Hyundai Accent 2018 debuts with a mature new look

Updated Jun 01, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

Hopefully the all-new Hyundai Accent 2018 will soon be upon us in the Philippines.

While it’s been around for a few years now, we haven’t seen any minor tweak for the PH-spec Hyundai Accent. The Korean carmaker gave the Hyundai Accent 2014 just a slight upgrade, compared with its predecessor - the Hyundai Accent 2013 for sale, and just stopped updating the model. In the meantime, many updates have been made to its direct rivals such as the Honda City, Mazda 2, and Toyota Vios.

Hyundai Accent 2018 First Look - 2017 Toronto Auto Show

But even so, the Hyundai’s hot sedan is still capable as one of our best buddies for trotting around the metro. Aside from spacious interior for hauling cargo and accommodating occupants, the Accent hatch offers the truly traffic-friendly engine. And while the interior materials are minimal, there’s still enough inside to keep passengers comfortable and entertained for their daily journey.

According to latest car news, earlier this year, the all-new Hyundai Accent 2018 made its global debut at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The city car’s new design promises to take the Korean carmaker’s small compact cars a tick upscale.

The more sculpted exterior look is a mix of the Accent’s sleeker and new “cascading” grille design that completely doesn’t ape any of its predecessors. The nice cabin comes courtesy of:

  • Soft-touch materials
  • A neat leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • A new TFT-LCD instrument panel
  • Intuitive physical controls
  • A familiar Hyundai dash
Honda Accent 2018 World Premiere | Live at CIAS2017

There was no word yet on a Honda Accent 2018 hatchback variant or whether it will come hitched once again to the same engine and transmission.

With the hot Accent hatch will arrive across the US after its debut at the Orange Country International Auto Show, perhaps our Accent lovers will have to wait until a first-hand glimpse of the local spec Hyundai Accent. However, at some point, hopefully, sooner than later, Hyundai will bring the same Accent for the Philippines market and they will let their Filipino fans know as soon as they do.

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A red Hyundai Accent 2018 angular front view

All-new Hyundai Accent 2018 debuts with a mature new look 

Seriously, guys, we all love the Accent as it is cheap yet great and is blessed with the impressive warranty for which the Korean automaker has become famous. Philkotse will provide the newest updates when the Korean car brand announces the arrival of the Hyundai Accent 2018 in the Philippines. The latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.

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Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is the Korean marque's entry to the competitive subcompact sedan category. It is available in six variants and the Hyundai Accent 2023 Philippines price that ranges from Php 790,000 to Php 1,038,000. Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) offers this model with two engine options consisting of gasoline and diesel mills. Lower-end variants use a 1.4-liter Kappa MPI Dual CVVT gasoline engine that makes 99 hp and 132 Nm of torque, while higher-end variants are equipped with a 1.6-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine that delivers 126 hp and 260 Nm of torque. As for the transmission, the engines can be connected to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Moving to the dimensions, the Accent spans 4,440 mm in length, 1,729 mm in width, and 1,460 mm in height, with a wheelbase rated at 2,600 mm. In the Philippines, this Korean sedan is competing against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Honda City, and Nissan Almera