For 2018, a new Accent receives an updated powertrain tuned for softened fuel potency and drivability. The updated 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) engine produces 130 horsepower and 119 lb.-ft. of torque. Compared with a previous-generation Accent, a engine’s powerband has improved, with increasing low-end torque to make drivability easier.
The 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder GDI engine is interconnected with possibly a six-speed primer delivery or a six-speed involuntary transmission. Fuel potency has also been softened by an estimated 7 percent overall. In a engine, components such as low-friction piston rings, a non-static fuel vigour procedure and upgraded program for a engine control procedure urge altogether operation. Further, improvements to a lapse springs in a braking complement have reduced expostulate friction. The involuntary delivery has also been redesigned to revoke a unit’s altogether weight by 4 pounds and urge operational efficiency.
In addition, Accents with involuntary transmissions embody a company’s Drive Mode Select underline to adjust both powertrain opening and steering calibration, permitting a motorist to customize a pushing impression by selecting twin modes—Normal or Sport—by simply touching a symbol on a core console.
Comprehensive Safety and Convenience Features
The 2018 Accent facilities several improvements to a front side members and middle side sill for softened collision protection. The front press zones have been increased, front side airbags have been upgraded and reinforcements have been combined to urge a car’s collision appetite government performance, generally in tiny overlie crashes.
A six-airbag complement is standard, along with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control and ABS.
New for 2018 and for a segment, Accent offers a far-reaching array of modernized reserve technologies to yield another covering of insurance for passengers. For example, Accent offers accessible Forward Collision-avoidance Assist that utilizes a front brazen confronting radar to detect a automobile and advise a motorist of a intensity collision. If a motorist does not conflict to equivocate a impact, a complement will request puncture braking.
Advanced Connectivity and Multimedia Systems
Most 2018 Accent trims will underline technologies forward of a subcompact foe that raise motorist certainty and convenience. For example, Accent offers a vicinity pivotal with lift symbol start, so drivers never need to lift out a pivotal from their slot or purse. Accent offers accessible twin USB charging and auxiliary submit jacks and accessible SiriusXM satellite radio. New for 2018, Accent has an accessible modernized infotainment complement that includes a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen complement and rearview camera. The 7-inch arrangement also has both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for seamless and discerning operation of a many ordinarily used smartphone functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio and voice-controlled hunt capabilities.
Enhanced Hyundai Blue Link Remote Start and Blue Link Integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Home
Hyundai Blue Link business have achieved some-more than 25 million remote starts given Blue Link a debuted in 2011. Although remote start is a good underline for prohibited weather, many take place in cold climates during January, Feb and March. In fact, Blue Link Remote Start with Climate Control is 3 times some-more renouned in a winter. With this in mind, Hyundai engineers have extended a Remote Start with Climate Control underline to embody control of a back defroster and exhilarated side mirrors into a Blue Link mobile app.
For a ultimate turn of preference when it comes to remote-starting a automobile on a bitterly cold winter morning, Hyundai has a new Blue Link integrations for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. These integrations work by a patron simply seeking an Alexa-enabled or Google Assistant–enabled device, like an Amazon Echo or Google Home, to start their car. The communication indeed sounds like this: “Alexa, tell Blue Link to start my automobile during 80 degrees” or: “Okay, Google, ask Blue Link to start my Accent and set a heat to 72 degrees.” To send commands to Hyundai vehicles around Alexa or Google, users contingency capacitate a Blue Link formation in their Alexa or Google Home app, accessible on iOS and Android devices, and afterwards couple their existent Blue Link comment within a Alexa or Google Home app. Voice commands will be sent to Hyundai vehicles usually after Alexa or Google Home prompts owners for their Blue Link Personal Identification Number (PIN).