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Old 6th November 2005, 10:21   #16
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For people interested in reading about what might be heading towards India for this car, the Hyundai US website gives some information about this car. However, this again seems to be the case where

a) Front looks inspired from Toyota Corolla
b) Rear looks inspired from Chevrolet Optra

Sounds familiar... guess this one is cross between a corolla and Optra while the old Sonata was a cross between the Jaguar and Merc S class :-)

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Old 6th November 2005, 12:20   #17
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The Vectra,is the new Accent...and according to TOP GEAR it was the most horrible looking car. From thr pics posted by Amit, the fourth one looks like the back of an Optra(my first glance told me that it was one).
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Looks are hard to digest. IT reminds me of an EGG! Front is the worst!
Though the engine sounds better!
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well well, good to see more new models from Hyundai, to let ya know, even the NEW GETZ is coming in 2006 somtime, its already launched in Singapore and some other countries, and soon on its way to India. Now i have heard that the New Getz wiill come in existing 1.3Lt, a new 1.5lt and hopefully the 1.5lt CRDi engine too! lets hope we do get the CRDi in it!
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Old 7th November 2005, 21:52   #20
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[quote=amit]The 2006 Accent is finally out. Check out the pics.

[It's going to have a 1.6L 4cylinder DOHC VVT engine with 110 Bhp and 105 lb.ft of torque.

its looks very much similar to the new optra
dont u think guys
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Old 7th November 2005, 23:01   #21
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I am a little confused with what Hyundai is upto. The canadian driver website had the pics which i posted but Hyundai Canada's website still shows the old Accent as the 2006 model.
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new accent would come with 83bhp 1.3L, 103.5bhp 1.6L petrols and 82bhp 1493cc diesel engine @ 8 lac?

thought they would bring in a better diesel engine. source aci.
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Old 8th November 2005, 15:09   #23
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Yes. This is the car I saw (slightly camouflaged) while on my way back to BLR from Chennai.

Initial thought was this car was sized between Getz and Accent. Yes, I too think this looks smaller than the current accent.

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Yes. This is the car I saw (slightly camouflaged) while on my way back to BLR from Chennai.

Initial thought was this car was sized between Getz and Accent. Yes, I too think this looks smaller than the current accent.

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maybe you saw the viva version (the notchback). similar to one in photos in this page i guess.
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Seeing how they've dropped the prices on the Elantra substantially, I dont see a gap between the Accent and the Elantra for this new sedan.

It HAS to replace the Accent - or else Hyundai will end up screwing up 2 separate product lines (Accent and Elantra) in the process.

Those of you who remember the initial days of the C Segment battles - Hyundai started work on their plant next to Ford 18 months AFTER Ford did, but the Accent rolled out before the Ikon. Perhaps we'll see a repeat with this model??

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and hyundai won in sales?
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and hyundai won in sales?
That they did...after the first year or so the Ikon has always trailed the Accent.
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Look through Hyundai global sales. There is no such model as Verna in their staple.

What hyundai does in Venezuela is market new Accent as Verna. I hope they are not planning to do the same here..

I think the plan will be to retain old Accent as the competitor to Baleno/Indigo/Ikon and introduct new Accent as alternative to Honda City/Ford Fiesta..

No need to get excited Folks, Its all Stale food marketed as global in India
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Accent 3 door. 1600cc 110bhp

http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enth...279.A9562.html
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I think what they need to do is a 3 door accent like shown in the post above and then a car priced to compete with the camary which would be even bigger, in US they advertise this car as having more room than the BMW 760..and I am sure it wouldnt cost more than the camry and it looks prety decent. The name of the car is AZERA...










In US it comes at a 25% premium over the GLS V6, so in india I would assume at about 40% premium, so it should be around the camry upper end. which is no bad haah!!

people need options in that segment too..
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