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2017 Hyundai Accent Sport announced

By Cameron Kirby, 22 Jun 2017 Car News

2017 Hyundai Accent Sport announced

Hyundai’s light car receives a refresh and consolidated line-up, with a single-grade strategy simplifying choices for customers.

Car shoppers looking for a light-car offering from Hyundai will now have just one variant (in either sedan or hatch iterations) to choose from.

The consolidated line-up now contains just a single model, the Accent Sport, ditching the SR and Active badges from the range.

Both sedan and hatch Accent Sport will be powered by the 1.6-litre four cylinder engine from the now defunct SR, replacing the 1.4-litre unit from the previous entry-level Accent Active.

That 1.6 makes 103kW and 167Nm, sending power to the front wheels via either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic – casting the previously optional CVT transmission to the wayside.

The Accent Sport now comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, and a sports steering wheel, but only increases in list price by $500.

The Accent Sport costs $15,490 with a manual, or $17,490 with an automatic gearbox, regardless of bodystyle.

“Accent has been an award winner and strong seller for us in the Australian light-car market, and it now offers greater appeal than ever before,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer, Scott Grant said.

The Accent Sport also features 6 airbags, ESC, ABS, a 5-inch touchscreen with Apple Car Play compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and power windows.

Hyundai offers a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty with all of its cars, along with a complimentary roadside assist for the first 12 months, and a complimentary first service.

When servicing with Hyundai, owners also receive a 5 year SatNav update plan (10 for i30 owners), and a roadside support plan for up to 10 years.

Pricing

  •         Hyundai Accent Sport hatch manual: $15,490
  •         Hyundai Accent Sport hatch automatic: $17,490
  •         Hyundai Accent Sport sedan manual: $15,490
  •         Hyundai Accent Sport sedan automatic: $17,490