offered in the United States in auto form.
In formally announcement the discontinuation of the Hyundai Azera in the company’s artefact calendar absolution yesterday, Hyundai additionally provided a akin of detail apropos the 2018 Accent. Standard is a five-inch touchscreen; a seven-inch awning with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay is available. In a aboriginal for subcompacts, Hyundai’s Smart Trunk Absolution will accept you bouncing your toes at the Accent’s bumper.
But application decidedly acrid language, Hyundai says the Accent’s “hatchback anatomy appearance has been dropped.” America, say goodbye to the Hyundai Accent Auto — a part of the Accent calendar back Hyundai Motor America alien the archetypal in 1995.
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During the aboriginal three iterations, America’s Accent variants were bound to two commuter doors. With the aurora of the current, fourth-generation Hyundai Accent for the 2012 archetypal year, Hyundai switched it up, alms the auto alongside a four-door hatchback.
Although Hyundai Canada has promised to abide accouterment Accent hatchbacks with the new generation, Hyundai Motor America adumbrated to some outlets at the 2018 model’s Toronto admission aftermost February that the Accent auto wasn’t a acceptable U.S.-bound car.
With a auto allowance out, 2016 was the best year for U.S. sales of the Accent in the model’s history. Volume jumped to 79,766 units, 47 percent above its anniversary boilerplate from the decade prior. Among subcompacts, alone the decidedly added accepted Nissan Versa (Note included) outsold the Accent, which becoming 17 percent of the articulation in America aftermost year.
Hyundai doesn’t breach bottomward Accent sales by bodystyle, but almost 40 percent of Versa sales are Note-derived.
That’s not a baby bazaar for Hyundai to airing abroad from, but it is a shrinking one. Taking the abode of the Accent Auto in Hyundai’s calendar will be the new Kona crossover, an all-new archetypal in the baby but growing auto crossover segment.
A adaptation of this adventure originally appeared on The Truth About Cars
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