Hyundai Accent Verna Second generation
|Also called||Dodge Verna (Mexico) Giad Accent (Sudan) Hyundai Accent Admire Hyundai Accent Verna Hyundai Brio Hyundai Avega Hyundai Verna Hyundai Verna Viva Hyundai Accent Gyro|
|Production||1999–2005 (South Korea) 1999–present (India) 2001–present (Russia)|
|Assembly||Ulsan, South Korea Chennai, India (Hyundai Motor India) İzmit, Turkey (Hyundai Assan) Taganrog, Russia (TagAZ) Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)Khartoum, Sudan (Giad)Teheran, Iran (RVMCO)|
|Body style||4-door sedan 3-door hatchback 5-door hatchback|
|Engine||1.6 L I4 (petrol) 1.5 L I4 (petrol) 1.5 L I4 (petrol) 1.6 L I4 (petrol) 1.5 L I3 (diesel)|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic 5-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||2,440 mm (96.1 in)|
|Length||4,235 mm (166.7 in) (1999–02 sedan) 4,260 mm (167.7 in) (2002–05 sedan) 4,215 mm (165.9 in) (hatchback)|
|Width||1,670 mm (65.7 in) (1999–02) 1,680 mm (66.1 in) (2002–05)|
|Height||1,395 mm (54.9 in)|
The redesigned 2000 Accent (LC) sported a more angular body and increased dimensions. It received a minor facelift in 2003, and was given the model code LC2. When the Accent sedan underwent a 2006 redesign, the hatchback continued on sale during 2006 only in Canada, since the hatchback skipped the 2006 model year for the United States. But for Korea, it was the first model with the new nameplate: Verna.
The Accent got new 1.5-litre 12-valve SOHC and 16-valve DOHC engines: the 1.3 continued unchanged. A 1.6-litre replaced the 1.5 engine for 2000. This Accent was also the first to get a diesel version, with a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder direct injection turbodiesel, which was badged CRDi.
Trim levels were GSi, CDX and MVi: this was standard on most export versions, although some European markets had their own designations with names like DynamicVersion etc. Some markets used LS and GLS.
In North America the Accent was available in GL, GLS and GT trim levels only, with the 1.5-litre engine at first, then the 1.6-litre engine from 2002. The GT version was similar to the MVi version marketed in Europe and Oceania, although the body kit was not as overtly hot hatch styled.
During 2003 in Canada, the hatchback was offered as a GS or GSi with a 1.5 L or 1.6 L engine, respectively.
It is still sold in India and Russia (produced by TagAZ) as the Hyundai Accent side-by-side with the 3rd generation model which is sold as the Hyundai Verna. It was launched in India in October 1999 and is still in production there.
- 1.5 L 12-valve SOHC Alpha I4, 92 hp (69 kW) @5500 rpm and 97 lb·ft (132 Nm) @2900 rpm**0–100 km/h: 12.0 sec., top speed: 181 km/h (112 mph)
- 1.5 L 16-valve DOHC AlphaI4, 101 hp (75 kW) and 98 lb·ft (133 Nm)
- 0–100 km/h: 11.6 sec., top speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
- 1.6 L 16-valve DOHC AlphaI4, 104 hp (78 kW) and 106 lb·ft (144 Nm)
- 0–100 km/h: 10.9 sec., top speed: 189 km/h (117 mph)
- 1.5 L CRDi AlphaI3, 108 hp (78 kW) and 106 lb·ft (144 Nm)
- 0–100 km/h: 11.8 sec., top speed: 179 km/h (111 mph)
Pre-2003 model (a 3-door hatchback) was crash tested by Australian Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) under the rules as adopted by Euro NCAP. It scored 10.76 out of 16 points for frontal offset impact and 10.96 out of 16 in the side impact test.
The same un-restyled model, a 4-door sedan (which is still in production in Russia and Egypt) had been crash tested by Russian magazine Autoreview in 2005. Test was carried out to the Euro NCAP regulations. Despite the lack of airbags (which are not available in the cheapest version of Accent on the Russian market) it scored 9.9 of 16 for frontal impact.
The 2003 restyled model was tested by ANCAP, too. The 3-door hatchback scored 9.19 of 16 points for frontal impact and 9.76 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.