Hyundai Accent Back in the US Market As Hatchback
In a subtle nod to the arrival of the Kona crossover, Hyundai Accent, the Hyundai’s fifth-generation vehicle will have a hatchback variant when it is put on sale in the US later this year.
Even though the Hyundai Accent has been classed as the subcompact, entry-level car of Hyundai, it’s technically classified as being a compact car depending upon the interior space. The company unveiled the redesigned 2018 Hyundai Accent model at the 2017 Orange County Auto Show, which took place in Southern California.
The Hyundai Accent has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine from the previous generation, however, it’s a bit down in power. Earlier the engine produced 130 Horsepower as well as 119 pounds-feet of torque, while now, it produces 137 horsepower and 123 pounds-feet.
Furthermore, Hyundai has given a six-speed manual transmission as a standard feature in the car, while the six-speed automatic transmission has been kept as an optional feature.
Despite the loss in overall engine power, fuel economy has been improved for both manual and automatic transmission versions.
As per Hyundai, pricing of the car will be announced as the on-sale date of this car nears, however, the current price of the car is at $14,745 before destination. It’s being speculated that Hyundai used a hatchback version to improve the sales of Kona crossover.