The year is nearly three-quarters finished, but some automakers are still rolling out their updates for the 2016 model year. The latest to bring us the changes and pricing for the new model year is Hyundai, which revealed all the info for the 2016 Accent.
As expected, there are no major changes for the new Accent, as Hyundai redesigned it in 2012 and it continues to sell very well. The only real change is the renaming if two trim levels or the sake of consistency.
In previous years, the base sedan trim carried the GLS name and the base hatchback was named the GS. For 2016, both of these base models will carry the same SE trim designation, making it clearer that they are the same base model, just different body styles. Continuing into the 2016 model year is the Accent Hatchback Sport, which adds in 16-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights, LED accents, and a unique steering calibration. The Sport trim is not available with the sedan.
For the new model year, Hyundai decided to maintain the same pricing as the 2015 model, which means that the SE sedan will start from $14,745 and the SE hatchback will base from $14,995. If you’d like an auto transmission, that’ll run you an extra $1,000 with the sedan and $1,200 with the hatchback. The Sport model will start from $16,495 with the six-cog manual, while the Sport with the six-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission will run $17,495.
Look for the 2016 Accent to start hitting dealers this month. Hyundai’s webpage already has the 2016 model live, so you can check it out and even build your own accent here.