Hyundai Accent 2018 to come in the Philippines from India?

Updated Sep 29, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Why haven't we seen the all-new Hyundai Accent 2018 in our country?

2018 seems to be a year of Hyundai in the Philippine market. Series of all-new models have been launched this year, including the hybrid Ioniq, Veloster, Santa Fe and the Kona. However, we still haven’t seen any clues of the all-new Philippine-market Hyundai Accent.

In fact, the new Accent was premiered in February 2017 and it has already been available in showrooms in the India, China, Canada, Russia and the US. The Accent undoubtedly deserves a slot in the list of most expected cars to hit our shores in 2018.

So what is the reason behind the delay of the Accent's arrival in ASEAN markets, particularly in the Philippines?

Hyundai Accent 2018

Hyundai Accent 2018 angular front

The Philippine market still hasn’t seen any sign of the all-new Accent 2018

Hyundai Accent 2018 angular rear

The new Accent has been already available in showrooms in the India, China, Canada, Russia and the US

Up to now, the 2018 Accent’s arrival in the Philippines is still a glimmer of hope. Some rumors suggested that the all-new Hyundai Accent may be in an attendance in our country next year and it may be delivered from India.

The latest car news has yet to revealed any hints of the Korean car manufacturer's confirmation about this news but it doesn’t deny anything either.

Speaking of the heated-up Hyundai Accent, it is one of the top-selling models of Hyundai Philippines' local lineup. There is also a lengthy list of all-new rivals to jump into the B-segment sedan market. These can be a convincing reason for the all-new Hyundai Accent 2018 to make its debut in the Philippines sooner, rather than later.

Hyundai Accent 2018 side view

Up to now, the Accent’s arrival in the Philippines is still a glimmer of hope

>>> Also check out: Hyundai Accent 2018 price and specs revealed in the U.S

Know more about Hyundai Accent 2023

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