The Hyundai Accent 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, including the US, retained the "Accent" name. The Accent is produced for the Chinese market by Beijing Hyundai Co., a joint venture with Beijing Automotive Industry Corp. For the Russian market it is assembled by the TagAZ plant in Taganrog. In Mexico, the Accent was marketed until 2014 by Chrysler as the Dodge Attitude, previously known as the Verna by Dodge. In Venezuela, Chrysler marketed these models as the Dodge Brisa until 2006. The Brisa was assembled by Mitsubishi Motors at its plant in Barcelona, Venezuela. Since 2002, the Accent had been the longest-running small family car sold in North America. In Puerto Rico, it has been sold as the Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Brio too. In Russia, it is sold as the Hyundai Solaris. The fifth generation Accent has been introduced in China as Verna in late 2016. Production began in the same year with sales started around February 2017. In Russia as well as in some other CIS markets, the car has been available since March 2017. In India the car was launched in August 2017 as Hyundai Verna. It went on sale in the United States in December 2017. Unlike the previous generations, the fifth generation Accent is not offered in the South Korean market; instead, the Venue crossover takes its place in 2019.