Markham, Ontario – Hyundai has announced the all-new 2012 Accent, which offers more features and content than the 2011 model but at a lower starting price.

The 2012 Accent four-door sedan starts at $13,199, a reduction of $1,100 versus 2011, but with $1,500 in added standard equipment, the company said. The 2011 two-door hatchback has been replaced with a new four-door hatchback that starts at $13,599.

The Accent uses an all-aluminum 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, producing 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque, and rated at 4.8 L/100 km in highway driving. The new engine uses gasoline direct injection (GDI), a first for the subcompact category, and comes with a six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission.

All Accent models include active front head restraints, four-wheel disc brakes, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, six airbags, electronic stability control and traction control.

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