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Hyundai Verna 5-door: The puzzle of globalization

The South Korean manufacturer Hyundai is preparing to unveil us the 4th version of its Accent model for the North American markets.

A model named Verna several Asian car markets.

A complicated globalization

Hyundai / Kia industrial group which assembles more its models on the outside of South Korea, here comes complicate life by designing specific models has some steps.

By way of example:

Hyundai Verna: Presente and assembles in Seoul in South Korea.

Hyundai RB Concept: Presente Moscow, assembles in St Petersburg.

Hyundai Verna 5-Door: Presente in Guangzhou and assembles Beijing.

Hyundai ix20: Presente Paris and assembled in the Czech Republic.

Kia Venga: Clone the ix20 already available in Europe.

2011 Hyundai Accent

This year, the automaker unveiled its world premiere at the Salon in Beijing the very latest version of its Verna model, a sedan. A pretty car that gives the appearance of a cut has four doors and even small Sonata. So, with a silhouette that looks much more interesting and more pleasant than the present model. That in itself was not really difficult to achieve ...

The newcomer is built on a new stiffer frame and allows the car to win a 70 mm wheelbase to reach 2570 mm.

Hyundai Accent five-door Hatchback

The next Hyundai Accent will be offered in sedan and five-door hatchback. This means that the cut three gates currently offered must cede his place.

Currently, we know that the next Hyundai Accent sedan will inherit the silhouette of pretty Verna sedan unveiled at Beijing.

However, it is very different style to wear the next Aura Hyundai Accent five-door hatchback.

Thus, she has the silhouette of Hyundai ix20 conceived for the European markets or that of Verna 5-Door is said reserved the Chinese market, or even a third exclusive approach to North American markets?

Personally, I opt for the Hyundai ix20 model but assembled in South Korea.

More economic engines

In their so-called economic segment cars, Hyundai Accent has never been short of expectations to this chapter, quite the contrary. But all that could change with the arrival of a new engine family called gamma, more economical and therefore cleaner.

The new Hyundai Verna Asian therefore have two new engines. From the outset, there is a four-cylinder 1.4 liter twin camshafts in mind that develops 106 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at 5 000 r / m. In a second time, it uses a four-cylinder 1.6-liter also has dual camshafts in mind, whose power is 121 hp and torque of 114 lb-ft at 4 200 r / m.

The base engine is seen mates has a manual gearbox or five-speed automatic has four speeds, while the 1.6-liter engine is granted only the automatic transmission. Personally, I find it very unfortunate that we do not take this renewal to provide at least a manual gearbox with six-speed automatic with five or six reports option. Moreover, the trend of the market for cars in this category goes to these approaches that allow vehicles to consume less.

According to the manufacturer's figures, the small Hyundai Verna 2011 driven by the database engine listing fuel consumption of 5.7 litres/100 km (50 mi / gal) with the manual gearbox and 6.2 li/100 km ( 46 mi / gal) with the automatic transmission.

The next Hyundai Accent for North American markets would we unveiled in April at New York Auto Show. Their release is planned for next summer ...

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