Hyundai unveils an improved Accent on 1 February – the latest version of its popular mid-range hatchback, with better performance, a higher specification, improved styling and a host of new features for 2003.
The new Accent is available for the first time with a 1.6 engine, as seen until now in the Coupe, and with a four door saloon bodystyle. The lower trim models in the range have been deleted, so all cars have a very high level of standard equipment.
Prices start at £8,695 on the road for the 1.3 GSI five door, going up to £10,995 for the 1.6 CDX four and five door. The CRTD GSI, with the 1.5 common rail turbo diesel engine, is £9,195. Full price details are on the following page.
Across the range Accents have the following as standard: driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, power steering, side impact bars, CD player, electric front and rear windows, split/folding rear seats, ISOfix child seat anchorage, three 3-point seats belts and alloy wheels.
CDX models add the following: side airbags, air conditioning with purification filter, driver’s seat dual height adjuster and lumbar support, impact sensing door unlock, and trip computer.
Customers have the choice of three engines; the existing 1.3, the 1.6 and the common rail 1.5 turbo diesel. All return highly impressive fuel economy: the 1.3 returns 34.4 mpg on the urban run, 55.4 extra urban and 45.6 combined. The 1.6 meanwhile offers 29.7 mpg urban, 52.3 mpg on the extra urban run and 40.9 mpg combined. The 1.5 turbo-diesel returns 39.2 mpg urban, a superb 62.8 mpg extra urban, and 51.4 mpg combined.