Michael J. OBrien, vice president of corporate and product planning talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2012 Hyundai Accent. O’brien talked about the 4 by 40 and the Hyundai assurance program.

There are now four vehicles in the Hyundai line-up that get 40 miles per gallon. The newest of the group is the 2012 Hyundai Accent, which starts at $12,445. More amazing is that fully loaded a 2012 Hyundai Accent five-door automatic is only $16,795.

The 2012 Hyundai Accent is the first vehicle, subcompact car, to receive the all-new 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) “Gamma” engine, paired with proprietary six-speed automatic or manual transmissions.

The Accent is offered in three trim levels; the four-door GLS, a five-door GS and a sporty five-door SE

The Hyundai Assurance Trade-In Value Guarantee is a new program that future-proofs the value of your new Hyundai by guaranteeing today exactly how much it will be worth, two, three, or four years from now.