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February 22, 2023

All-New 2023 Hyundai Accent To Come With Sleek Looks, Turbo Power; Arriving On March 21

Ahead of its global unveil on March 21, Hyundai has released design sketches of its all-new (and likely last generation) Accent.

Known as the Verna in India, where the global launch will be held, Hyundai’s new sub-compact sedan gets an entirely new design. It adopts Sensual Sportiness design language while also gaining elements seen in the new Azera, Stargazer, and Staria.

Like those three vehicles, the all-new Accent/Verna will have a full-length LED light bar stretching across the front-end, while at the bottom, will be a massive trapezoidal grille. The LED headlights will be separate units and will be positioned towards the edges of the grille. Hyundai hasn’t revealed what the backend looks like, but you can bet that the aggressive lines will culminate in something that is equally dramatic.

Inside, the Accent is expected to gain the same dual screen setup preferred by Hyundai. The tandem will have it gain full digital instrumentation and a large touchscreen infotainment system.

For the Indian market, Hyundai has confirmed that four variants are coming, and there will be two engine options. The entry-level version will have a 1.5-liter normally-aspirated 4-cylinder (likely the same SmartStream G engine in the Creta/Stargazer) mated to either a 6-speed manual or IVT, while the top trims will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch. The diesel option has been officially dropped for this generation.

Hyundai will surely tease more on the all-new Accent as it heads closer to launch, but it is worth noting that in India, bookings are now open. The big question is: should Hyundai Motor Philippines go against the likes of the MG GT and GAC Empow with the all-new Accent, or should they be happy enough with a crossover line-up?


  1. This really looks sick and awesome! Definitly looks like alnost a fastback IMHO. Kiddos to those designers at Hyundai for this amazing design of the upcoming Verna/Accent. I'm hoping the Accent nameplate returns someday to the PH market.

  2. The Elantra-inspired styling is a downgrade

  3. A 1.5 gas turbo on a subcompact should be a pretty fun and zippy daily driver. I think the chances of this version arriving on our shores are very slim however

  4. Sana marelease siya dito sa pinas ganda ng design ng new hyundai accent

  5. Excited for this car looks sporty


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