Mobility: Hyundai brings in the Accent Hatchback



Hyundai’s landmark design philosophy, “Fluidic Sculpture; is evident in the new Accent CRDi VGT hatchback. Its 16-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler with a high mount stop lamp as well as the dynamic-looking style of the hatch create a sporty profile from the outside; at the same time, its
interior life space is one of the largest in its class. The Accent has 60:40 folding rear seats, ensuring flexible storage space for anything you may need
for your trip.

The Accent’s Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) relies on an electric motor for accurate handling, thus reducing the car’s dependence on the engine to supply steering power, lessening engine load and contributing to better fuel economy. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, giving the driver a firm grip, and control while driving. You can adjust the audio from the driving wheel, and tilt the steering wheel based on your  references.

The Accent is the only hatchback in its class to be power-driven by a 1.6 CRDi diesel-fed engine, which has a maximum torque output of 26.5 kg/m at 1900-2750rpm, powerful for a subcompact. It also delivers impressive maximum power output of 128ps at 4000rpm, all made possible through the variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) that uses variable vanes that enable optimum air flow to the engine for optimized combustion.

Safety is an absolute priority in a Hyundai. The new Accent CRDi VGT hatchback is equipped with 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 also results in better balance between precision and ride comfort while giving occupants extra protection on the road. Its braking system consists of ventilated front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes with an anti-lock braking system. It also comes with dual airbags and electric heated side mirrors so you can  clearly see cars approaching from behind.

The Hyundai Accent CRDi VGT hatchback will be available in the first quarter of 2013 at Hyundai dealers nationwide, giving fans of subcompact cars what they need without compromising what they want.

First published in Gadgets Magazine February 2013