Hyundai Accent Sport tweaked for 2018 model year

By David Bonnici, 20 Sep 2017 Car News

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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.