Hyundai Accent
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Make: Hyundai
Model: Accent
Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent has been sold all around the world under a host of names. Primarily, the Hyundai Accent, also known as the Verna, is a subcompact car produced by Hyundai in South Korea, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Iran. For the Chinese market, the Accent is produced by Beijing Hyundai Co., which is a joint venture with Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. Further, in Mexico, the Accent is marketed by DaimlerChrysler as the Dodge Attitude. In Puerto Rico, it has been sold as the Hyundai Brio. In Venezuela, it was available by DaimlerChrysler as the Brisa de Dodge until 2006. (The Brisa was assembled by Mitsubishi Motors at its plant in Barcelona, Venezuela.) Since 2002, the Accent had amazingly been the longest-running subcompact sold in North America. It was introduced as a replacement for the Excel for the 1995 model year and it even continued to be called Excel in some international markets like the Netherlands and Australia. And in France, it was called the Hyundai Pony. In Australia, the Accent proved so popular that it was the third best-selling vehicle in the country in both 1996 and 1998. In the latter year, it achieved more than 44,000 sales, which was an astounding 5.5% share of the total market – a record figure at the time especially for an imported car. Between 1994 and 2000, some 200,000 X3s were sold in Australia, making it arguably the most successful imported vehicle in the country's history. The Accent was sold in sedan, hatchback, and coupe form in the UK, with a choice of two engines for each: a 1.3 and a 1.5 16v gasoline. There was no diesel option until the 2003 redesign. Hyundai debuted a demonstration version of a hybrid Accent at the 2005 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, China. Hopefully this model will make it to market soon because gas prices are digging away at consumers far and wide.

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