When it comes to buyer confidence, there has been a shift from North American car manufacturers toward Asian manufacturers. Even in Edmonton, more and more people believe that it is better to buy from Asian car manufacturers, especially if you want something compact and fuel-efficient. The various technological innovations pioneered by Asian car manufacturers also make their vehicles more appealing.
Hyundai is one such popular Asian brand, and its rising popularity in the North American market has prompted timely and exciting vehicle redesigns. A good example is the Hyundai Accent. Imagine an ugly duckling turning into a beautiful swan. Well, the Accent wasn’t technically an ugly duckling—it was able to hold its own for years—but the newly released 2012 model is by far its best incarnation.
Body Styles and Performance
For the 2012 model year, the Hyundai Accent was available in two body styles: a sedan and a hatchback. The Accent’s engine, a 1.6-L four-cylinder, puts out around 138 horses with 123 lb-ft of torque. It is also equipped with an Eco mode for those who are very particular about their carbon footprint. Estimated fuel economy is at 30mpg in the city and 40 on the highway.
Asian car manufacturers are well known for their emphasis on safety, and the Hyundai Accent perfectly embodies that emphasis. It has all the safety features you’d expect from a good car—traction controls, head restraints, brake assists, etc. It garnered high scores in crash tests conducted by the government and other private companies, and it managed to go from 60mph to a full stop in 123 feet.
In a city as big as Edmonton, you’re going to have a hard time looking for parking space. Fortunately, the Hyundai Accent is what you’d call a compact car. Coupled with Hyundai’s parking assist technology, you can squeeze into the tightest spots if need be. The Hyundai dealerships Edmonton residents trust would also tell you that the entire car is roomy and gives off an air of sophistication glaringly absent in earlier Accent incarnations.
If you look back at the Accent’s engine, the amount of horsepower it puts out might not seem like much, but compared to the other cars in the class, it’s already at an advantage. When test-driving the car with representatives from Hyundai dealerships Edmonton, you’d notice that it remains smooth and silent no matter the speed.
So if you’re looking for a reliable car that is both fuel-efficient and fun to drive, look no further than the Hyundai Accent. You can find this compact at accredited Hyundai Edmonton dealerships. For more information, you can check out edmunds.com/hyundai/accent/2012/.
Hyundai Accent: Great Car for Edmonton Residents