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2017 Hyundai Accent Sport now on sale in Australia

Hyundai has added value and simplified the 2017 Accent lineup, with the addition of the 1.6-litre Accent Sport.

Replacing the $14,490 Accent Active and $16,990 Accent SR , the Accent Sport starts from $15,490 and scores the SR’s 103kW/167Nm GDi Kappa engine, representing a jump of 29kW and 34Nm for just $500.

Available in either sedan or hatchback with six-speed manual (automatic a $2000 option), the Accent Sport comes standard with 16-inch eight-spoke alloys, cruise control, leather steering wheel and gearknob. Hyundai Australia’s COO Scott Grant said:

“With such desirable new features as the 1.6-litre Gamma engine, 16-inch alloys and cruise control now standard – all for just $500 above the outgoing Active’s list price – Accent Sport represents an exceptional entry point to Hyundai’s range of cars and the great benefits of Hyundai ownership.”

Despite having been around since 2011, the current Accent still manages to be the best-selling car in the light car segment. And that’s with heavy competition from newer entrants. No word yet on when we can expect a replacement. See below for starting prices (excluding on-roads):

2017 Hyundai Accent Sport hatch manual – $15,490
2017 Hyundai Accent Sport hatch auto – $17,490

2017 Hyundai Accent Sport sedan manual – $15,490
2017 Hyundai Accent Sport sedan auto – $17,490

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.