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2006 Hyundai Accent SR Turbo Concept

2006 Hyundai Accent SR Turbo Concept
2006 Hyundai Accent SR Turbo Concept Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:225/40 R18
Driveline:Front Wheel Drive
Type:Inline-4, Turbocharged
Displacement cu in (cc):122 (2000)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:n.a.
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:n.a.
Weight lb (kg):n.a.
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2006 Hyundai Accent SR Turbo Concept - n.a. (last update: 2/20/2007)

Accent SR Swoops on Melbourne

From Hyundai's European Design Studio in Russelsheim, Germany, comes the phat and fast Accent SR Turbo, looking every inch a design study of the next Hyundai World Rally Car, mooted to debut mid 2007 for a tilt at the 2008 season.

Accent SR will headline Hyundai's display at the Melbourne International Motor Show this week, along with the just-launched Grandeur large luxury sedan and the dressed-to-impress Getz SXi.

Based on the three-door hatch variant of the coming new generation MC Accent range, SR has the purposeful look of a high performance small car with wide tracks front and rear, big flares framing outsize alloys, lowered sports suspension, body kit and big tailpipes.

SR's bulging wheel arch flares stretch over chromed 18 inch alloy wheels shod with sticky 225/40 series low profile, high performance tires pushed out wide front and rear.

SR's flared look extends all along the sides of the car with Accent SR-badged deep side-sill skirts fitted.

Their lowering effect is not all illusion,SR squats on lowered sports suspension, struts up front and a new semi-independent torsion twist beam rear suspension with coils all round. A cutout centre section of the rear bumper frames a spaced-apart pair of chrome-tipped trapezoid tailpipes. SR's rump is cropped a considerable 180 mm shorter than outgoing Accent so forget the golf clubs....this is a car you take to the car,not golf,club.

Projector headlights, a matt black stylized mesh grille, power tilt/slide sunroof and rear roof shade-spoiler complete the look.

Under the hood lurks a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four cylinder engine of unspecified but high output, matched to a five-speed automatic transmission. Electronic Stability Control and a TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) are fitted.

Inside, Accent SR's sporty theme carries through with brushed alloy and metallic feature panel finishes, leather seat trim, blue-hue instrumentation and a data screen in the centre dash.

Accent SR is strictly a concept car only, but it carries clues to directions in Hyundai models to come in the not-too-distant future.

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