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2017 Hyundai Accent Sport on sale from $15,490, now single variant

Hyundai has announced that the 2017 Hyundai Accent will be offered as a single variant in the form of the top-spec Accent Sport. Now the sole Accent variant, the “more dynamic” 2017 Hyundai Accent Sport is priced from $15,490 (six-speed automatic adds $2000) for both the sedan and hatch and comes well-equipped with a range of top-spec features.

Hyundai has done away with the entry-level 74kW/133Nm 1.4 litre MPi Kappa engine for the 2017 Hyundai Accent in favour of the more powerful 103kW/167Nm 1.6 GDi Gamma engine from the now-superseded Accent SR.

Buyers can choose between either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, available for both hatch and sedan models. Hyundai has also discontinued the outgoing Accent Active’s optional CVT transmission.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer, Scott Grant said:

“Accent has been an award winner and strong seller for us in the Australian light-car market, and it now offers greater appeal than ever before.”

“With such desirable new features as the 1.6-litre Gamma engine, 16-inch alloys and cruise control now standard – all for just $500 above the outgoing Active’s list price – Accent Sport represents an exceptional entry point to Hyundai’s range of cars and the great benefits of Hyundai ownership.”

The 2017 Hyundai Accent also features 16-inch eight-spoke alloy wheels, previously only available with the Accent SR, as standard. Other features now standard to the 2017 Hyundai Accent include cruise control, as well as a premium sports steering wheel and gearknob.

Hyundai states that the “new Accent Sport offers significantly enhance value for money” with a list price increase of $500 over the outgoing entry-level Accent Active. All prices listed are the manufacturer’s list price and exclude on road costs. Optional metallic and mica paint adds $495.

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Josh Bennis

Josh has worked within the automotive journalism landscape for the best part of a decade. He's driven everything from a 1972 Mazda 808 station wagon to an Aston Martin DBS. Josh's job is to make sure New Vehicle Buyer readers remain informed and entertained on a daily basis.

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