The ongoing Chicago Auto Show and upcoming Geneva Motor Show may be where most manufacturers are showing their latest and hottest metal, but Hyundai has chosen the less well-known Canadian Auto Show to reveal its new B-segment sedan, the Hyundai Accent.

Before its unveiling on February 16, however, the fifth-generation model has been teased in a new, very short video showing off bits of the new Accent’s design. It’s clear that while the proportions will remain largely similar to the current model, the new car cuts a sharper figure with trapezoidal head and tail lights and LED daytime running lights, plus Hyundai’s latest cascading grille.

However, Hyundai has already revealed the new Accent before. Well, sort of – the new Russian-market Solaris, unveiled a few days ago, is essentially an Accent with a different name. Measuring 4,405 mm long and 1,729 mm wide, with a wheelbase stretching some 2,600 mm, the new model is around 30 mm larger in every dimension bar height.

Inside, the Solaris gets a dashboard design that’s reminiscent of latest Tuscon, with a central screen measuring up to seven inches; the infotainment system is also capable of supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Heated front and rear seats plus a heated windscreen makes the car perfect for harsh Russian winters. Dual airbags and stability control are fitted as standard, with up to six airbags available as an option.

Power comes from either a 100 hp 1.4 litre Kappa petrol engine or a larger 123 hp 1.6 litre Gamma mill, mated to a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic. Expect those powertrains to be offered on the Accent as well.

GALLERY: Hyundai Solaris