Hyundai i20 dropped and Accent gets new engine and features.
Hyundai has made some significant changes to its small hatchback/sedan range with confirmation the Hyundai i20 would be discontinued in Australia and the Hyundai Accent range revised and refreshed for 2016.
The big change for the Hyundai Accent is a $2,000 price reduction on the entry-level offering. Now priced from just $14,990, the Accent will now be offered with a choice two model grades – Active and SR.
Under the bonnet of the Hyundai Accent Active is an improved 1.4 litre petrol engine that offers 74kW/133Nm. The new engine can be bolted to either a six-speed transmission or a new CVT auto unit.
The Accent SR, which remains only available as a hatchback, retains the same 103kW/167Nm 1.6 litre engine and a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed auto transmissions.
Standard features in the Hyundai Accent Active remain generous, despite the price reduction. These features include;
- Six air-bags
- 5” inch touchscreen audio system
- Six-speaker stereo system
- Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)
- Power windows
- Trip computer
While the Hyundai Accent SR (priced from $16,990), adds;
- 16” alloy wheels
- Auto dusk-sensing headlights
- Front fog-lights
- LED daytime running lights
- Projector-beam headlights
- Cruise control
- Roof-mounted rear spoiler
The upgraded Hyundai Accent range is now arriving in Australian Hyundai dealerships.