Hyundai Accent Discontinued

2022 Hyundai Accent

2022 Hyundai Accent
Impression: Hyundai

Previously Thursday, Hyundai confirmed to me that the Accent has been axed from its U.S. lineup in favor of a crossover. And that’s not at all, with the enterprise also killing the PHEV and HEV Ioniqs, in accordance to Automotive News. The Veloster N is dead too, but we presently understood that. So a great deal for all that.

Seemingly no a single in the U.S. wishes to promote little affordable cars and trucks that are really very affordable any more. Certain there are “small” crossovers and automobiles like the Ford Maverick, but those people are not cars. Not absolutely everyone would like a crossover or is pushed sufficient by price tag to invest in a midsize pickup just since it is low-cost. A ton of individuals nevertheless want compact compact hatches and sedans, however apparently not ample.

Hyundai is the most current automaker to get rid of its low cost subcompact. In a launch that confirmed it (it also confirmed the demise of the Veloster N), the brand gave the reasoning for the discontinuation: “Discontinued because of to an expanded SUV lineup that incorporates Location. The Venue now serves as the entry-degree design for the Hyundai manufacturer. Sedans keep on being an critical section of the lineup and Hyundai continues to present Elantra and Sonata.”

2022 Hyundai Venue

2022 Hyundai Location
Graphic: Hyundai

You read that ideal. Hyundai is stating the smallest and least expensive vehicle they offer you now is an awkward-wanting crossover and if you want your sedan take care of they however have Elantra and Sonata. And though the Sonata is not a compact or subcompact, it is not extended for this world either.

For each Automotive Information, the hybrid Ioniqs are out as well, but that helps make a bit more perception specified that Hyundai is creating Ioniq its EV manufacturer.

Hyundai is also ditching its Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid as it unfolds the new Ionic badge. The primary Ioniq EV was discontinued for the 2021 design calendar year. Relocating forward, Ioniq EVs will be constructed on Hyundai’s Electric powered Global Modular Platform, acknowledged as E-GMP, which will permit rapidly charging capacity and ample driving selection.

Hyundai Motor Group, which incorporates Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, has stated it would like to hit revenue of 3 million EVs globally by 2030. That incorporates 11 battery-electrical versions for the Hyundai brand.

Quickly, there could not be far too several areas, outside of the utilised current market, to get a small motor vehicle. Chevy? Sonic died in 2020 and the Spark is established to generate off into the sunset this summer months. Fiat? Killed the 500 in late 2019 and now only provides the 500x, a issue no 1 wishes. Ford? Claimed screw it and instructed consumers, “You can have any car you want, as very long as it is a Mustang.” A single of the smallest autos you can get from them now is a pickup, which speaks volumes. Honda? Needs people in the HR-V and killed the In shape in 2020. There’s but a handful of smaller cheap vehicles still left. Kia continue to has the Rio, but with the dying of the Accent, I wouldn’t count on it to be all-around substantially extended. Nissan nonetheless has the Versa, but it’s grown-up and is not really as smaller as it utilized to be. That also leaves the (underrated!) Mitsubishi Mirage.

Perhaps the Mirage will be all we have in the section ahead of extended, mainly because I’m not confident Mitsubishi realizes that it nevertheless sells it. Which is for the very best.