Do you realize how many times people have said with this MC "I would have bought an Accent, but if it had a 5 door?" Do you realize how many reviewers have went to give Accent a nice review, but then add, well it needs a 5 door. Its a requested car. Even some of us Accent Purists have asked for one.
I just hope Veloster is badged as some kind of Accent Variant.
The Requests and sales show people want Accent 5 doors, not Rio 5 Doors. The dealers say, "Well if you want an Accent 5 door consider 5 door Rio", and people usually say, "No."
We may be purists but you cant argue with what customers want. Nissan Versa is the second least reliable Subcompact in America, but its also the highest selling subcompact, while Accent is #2 in sales. The difference between Versa and Accent besides Versa's poor reliability is, THE VERSA HAS A 5 DOOR.
People dont really want Versa, but we made that choice for them, since WE DIDNT OFFER A 5 DOOR.
Ive tested the Versa its a horrible car, trust me. The door handles were falling off the first day.