Hyundai has stopped production of the Accent sedan for the Indian market. CarWale spoke to a few dealers who confirmed that their stock of the ageing sedan had been depleted and that they were forced to cancel bookings for the vehicle. However, there is no official confirmation from Hyundai and the Accent is still listed on the company’s India website.
The Hyundai Accent has been in production for over 10 years now and along with the Santro Xing are two models from the Hyundai’s original line up when it began operations here in the early part of the previous decade. The car also spawned a notchback called the Accent Viva. Hyundai had briefly stopped offering the sedan in 2008, but it then returned as the Accent Executive.
The Hyundai Accent is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol mill that produces 94PS and 125Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. There was a also a diesel engined version that ran from 2002 to 2007. It was powered by a 1.5-litre oil burner that produced 82PS and 187Nm of torque and mated to a five-speed manual.
It is likely that Hyundai has discontinued the car due to incredibly low sales. The car has just managed over 200 units every month since November and reached an all-time low by selling just 87 units in April.