Hyundai Withdrawing Accent from India
The Accent was launched in India back in 1999, when its only competition was the Maruti Esteem and Daewoo Cielo. It was successful for some years after that, but last year, only 11,000 units were delivered.
Despite a small refresh last year, sales in 2012 have been even worse, which is not surprising for a car that’s over 10 years old. One of the main problems is that the only engine on offer is a 1.5 SOHC petrol, as the diesel option that could have been so popular in India was killed off.
And so, it does not surprise us that Indian media is reporting the demise of the Accent in 2012. However, this has to be one of the cars with the most longevity that we’ve heard of in recent times.
Story via HindustanTimes