Despite its rather aged design and declining segment, the Hyundai Accent has maintained strong sales year after year in the United States. Now, the Korean automaker has decided it’s time for a fresh look, leading the Accent’s first redesign in years. The 2018 Hyundai Accent made its world debut at the Canadian International Auto Show, breathing new life in the subcompact segment.
Competing in a market where larger vehicles are selling and small cars simply aren’t, the Hyundai Accent stands as the exception of the rule. The Accent saw nearly 80,000 units leave dealership lots in 2016, a 30% increase compared to 2015. The new look is bound to continue that sales trend.
The 2018 Hyundai Accent has a few styling cues similar to its larger siblings, namely the Elantra GT. The grille, headlights, and taillights all match the style of the rest of the lineup. The new model comes in at around an inch longer and wider than the outgoing model.
Pricing has yet to be announced but we know that the Accent will hit showrooms towards the end of this year. Canadian dealerships will see a hatchback version early next year too.
We at Wright Hyundai are pumped for the arrival of the new Accent later this year!