The facelifted Hyundai Accent 2020, also known as the Verna in the Indian market, has been previewed.
Although details are in the form of teaser images, we can already spot some key changes from the current model that’s currently on sale in the Philippines.
Hyundai Accent 2020 review - Philippines - All you need to know
Upfront, the new Accent now more closely resembles the 2021 Elantra. The larger hexagonal grille teeming with chrome is flanked by a pair of new LED headlamps. Down below is a front redesigned lower bumper accompanied by an aluminum lip spoiler.
The larger chromed, hexagonal grille gives the new Verna/Accent a more luxurious vibe
The profile and roofline are still carried over from the existing model, although the updated Accent gets a new set of alloy wheels.
The taillights have also been redesigned, with a revised rear bumper complemented by a faux diffuser. You might also notice that the update also includes longer reflectors.
Note the new set of alloy wheels
We don’t have many details as far as the interior is concerned. But Indian automotive sources speculate that the revised model will be getting a larger, eight-inch touchscreen head unit partnered with a new audio setup. Wireless charging will also be offered for compatible phones.
The updated Accent also receives a new set of engines. There’s a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline powerplant that makes 118 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque, and a 1.5 normally aspirated engine that generates 113 horses and 144 Nm of pull.
There’s also a 1.5-liter diesel mill capable of 113 hp and 250 Nm of torque.
If it gets here in the Philippines, we're sure that many will be wanting that diesel variant
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Transmission options include manual and automatic transmissions both with six forward gears, as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Will all these be enough for the updated Accent to hold its own against the likewise refreshed Suzuki Ciaz and the seventh-generation Honda City? Keep reading Philkotse.com and be the first to know as we update you in the coming days.