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New or Significantly Altered Models

2012 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai updated the Accent for 2012. The sedan is significantly larger outside, adding almost 3 inches to its wheelbase and some 3.5 inches to overall length. The new model gives up a little bit of passenger volume, but adds over a cubic foot of cargo volume. The new direct injected 1.6l four cylinder is rated at 138-bhp which is an increase of 28-bhp over the prior model. The new engine is combined with new six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions, yielding fuel economy ratings of 28 city / 37 highway.
2012 Hyundai Accent 5d
Hyundai updated the Accent for 2012. A new 5-door model joins the sedan effectively replacing the 3-door model. The new Accent is significantly larger outside, adding almost 3 inches to its wheelbase. The new direct injected 1.6l four cylinder is rated at 138-bhp which is an increase of 28-bhp over the prior model. The new engine is combined with new six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions, yielding impressive fuel economy ratings of 28 city / 37 highway.
2012 Hyundai Azera
The Hyundai Azera enters its second generation with more style and slightly larger proportions. Compared to the prior model, the Azera is 1 inch longer and wider, but rides on a 3 inch longer wheelbase for more interior space. A new standard 3.3l V6 engine produces 293-bhp and promises improved fuel economy.
2012 Hyundai Veloster
The Hyundai Veloster is a new compact coupe with a square rear hatch. The Veloster features a unique entry system with a full-sized door on the driver's side, and two forward hinged doors on the passenger side. A 1.6l four-cylinder rated at 138-bhp is the standard engine. The Veloster is available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission. The Veloster is front-wheel-drive.

Updated Models

2012 Hyundai Genesis
The Genesis receives updated styling, an eight speed automatic, and a new performance model. All Genesis models wear new front fascia/grille and rear fascia/exhaust tips. A new eight speed automatic transmission becomes standard on all models. Hyundai added direct injection to the 3.8l V6 improving output and fuel economy. A new 5.0 R-Spec model joins the lineup. Under the hood, a new 5.0l V8 with direct injection produces 429-bhp and 376 lb-ft of torque. The performance model also features a unique calibrations to the transmission, suspension and steering.

Mostly Unchanged

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Minor package differences. Active Eco system is standard on all automatic transmission models.
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
2012 Hyundai Equus
The Equus upgrades to a new 5.0l V8 engine and eight speed automatic transmission.
2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
2012 Hyundai Sonata
Slight increase in fuel economy.
2012 Hyundai Tucson
2012 Hyundai Veracruz

Discontinued

2011 Hyundai Accent 3d