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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Hyundai Accent to exist in Algeria, Ford Figo to be there soon

Hyundai Motors India had introduced Hyundai Santro and Hyundai Accent long time back in the Indian car bazaar. Now, the portfolio of Hyundai is widespread and comes with superb cars like Hyundai i20 and Hyundai Verna Fluidic. In spite of these new age cars, there is a reason why the company is still keeping cars like Hyundai Accent in its portfolio. The reason behind this is the Accent is still one of the most loved sedans in Algeria since the time of its launch in 2000. And because of this, the company has taken a decision not to discontinue this sedan in Algeria at least till 2016.

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Meanwhile reports are claiming that the Ford Figo will also be introduced in the Algerian market very soon. The sell price of the car will be around Rs. 8 lakh (est. in INR). Now coming back to the Hyundai Accent update, the Accent is imported by Algeria from India and is doing a good business over there. The high demand for the car has encouraged the firm to take this decision. Hyundai is expecting to sell more than 3000 units of Hyundai Accent in Algeria per month for some more years.

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This sedan by Hyundai is actually more popular amongst the Taxi operators in Algeria. The car even got the honor to be on the top of sales chart in the year of 2006. Since the time of its launch there, the car has received merely two minor makeovers that comprised of some changes on the exteriors and interiors. Under the bonnet, the 1.5 litre of petrol engine is on duty, which gives out 94BHP of peak power. The engine is coupled with five-speed manual gearbox. In the Algerian car market, Hyundai Accent is facing a tough competition from Renault Symbol, Dacia Logan and Chevrolet Sail. But still the car has received all love and appreciation there.

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