Hyundai decided to skip the major auto-show circuit and debut its redesigned Accent subcompact sedan at a relatively minor auto show.
The Korean automaker revealed the 2018 Hyundai Accent at the Orange County Auto Show in California, which boasts a new design, more interior space, and an updated powertrain.
Most importantly, the 2018 Accent no longer looks like the odd man out in Hyundai's lineup, as it now takes its design cues from the larger Hyundai Sonata.
Hyundai's signature "cascading grille" leads off the front fascia and the headlights continue to evoke those of the Sonata.
At the rear, the taillights are thinner and boast LEDs, which signal an effort to give Hyundai's affordable sedan a more premium look.
If the Sonata had a youngest sibling, it might well be the 2018 Accent (with the Elantra as the middle child, of course).