The Hyundai Accent, or Hyundai Verna in South Korea, is a subcompact car produced by Hyundai. In Australia, the first generation models carried over the Hyundai Excel name used by the Accent's predecessor. The Accent was replaced in 2000 by the Hyundai Verna in South Korea, although most international markets retained the "Accent" name. The Hyundai Verna is marketed in the USA as the Hyundai Accent.
The Hyundai Accent (X3) was introduced as a replacement for the Excel for the 1995 model year. In Australia, the X3 proved so popular that it was the third best-selling vehicle in the country in both 1996 and 1998.
In 2008, Hyundai Accent was named the most dependable sub-compact car by J.D. Power and Associates. Hyundai's Accent World Rally Car competed in an official capacity, spawning three generations, in the World Rally Championship from 2000 to 2003.
The Accent is presently the third-bestselling subcompact car in the United States, trailing after its rivals the Chevrolet Aveo and Toyota Yaris In 2010, Forbes named the Accent amongst the ten worst cars for depreciation.