All car models, regardless of the past, present and future, are mentioned for each plant in the industrial zone, Nosovice 739 51 Nizni Lhoty 700 Czech Republic. Kamenka Industrial Zone, Sestroretsk, Shosse Levashovskoe, Plot 1 at Avenida Hyundai Street, 777, Água Santa, Piracicaba — SP, 13413-900, Brazil. The previous generation is still in production along with a cheaper alternative, marketed as Hyundai Accent. The Hyundai Accent SR is exclusive to Canada and only 500 have been manufactured, this version is like the Accent SE, but it also has the fenders, the front lip, the rear lip and the tip of the exhaust.
The 1998 Hyundai Accent was crash tested by the European New Car Evaluation Program and showed quite poor performance, with only 4 points out of 16 in frontal impact and received 2 stars for adult occupants and 2 stars for pedestrians. In the United States, although there are manuals for Accents before and after 1999, no manual has been published for the 1999 Hyundai Accent. In India, Hyundai is the sole supplier of Formula LGB engines Hyundai, built by chain and sprocket giant LGB. The Accent was replaced in 2000 by the Hyundai Verna in South Korea, although most international markets, including the U.S.
In the US, they retained the name Accent. In France, it was called Hyundai Pony, in Indonesia, the model before the facelift was called Bimantara Cakra and in China, it was called Kia Qianlima. The Great Accent Find is part of HARI's celebration of 20 years of offering Filipinos better trips with the Hyundai Accent proudly assembled in the Philippines. In Egypt, this generation is sold as Hyundai New Accent (only 1.6 GLS), and the previous model is still being produced and sold locally as Hyundai Verna (1.6 GL and GLS models).
It continued to be called Dodge Brisa in Venezuela or Hyundai Excel in some markets, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia and Australia. Hyundai had no official representation in Mexico, so some Hyundai models were renamed Dodges under an agreement with the Mexican division of Chrysler. After the 1997 Asian financial crisis that hit Indonesia in 1998, Bimantara went bankrupt and Hyundai took over the production facilities (also the first time Hyundai started selling its cars under its own brand in Indonesia) and reintroduced the Cakra as Accent, still with the 1.5 liter and 12 valves but with the renewed model and an additional 4-speed automatic transmission variant from 1998 to 2001. Features available for the first time on the Accent include a head-on collision alert, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, optional Android Auto and Hyundai Blue Link, proximity, key entry with start button, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, seats double front singles with heating and more. In Australia, first-generation models retained the Hyundai Excel name used by the predecessor of the Accent.
In 1998, Hyundai created a joint venture with the Romanian manufacturer Dacia to produce the Accent in Romania, at the Mioveni plant in Dacia.