Exterior will be inspired by the 2016 Hyundai Elantra.
The current, fourth generation Hyundai Accent, sold as the 'Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna' in India, was introduced in 2010 and given a mid-life facelift in 2014. The fifth generation Hyundai Accent is currently under development in South Korea for an unveil this year, and has been spied along side the upcoming Kia Niro hybrid crossover.
The spy shots don't reveal much except that the next-gen Hyundai Accent features the company's signature single-frame hexagonal grille, new headlamps and new taillamps - all inspired by the sixth generation 2016 Hyundai Elantra. Like the exterior, the interior will be a full redo, and a Chinese test mule was seen with a dual tone finish and rear AC vent.
The 2016 Hyundai Accent/2016 Hyundai Verna should also be offered in two body styles - 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback. Not much is known so far about the technical aspects, but the current engines and transmissions could be carried forward in the next generation. The engine choices should include 1.4- and 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The 5- and 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, CVT, and 7-speed DCT gearbox choices are likely, while the 4-speed automatic gearbox could be axed.
The Kia Niro sub-compact crossover will be launched in H1 2016 with a hybrid powertrain which consists of a 1.6-litre GDi Kappa naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine developing 105 PS (104 hp) and 15 kg.m (147 Nm) of torque, and a 35 kW (47 hp) electric motor which gets its power from a 1.56 kWh battery. Power will be sent to the wheels via a 6-speed DCT.
[Source - TheKoreanCarBlog]