Friday, April 23, 2010
Shapely Subcompact Sedan: New Hyundai Verna (aka Accent) debuts in Beijing
Essentially looking like a 1/4 scale Elantra—not a bad thing at all in my book—the new Accent (called the Verna in other markets) just debuted at the Beijing Auto Show. When it debuts in North America next year, the Accent will likely come with a 120-horsepower 1.6-liter engine mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed auto. Other markets may also get 1.4-liter mill.
This shapely subcompact sedan looks great. But, being an aficionado of of all things hatchback, I certainly hope North America gets the three- or five-door treatment, too.