2011 Hyundai Accent/Verna Hatchback Unveiled in China

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Hyundai has chosen the 8th China International Automobile Exhibition, taking place in Guangzhou, to reveal its 2011 version of the Accent (known as the Verna in some markets) in five-door hatchback form. The model follows the four-door Accent sedan, which premiered some months ago at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2010.

A China-exclusive model like its sedan sibling, the Accent hatchback will go on sale at dealers across the country alongside the Sonata in January 2011. The Verna hatch will measure 4,085 mm (160 inches) in length, 1,700 mm (66 inches) in width and 1,460 mm (57 inches) in height, also sporting a 2,570 mm (101 inch) wheelbase. The body looks identical to that of the sedan, with the exception of an i30-inspired rear end.

The engine range consists of the latest-generation Gamma petrol engines: a 1.4-liter, with 108 hp at 6300 rpm and 135 Nm at 5000 rpm and a 1.6-liter, with 124 hp at 6300 rpm and 155 Nm at 4200 rpm. A five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission will be available to Chinese consumers.

Right now, there are no plans to make the car available outside China, but if the past is any indication, this car will also hit other Asian markets. Hyundai is going to manufacture the Verna RB sedan in India next year and it could consider the hatchback for the market segment above the i20. The Korean company hasn’t been able to bring the i30 to India due to high costs, but the Verna hatch could benefit from the sedan’s localized facilities to reduce manufacturing costs.

In addition to new Hyundai's Verna 5-door, the company also unveiled its all-new Sonata sedan in Guangzhou, as well as 19 other models, including the Sonata Hybrid and BlueOn electric vehicle.
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