February 24, 2020

Hyundai ditch i20 and upgrade Accent

Hyundai ditch i20 and upgrade Accent
2016 Hyundai Accent 1.4L

Hyundai i20 dropped and Accent gets new engine and features.

Hyundai ditch i20 and upgrade Accent
Hyundai ditch i20 and upgrade Accent - the Hyundai Accent has been upgraded for 2016.

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.

Hyundai ditch i20 and upgrade Accent
Hyundai ditch i20 and upgrade Accent - Hyundai has announced the i20 will be discontinued here.

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
  • Air-conditioning

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.

In other Hyundai news; Hyundai i30 named most affordable top-selling car and Hyundai teases new sixth-generation Elantra.

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