The all-new Hyundai Accent will be getting a formal Canadian launch this week, as the company announced it would be unveiling the new car at the Canadian International Auto Show on Thursday, February 16.
Although Hyundai Canada didn’t offer much except a short and punchy press release and a photo tease of the new car, the image does provide a glimpse of what people can expect to see at the Canadian International Auto Show.
Previous models have been criticized for being staid and conservative, but the lines we can see in the photo suggest that the 2018 Hyundai Accent will be a more aggressive, more adventurous-looking vehicle. With the new car drawing some inspiration from the Elantra GT, the 2018 Accent will come with a larger front grille, and all-new daytime running LED headlights and tail lights. Hyundai refers to the car as the “All-New” Accent, and the design clues we can see from the photo suggest that the Korean automaker will be living up to this promise.
According to Auto World News, the 2018 Hyundai Accent will come with a similar powertrain to its predecessor. The car will be powered by a 1.6-liter engine that makes 137 horsepower and 123 lb/ft. torque, with a six-speed manual transmission coming as standard. The automaker will also be offering a six-speed automatic as optional equipment. Hyundai has yet to announce any performance figures, but the main selling point, as we’re seeing, is the car’s radical new redesign.
Pricing information is also unavailable, but for a hint at how the 2018 Hyundai Accent may cost, the current model is being sold at $14,745, with higher-end trims costing as much as $17,495. Hyundai Canada will be live streaming the new car’s launch on Thursday on its official Facebook page.