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Spy Shots: Next-gen Hyundai Accent borrows several notes from Sonata

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Filed under: Spy Photos, Budget, Sedan, Hyundai, South Korea

2011 Hyundai Verna / Hyundai Accent

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is more stylish, more spacious, and flat out better than its predecessor. This seems to be the M.O. for Hyundai nowadays, as it rolls out a continual stream of new and/or revised vehicles that leave any old brand preconceptions in the dust. Vehicles like the new Sonata, Tucson, and the Genesis models are casting Hyundai in a totally different, much more positive light than ever before. It won't end there, either. For instance, the 2011 Hyundai Equus will slot above the Genesis sedan and target bigger, pricier game.

But what about the folks with tighter budgets, shopping at an entry price point well below the Sonata? Well, as you see above, it looks like they won't need to sacrifice style for value much longer. This photo, posted to a Korean forum, apparently reveals the next-generation Hyundai Accent (a.k.a. Hyundai Verna in South Korea and a few other markets), caught buck naked in its homeland. (Earlier spy photos support this notion, as previously-spotted camouflaged Accent/Verna prototypes wear the same grille, mirrors and wheels.)

As you can plainly see, the new Accent shares the Sonata's "fluidic sculpture" design language - no bad thing. In fact, it's a really good thing, seeing as how the current Accent is about as generic-looking as cars get. Hyundai doesn't do generic anymore, and that now seems to apply to the entry-level model, too. This looks quite promising, and we're keen to see more. Thanks to Foo for the tip!


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