Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. recently displayed the new Accent CRDi VGT hatchback to their media guests during the “Sharing the Filipino Brilliance” event at Sofitel Philippine Plaza last December 12.
Hyundai’s landmark design philosophy, “Fluidic Sculpture,” is evident in the new hatchback’s design. Its 16” alloy wheels and a rear spoiler with a high mount stop lamp, the dynamic looking style of the hatch, not only creates a sporty profile from the outside, but also increases the life space inside, making it one of the largest in its class. The Accent also has 60:40 folding rear seats, increasing space for anything you may need to transport.
The Accent’s Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) relies on an electric motor for accurate handling, 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 also wrapped in leather, giving the driver a firm grip and control while driving, and you can even adjust the audio from the driving wheel, and tilt the steering wheel based on your preferences.
The Accent is also 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 1900-2750 rpm, powerful for a subcompact. It also delivers impressive maximum power output of 128 ps at 4000 rpm, all made possible through the Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT), which uses variable vanes that enable optimum air flow to the engine for optimized combustion.
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 results in better balance between precision and ride comfort of the Accent hatchback 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.