2016 Hyundai Accent price, review, specs – The Accent is a cheap family car which can usually be bought for under $14,000 around the World. However, more recently Hyundai released the i20 which was initially supposed to replace the Accent but this remained in production for certain countries as a Classic model. Well, it seems now that the car will be replaced around the World with the i20 which will also be available in the US under the new Hyundai Accent 2016 name. Unlike the previous model, it is based on an all-new platform and it comes with new engines which are both more efficient as well as more powerful than before.
2016 Hyundai Accent price review
Design of the 2016 Hyundai Accent will change tremendously over the current model which is quite boxy in appearance and not that great looking. However, there is a drawback. It seems that the new car will only be available as a hatchback for starters which is a drawback, especially when you think about the Fiesta which is both cheaper as well as better looking. This is likely to change in the future though with an upcoming sedan version which would allow it to compete with the Fiesta. The car is scheduled to be released on the US market in the next couple of months while in Europe it will most likely come at the end of the year. The price for the base model will be nearly $16,000 which is quite a bit more than before. This is because the car should be more premium than before, offering more equipment as standard as well as more efficient engines than the previous version.
New Hyundai Accent 2016 specs
Engine wise, the new Hyundai Accent 2016 is likely going to make use of two different engines, both in the US as well as in the Europe. The base model of the car will come as standard with a 1.2 liter turbocharged inline 4. This engine could provide with ease 100 to 120 horsepower which is already more than its main competitors, all while offering much better fuel economy than the old 1.6 liter inline 4. There is a drawback though. It seems that it will only come with a 6 speed manual while an automatic will not be available for this particular model.
The old 1.6 liter engine, as well as a turbocharged version of it, is possibly going to come on the higher end versions of the 2016 Hyundai Accent as well as on the sedan version. The turbocharged model will likely be a great competitor for the Fiesta. A 6-speed automatic is likely going to make its appearance for these models which is great for those not liking the manual. A 1.4 liter turbocharged diesel has also been rumored for the US market. This would make the Accent one of the few cars with a diesel engine on the US market and thanks to its small displacement and variable turbocharger, the Accent could easily provide well over 90 horsepower and more than 45 MPG on average which is quite impressive for a non-hybrid car.
2016 Hyundai Accent interior
Inside the cabin things will also change quite a bit from the dull and gray design of the current model. The dashboard is actually going to be all new and it will not be carried over from the i20 which is great news. The base trim level will come with things such as air conditioning, an audio system with up to eight speakers, depending on the market of choice while some models will even come with a heated steering wheel. The exterior design of the 2016 Hyundai Accent on the other hand will be based on that of the i20 with minor modifications. The sedan on the other hand will get an all new design which is likely going to be based on that of the Elantra.