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23rd August, 2015

  • Hyundai launches significantly revised, re-energised and more affordable Accent range
  • Revised Accent range replaces outgoing Hyundai i20
  • Entry-level Accent Active now features 1.4-litre Kappa engine, six-speed manual or new state-of-the-art CVT with sequential manual mode
  • Accent SR continues with 1.6-litre Gamma engine, six-speed manual or automatic and sporty Australian-tuned ride and handling
  • Accent offers affordable fun, impressive fuel economy, 5-Star ANCAP safety and comprehensive equipment levels
  • Accent range now starts at $14,990*

Hyundai has re-imagined, respecified and reinvigorated its light-car Accent model range.

The two-tier Accent range now starts with the revised Accent Active powered by Hyundai’s impressive multi-point injected 1.4-litre Kappa engine. Transmission choice is six-speed manual or new state-of-the-art CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

Importantly, entry-level Accent Active’s price has been reduced by $2,000 for both manual and CVT-equipped hatchback and sedan variants.

The sporty Accent SR hatch, featuring the 1.6-litre direct-injection Gamma engine, also received the same $2,000 price reduction for both the six-speed manual transmission and six-speed automatic variants.

Like all newly introduced Hyundai models the Accent range boasts ride and handling painstakingly fine-tuned for Australian roads by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s chassis development team.

Apart from broadening Accent’s appeal, the revised model range effectively also replaces the Accent’s outgoing light-car segment 'stablemate', the i20.


Entry-level Accent Active now comes standard with Hyundai’s Kappa 1.4-litre multi-point injected in-line four-cylinder petrol engine.

The dual overhead cam (DOHC) Kappa 1.4 MPi boasts such innovative technologies as Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) and two-step variable induction system. Its 74kW maximum power arrives at 6,000rpm and generous 133Nm maximum torque is available from just 3,500rpm.

The Kappa engine also boasts a long list of clever efficiency technologies. Weight-saving and friction-reduction measures engineered into the Kappa engine contribute to its lively performance and impressive fuel economy.

The range-topping Accent SR retains Hyundai’s direct-injection 1.6-litre Gamma engine, also with DOHC and D-CVVT but with 103kW maximum power at 6,300rpm and 167Nm maximum torque at 4,850rpm.

Accent Active’s fuel economy is improved seven per cent (six-speed manual) and three per cent (CVT) over its 1.6 MPi-engined manual and four-speed auto predecessors.


Kappa 1.4 MPi

Gamma 1.6 GDi


6-speed manual


6-speed manual

6-speed auto

Power (kW)

74 kW @ 6,000 rpm

103 kW @ 6,300 rpm

Torque (Nm)

133 Nm @ 3,500 rpm

167 Nm @ 4,850 rpm


5.7 l/100km

6.2 l/100km

6.1 l/100km

6.6 l/100km


Accent Active

Accent SR

Accent Active’s new multi-point-injected 1.4-litre Kappa engine is available with six-speed manual gearbox or, for the first time in Australia, Hyundai’s new computer-controlled CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

The MPi Kappa engine with CVT powertrain replaces the previous Accent Active’s MPi 1.6-litre/4-speed automatic transmission combination.

Because it has been optimised for the Kappa engine, Hyundai’s new CVT helps the strong 1.4-litre maintain its maximum torque at low revs. For an even sportier driving experience, the CVT includes a sequential manual mode – activated via the console-mounted gearlever – with six simulated gear ratios.

Both six-speed manual and CVT-equipped new Accent Active variants offer excellent driveability with eco- and pocket-friendly fuel economy.

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Features and Equipment

Both Accent Active and SR are comprehensively specified and equipped.

High levels of active and passive safety equipment – including a full suite of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) features and six airbags as standard – have helped Accent achieve the maximum ANCAP 5-Star rating.

Similarly, benchmark comfort and entertainment features – including front and rear power windows, 5-inch touchscreen audio system, AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility and Bluetooth connectivity – are standard across the two-tier Accent range.

Key Specifications

Accent Active 1.4 MPi Hatchback or Sedan:

  • 6 airbags: driver & front passenger; driver & front passenger side (thorax); and, full-length curtains
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including:
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • 14-inch steel wheels with 175/70R14 tyres
  • 5-inch touchscreen audio system with CD player, MP3 capability, 6 speakers, media ripping/storage
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod® compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Front and rear power windows (driver’s one-touch auto up/down)
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • One-touch turn signal operation (3 flashes)
  • Trip computer
  • Cloth interior
  • Manual air-conditioning

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Accent SR 1.6 GDi Hatchback (key specifications above Active):

  • 1.6 GDi engine (+29kW and +34Nm vs. 1.4 MPi)
  • 16-inch machined-face alloy wheels with 195/50R16 tyres
  • Automatic dusk-sensing headlights
  • Front foglights
  • LED daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Projector-beam headlights
  • Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Deluxe front centre floor console with storage compartment
  • Front centre armrest with sliding function
  • Premium gearknob and steering wheel
  • Roof-mounted rear spoiler

Hyundai Accent Prices*

Body style






1.4 MPi Petrol

6 Speed Manual







1.4 MPi Petrol

6 Speed Manual






1.6 GDi Petrol

6 Speed Manual



6 Speed Automatic



Metallic paint pricing is $495*.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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