Reasons why Hyundai Accent and Elantra are the best sellers in Riyadh

Mar 09, 2021
Reasons why Hyundai Accent and Elantra are the best sellers in Riyadh

In 2019, the Hyundai Accent gained the market crown with over 80% from the previous year and reaching 7.7% of the share as the best-selling car in Saudi Arabia. The second place was taken by none other than the Hyundai Elantra, which gained three spots – holding 6.8%. Both vehicles spread ahead of the Toyota Camry with 4.6% and the former leader, the Toyota Hilux, with 4.5%. Both cars’ increased sales are also a boon for the Riyadh market, which bounced back after almost 20%+ annual drops in the past three years. So what is it that makes these cars the top-sellers in Riyadh? Let’s take a look:

Higher number of women drives
A large chunk of the car sales in Saudi Arabia is women getting legal permits to drive. After the ban on Saudi women driving was lifted on 24 June 2018, the market saw a trifling rise. Hyundai Motor Company had also announced that it would launch its all-new Elantra model in the Middle East and Africa regions in October. 

Maintenance & reliability 
Both the cars’ high sales are partly because the brand offers service and value for maintenance and spare parts. They have achieved such strong sales — creating satisfied customers who return to the brand and recommending them to others.

Updated technology & safety
Today’s car-buyers believe in commitment to value and updated technology, which is offered in both vehicles. The products’ desirability is improved in terms of style and design, and levels of technology that are ahead of many of the rival brands. Both the vehicles offer decent safety features which is better than most other brands in the same category.

Value for money
Hyundai Elantra and Accent offer value for money in their categories. The base price for Accent is approximately SAR 53,350 while the high-end models are about SAR 60,500. The Hyundai Elantra 2021 1.6L GL is about SAR 66,165 and the Hyundai Elantra 2021 2.0L GLS is about SAR 74,690. The Elantra is an excellent car for anyone who is looking for great handling and good performance. Elantra gives the experience of a semi-luxury sedan for a reasonable price. The Accent is a great car for commuting in terms of size, efficiency, and performance for a mid-pack starting price. 

Features of Hyundai Elantra
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra received a significant facelift. The 2020 Hyundai Elantra has two 4-cylinder engines, a 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre. Standard features include: 
  • 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
  • Four-wheel-disc brakes
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Power steering
  • Electric mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Power windows
  • CD/MP3 stereo with AUX/USB input 
  • Manual a/c
  • Standard airbag and ABS
In the higher models, one can get:
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Intelligent keyless entry with starter button
  • Better stereo
  • Faux leather upholstery
  • Fog lamps, sunroof, cruise control, etc
  • Six airbags and stability control
In 2020 October, the seventh-generation of the model of Elantra was announced in selected countries across the Middle East. This model is expected to be the most powerful and innovative Elantra in its 30-year history, offering the best progressive in-vehicle experience. The 2021 Elantra has witnessed extensive transformation along with the Hyundai’s latest design philosophy ’Sensuous Sportiness’. The design is matched with a wide array of new smart advanced technology features that will elevate the driving experience.

Features of Hyundai Accent
The 2019 Hyundai Accent is a slightly longer and wider car than the previous model, with increased interior space. It features:
  • Two four-cylinder petrol engine options: 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre
  • Multi-point fuel injection
  • 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic transmission
Basic models include: 
  • Front-wheel-drive with14-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
  • Cloth upholstery, six cup-holders, power windows & mirrors
  • CD/MP3 stereo
  • Keyless entry
  • Power steering
  • Four-wheel-disc brakes
  • Single airbag
Higher models feature:
  • 14-inch or 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather steering wheel with stereo controls
  • Fog lamps & centre-console storage cubby
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Auto-dimming mirror
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Bluetooth and sunroof
They also give the option of stability control, ABS and a full set of front and side airbags. However, it depends on your local dealer if they want to offer these options.

If you are looking for a used Hyundai Elantra or Accent, we have quite a few available at: 

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