Hyundai has trimmed its Accent light car range back, moving from a two-variant range to a single model called the Accent Sport.
The Sport takes the place of the previous Accent and SR trim levels, bridging the gap between the two with a level of equipment and specifications closer to the old Accent SR.
As a result the price of entry has gone up to $15,490 plus on-road costs, a rise of $500 compared to the outgoing Accent Active. To help soften the blow the Accent Sport picks up the more powerful 1.6-litre engine from the SR in place of the Active’s 1.4-litre.
Outputs are rated at 103kW and 167Nm available with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic and either five-door hatch or four-door sedan bodystyles.
Despite the added under bonnet punch, Hyundai has stuck to a conservative equipment list, with highlights including six-airbags, a 5.0-inch touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ‘premium’ steering wheel and gear selector covering, 16-inch eight-spoke SR alloy wheels, and cruise control.
Accent Sport hatch manual - $15,490
Accent Sport hatch auto - $17,490
Accent Sport sedan manual - $15,490
Accent Sport sedan auto - $17,490
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