Summary: The Accent is all-new for model year’12.
GS, SE, 4-door hatchback, GLS 4-door sedan
What’s New for ’12
The Accent enters its fourth generation for model year ’12.
It is the first vehicle to be powered by the all-new 1.6L direct-injected “Gamma” engine, which is mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to direct-injection, the new, all-aluminum “Gamma” engine utilizes dual independent variable valve timing, a variable intake manifold with electronic throttle control, a maintenance-free roller timing chain and internal anti-friction coatings.
Fuel efficiency is increased by 18% for manual transmission models, and 11% for models with the optional automatic transmission.
Standard safety equipment includes active front-seat headrests, six airbags and electronic stability control.