We admit we're feeling slightly let down by Hyundai's new SE hatchback, which the company introduced today at the SEMA Show. Not that we were really expecting them to, but we were somewhat naively hoping we'd see the Hyundai Accent SR roll showroom-ready. The SE, on the other hand, is in need of some serious accessories to get to the SR's status, and that's exactly what the company expects buyers to do — accessorize. The 2007 Accent SE will have Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), sport-tuned suspension and 16-inch alloy wheels with P205/45R16 tires as is, but the company is planning a full range of add-ons for the personalization-needy. Want more than 110 hp? Bolt on a cold-air intake (woo). Look too spartan? Slap on a ground-effects kit. Tunes too tinny? Add a 220-watt, AM/FM/6-CD changer premium audio system with six-speakers. As if you were wondering why Hyundai picked an aftermarket show to set it off.
Frankfurt Sweep-up: Hyundai SR [internal]