Hyundai Accent sedan 2011 edition is now officially launched in Indian market. 2011 Hyundai Accent is priced at Rs 501,900 (Ex-showroom price, New Delhi). As you see, it hasn’t changed except that extra chrome on the front lip, at the side and at the rear. The gasoline, CNG and LPG fuel options will be available.
Arvind Saxena, Hyundai Motor India director, marketing and sales, said ‘The 2011 Accent Executive Edition’s styling is elegant, making the sedan more sophisticated and desirable. He added that the mild face-lift is part of Hyundai’s efforts to update their cars as per customer preferences’.
The Accent was introduced in India over a decade ago and was instrumental in establishing the Korean brand in the country. So far, Hyundai has sold more than 3 lakh Accent cars in the country, which speaks volumes (pun intended) about its popularity. Even today, Hyundai sells an average of 2,100 units of the Accent every month.
A few days ago, bharathautos.com had reported about a face-lifted Hyundai Accent being spotted. Perhaps, this could be the same model that’s just been launched.
The 2011 Accent comes with chrome-finish front grille, body-colored side molding with chrome inserts and chrome garnish on licence plates. On the inside, the sedan gets leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel, rear defogger, wood-finish interior, front and rear power windows. The 2011 Accent Executive Edition comes with central locking, button-embedded keys, anti-submarine seats, collapsible steering column and a high-mounted stop lamp. The reinforced cabin has been crash tested to conform to global safety norms and provides optimum driver and passenger safety.
The new Accent will continue to be powered by the existing 1.5-litre (1,495 cc), 12-valve, SOHC engine that produces 95 PS of maximum power at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 12.7 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The engine, mated to 5-speed manual transmission, offers brisk response. However, the Accent is not known so much for its fuel efficiency, which is just about average though ARAI figures suggest it delivers 16.36 km/litre. By making available LPG and CNG options, the Accent has become an even more economically attractive buy.
It seems Hyundai India’s officials are quiet optimistic about Hyundai Accent 2011 edition. What do you think? Will this chrome treatment will revive Accent’s sales? We doubt.
Also see – Hyundai Accent gets one more facelift before new model