Hyundai has boosted its Accent small car lineup with the addition of two turbo-diesel models.
In fact Hyundai has made the bold claim that its entry-level Accent diesel (Active model grade, six-speed manual) at $19,490 is Australia’s most affordable diesel passenger car.
Hyundai’s 1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel uses common rail direct injection and an intercooled, variable geometry turbocharger. Maximum power is 94kW at 4000rpm and peak torque of 260Nm is available between 1900 and 2750rpm.
Combined cycle fuel consumption is as low as 4.4l/100kms and exhaust C02 emissions are rated as low as 119g/km.
The revised Hyundai Accent lineup is:
Hatchback and sedan Active Elite Premium
1.6-litre petrol (5-speed manual) $16,990 $18,490 $20,990*
1.6-litre diesel (6-speed manual) $19,490 N/A N/A
1.6-litre petrol (4-speed automatic) $18,990 $20,490 $22,990
1.6-litre diesel (4-speed automatic) $21,490 N/A N/A
* = Premium grade 1.6-litre petrol manual not available in sedan body