Continuing Hyundai's 'Fluidic Sculpture' design language, the new Accent measures 4340mm long and 1700mm wide, with a 2570mm wheelbase, giving it similar dimensions to the Toyota Corolla sedan.
Engine options for the Chinese market will include a 1.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 80kW and 135Nm of torque at 5000rpm. The 1.4 litre engine will be offered with both a five-speed manual transmission or Hyundai's older four-speed automatic transmission.
A larger 1.6 litre petrol engine will also be offered, although with 90kW and 155Nm of torque, the gains are minimal. The 1.6 litre engine will be offered with the four-speed automatic transmission only.
Hyundai has yet to reveal full details for the new Accent, but it has confirmed a global launch will begin early next year. It is unclear whether Australia will see the new Accent - although as a sedan alternative to the hatch and wagon i30 range, it has potential for a local release.