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Hyundai offers a glimpse of the next-gen Accent

The vehicle’s full reveal will be held on March 21

The next Hyundai Accent could look very much like this. You dig? IMAGE FROM HYUNDAI

Hyundai has been killing it lately in terms of vehicle design. Just look at its cars like the Ioniq 5, the Grandeur, and even the budget-friendly Stargazer. Next up to undergo its new design treatment is the Verna, otherwise known as the Accent subcompact sedan.

This isn’t the full reveal that most are hoping for, but the automaker has released a couple of sketches showcasing the sleek sedan’s design from the front and the side.

The production model surely won't come with those massive wheels, but someone will eventually put them back. IMAGE FROM HYUNDAI

For starters, you have the Seamless Horizon Lamp (or the RoboCop lightbar) up front, with the main headlights flanking a large grille at the bottom. The design features chiseled edges, flared rear haunches, an accent garnish by the car’s C-pillar, large wheels, a fastback profile, and a futuristic rear light signature à la Stargazer.

We're all in for the automaker's current design language. PHOTOS FROM HYUNDAI

Unfortunately, fans of the diesel-powered Accent will be sad to know that it will no longer be offered as an oil-burner. Instead, it will come in two 1.5-liter gasoline engines, either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. The former will be equipped with either a six-speed manual transmission or an Intelligent Variable Transmission (CVT), while the latter offers a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Excited? Stay tuned for the vehicle’s official global premiere on March 21.

Sam Surla

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