2015 Accent Brings Exterior, Interior and Packaging Updates to the Value-Focused and Fun-To-Drive Compact Car
Today, Hyundai released details for its 2015 Accent. Accent continues to deliver extraordinary value by blending utility, style and performance in a compelling package. The 2015 model-year Accent receives styling and packaging updates across its three trim levels to make it an even more attractive offering in the competitive subcompact segment. With a starting price of just $14,745, Accent is Hyundai’s most affordable model. Shoppers can expect to find the 2015 in dealerships starting this November.
Since launch, Accent’s product success has received attention from automotive and industry experts, being awarded various coveted awards and accolades. 2014 was an especially rewarding year for Accent, where it earned two very prestigious awards from J.D. Power & Associates: “Highest Ranked Small Car in Initial Quality” in the Initial Quality Study (IQS) and “Most Appealing Small Car” in the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study. This marked the first time a nameplate has ranked highest among non-premium brands in both APEAL and IQS in the same year.
2015 Accent Highlights
- Newly styled grille, headlights and taillights
- New 16-inch alloy and 14-inch steel wheel covers
- New exterior colors: Vitamin C, Pacific Blue and Misty Beige
- New Popular Equipment Package delivers customer-favorite features to Accent GLS
- Accent SE becomes Accent Sport
- New interior fabric patterns
- Reversed LCD audio display for greater readability
- Addition of standard exterior temperature display
Accent’s exterior features a variety of styling enhancements. Shoppers will notice the striking new machine-finish 16-inch wheel design standard on the Accent Sport hatchback and available with the GLS sedan equipped with the Style Package. Those opting out of the alloy wheel option can still enjoy a new 14-inch steel wheel cover design. A newly-styled grille enhances the Accent family across all trims while a new headlight design makes its way as standard equipment on GLS and GS trims. On the rear of the vehicle, a new taillight design enhances the look of Accent GLS with a stylish light signature.
The interior also receives some enhancements. A reversed LCD display, standard on GLS and GS trims, enhances readability with its high-contrast look. Shoppers also now have the choice of all-new interior fabric patterns for Accent’s three available interior colors Beige, Gray and Black. And, based on customer feedback, an exterior temperature display inside the instrument cluster is now standard equipment.
Furthermore, Accent receives some packaging updates. This year introduces a Popular Equipment Package to Accent GLS which groups together customer-favorite features such as steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, tilt/telescoping wheel and a sliding armrest storage box all for only $600 above the base GLS equipped with an automatic transmission.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPERIOR FUEL ECONOMY
Selected as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines in 2012, the Accent’s all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine features the latest innovations in engine technology to deliver 137 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque and up to 27 mpg city and up to 38 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel economy rating when equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission. Others in the segment confine to offer five-and even four-speed automatic transmissions.
A long list of safety features is included as standard equipment on all 2015 Accent models. A total of six airbags help protect occupants in the event of a collision, including two front impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and curtain side-impact airbags for front and rear passengers. Accent’s standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the head restraint during certain rear collisions and are highly recommended by organizations such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Active front head restraints are not available on Fiesta or Mazda2.
Collision Load Dispersion
The Accent’s structure distributes the force of an impact to help maintain the integrity of the cabin. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control work together to help deliver confident handling in virtually all conditions. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) integrates control of the ESC and motor-driven power steering (MDPS) to provide handling assistance in slippery conditions or in sudden cornering scenarios. The system can deliver counter-steering when required to help assist the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle.
The 2015 Accent sports Hyundai’s signature “Fluidic Sculpture” design. The vehicle’s exterior lines are intended to be futuristic, dynamic, and sleek. In a segment typically associated with staid designs, Accent stands out from the crowd. Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give Accent a compact athletic face. For added style, distinctive projector headlights with LED accents are included on Sport and GLS Style Package models. The Sport model’s roof-mounted spoiler and vertical taillights provide an added touch of sportiness. For an assertive stance, newly-styled 16-inch alloy wheels feature a machined finish and are included with the GLS with Style Package and standard on Sport.