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Hyundai Accent Sport tweaked for 2018 model year

By David Bonnici, 20 Sep 2017 Car News

Hyundai Accent Sport tweaked for 2018 model year

Hyundai light sedan and hatch combo have received a light going over to see it through to an all new model

Hyundai has given its slimmed-down Accent sedan and hatch range a nip and tuck while retaining current pricing for the 2018 model year.

The little sedan and hatch siblings have been given a minimal revamp in the form of a slightly revised grille, headlight surrounds and dashboard for the 2018 model year.

Four new paint finishes have been added - Chalk White, Lake Silver, Pulse Red and Blue Lagoon - joining Phantom Black and Sunflower on Accent’s colour palette.

Interior revisions are equally subtle with new fonts in the speedometer and tachometer graphics and new-look rev-counter redline.

The MY18 Accent now features a four-speaker audio system with 5.0-inch touchscreen display, AUX and USB inputs, Bluetooth phone connectivity and music streaming, and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

The Hyundai Accent Sport hatch and sedan models are each powered by a 103kW/167Nm, 1.6-litre GDi ‘Gamma’ petrol engine, coupled with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, and roll on 16-inch alloy wheels.

Hatch and sedan prices are the same with the manual costing $15,490 and the autos attracting a premium of $2000, which takes the kick-off price to $17,490 before on-road costs.

The Hyundai Accent is on offer with a five-year unlimited warranty and 12-month/15,000km service intervals.