New Hyundai Accent Revealed


Hyundai has revealed its new and improved fifth-generation Accent!

Hyundai has used the Canadian Motor Show to reveal its new Accent sedan and forthcoming hatchback. The new model showcases a significantly updated design with a host of mechanical improvements.

Key features

In terms of styling, the new Accent adopts a bolder face with extensive chrome detailing lifting the overall appearance of the model. The newly designed headlights and taillights further enhance the look of the new Accent.

The big news comes from under the bonnet where Hyundai has revised the Accent’s 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol engine to deliver 7 kW more power, now totaling 98 kW. Torque has increased to 161 Nm, representing an increase of 5 Nm over its predecessor. A 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic will be offered to buyers and Hyundai claims that fuel efficiency has improved by 7 percent.

The Accent’s chassis has been strengthened to improve safety and automatic emergency braking and a rear-view camera will be offered.

The interior features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice control. Two USB ports and an auxiliary port are also fitted.

The arrival of the new Accent is yet to be confirmed by Hyundai South Africa, but we should see it in South Africa before the end of 2017. We will keep you updated as more details become available.

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