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2018 Hyundai Accent
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:25:54 pm »
http://www.autoblog.com/2017/02/16/2018-hyundai-accent-details/


Clearly, it's a total body refresh rather than a new design. Powertrain is a refreshed version of the engine from last year. 6MT or 6AT.



Also, we're not getting the hatchback anymore. Canada only.  :rolleyes:



It's not bad looking, but it looks kind of old already.



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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 12:26:54 pm »
Looks awful and ancient. I just saw a current gen Rio SX hatch... so much nicer. This thing is going straight to the rental lots
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 12:32:10 pm »
Looks like it's trying to be a Versa.
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 01:23:40 pm »
Looks awful and ancient. I just saw a current gen Rio SX hatch... so much nicer. This thing is going straight to the rental lots

Complaining about cars looking old is what got us the hideous designs of today. Same with crappy infortainment.
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 01:27:50 pm »
Ancient probably wasn't the right word. Small cars used to look good. This looks about 10 years old, mostly because I think it is. The proportions are awful as well, the acreage of sheetmetal above the rear wheel screams "third world"
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 02:29:08 pm »
Ancient probably wasn't the right word. Small cars used to look good. This looks about 10 years old, mostly because I think it is. The proportions are awful as well, the acreage of sheetmetal above the rear wheel screams "third world"

Because only third worlds need small sedans with roomy interiors and trunks?
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 02:33:40 pm »
Because only third worlds need small sedans with roomy interiors and trunks?
Yes

1st world does hatchbacks
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 03:21:29 pm »
Ancient probably wasn't the right word. Small cars used to look good. This looks about 10 years old, mostly because I think it is. The proportions are awful as well, the acreage of sheetmetal above the rear wheel screams "third world"



So if this^ is third world, then...









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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 03:21:43 pm »

Also, we're not getting the hatchback anymore. Canada only.  :rolleyes:


Both Autoblog and Car and Driver say the hatchback is coming, just a few months later.


It's definitely a basic appearance, though, and the Accent is too small for clean styling to read as classy rather than just dull. Basically Enterprise bait.

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 03:50:56 pm »
LQQK @ dis THIRD WORLD shit




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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 05:26:45 pm »
Looks like it's trying to be a Versa.
I'd say it looks more like a Versa wearing an Accent mask

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 05:33:36 pm »
The Internet is the only place where people really complain. Most of y'all live in the past.


There's plenty of good looking small modern cars; this just looks kind of old

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 06:25:54 pm »
I am ready for the Accent Note!

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2017, 02:49:01 am »
Ancient probably wasn't the right word. Small cars used to look good. This looks about 10 years old, mostly because I think it is. The proportions are awful as well, the acreage of sheetmetal above the rear wheel screams "third world"


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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 06:19:48 am »


Other subcompacts from the same time:







They looked better brah.
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 06:26:44 am »
Relative wheel size fixation.
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 06:44:20 am »
Other subcompacts from the same time:







They looked better brah.

Those are all compacts
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 06:45:17 am »
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 07:27:19 am »
Not according to the EPA.

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/byclass/Subcompact_Cars2000.shtml

2-door vs 4-door.  The Integra, Impreza, and Civic COUPES were classed as subcompacts by the EPA.  The sedan variants were compacts.

EDIT:. Appears the Civic came in 1 cu.ft. under the limit for a compact, mostly because of its small trunk.  Passenger volume was comparable to a compact.
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2017, 07:27:51 am »
Different price point.

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 08:19:46 am »
.....


The Integra was a hardtop sedan in it's native Japan, and MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE


The Civic was also a compact and MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE


The Impreza was a compact an MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE

Let's look at the actual subcompact sedan segment






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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2017, 08:39:50 am »
Why does price dictate aesthetic proportions?
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2017, 08:43:34 am »
Why does price dictate aesthetic proportions?


Eh more so length, but proportions change all the time when budgets aren't big enough to translate a hatch to sedan without spending too much money in development/manufacturing.


I think the 121, Accent, and Tercel even shared rear doors with their hatchback counterparts, (I THINK).

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2017, 08:58:28 am »
Actually pretty attractive, IMO.


It looks OK. Not very usable proportions, tho.

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2017, 09:30:46 am »
My sister had one.... it was roomy enough for a car of its size.
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2017, 10:03:23 am »
If that Tercel was on sale today as a new car I'd buy it
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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2017, 10:08:26 am »
Those things aren't very comfortable



Modern cars, even at their worst are so refined and comfortable, with a care and thought that went into design, comfort, that just wasn't really considered back then.


My sister had one.... it was roomy enough for a car of its size.


I have a friend that has one now, the Echo is a way more thoughtful design.

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2017, 10:12:44 am »
Also I don't think the current Accent has bad proportions, it looks fine in person


It just looks old. I expected them to put a little more verve in the design; the European i20 looks really good. This looks kind of old and basic.

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Re: 2018 Hyundai Accent
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2017, 10:16:24 am »
If that Tercel was on sale today as a new car I'd buy it

It's like a better looking, more reliable Versa  :huh:
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