This is the 2019 Hyundai Accent, and it’ll be available in the UAE in the next couple of months.
Yep, we know, we do spoil you.
The thing is, if we know anything about Dubai and the UAE, it’s the small, cheap and reliable cars are incredible popular here. You may not aspire to owning one, but there’s a decent chance you’ll look at the price of one and think to yourself, “Wow, that’s actually a pretty good deal.”
That’s what Hyundai is banking on with the new Accent, at least.
This is an all-new model, the fifth generation of the car that helped Hyundai build a brand to rival the likes of Toyota and Nissan. It’s longer and wider than the last-gen Accent, meaning better interior space and better safety.
There are two new four-cylinder engines to choose from. The first, 1.4-litre, develops 100 bhp, while a 1.6-litre will offer 123 bhp. Both, Hyundai says, are “advanced designs, with multi-point fuel injection”. You can have either engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, or else a six-speed automatic. Because this is the Middle East, you’ll naturally be opting for the auto’.
Inside, Hyundai promises a “well-appointed interior” that offers comfort and quietness on the move. There’s a small infotainment screen that comes with “easy and intuitive” controls, and a whole bunch of safety tech. There are six airbags, there’s automatic traction control, and you get automatic bending headlights and cruise control.
Hyundai hasn’t released any pricing information yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the new Accent costing about the same as the old one – so starting at around AED 44,000. That’s a pretty good price for what should be a decent amount of car.
What do you reckon? Would you consider that a good deal? More pics below.