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Hyundai Accent diesel claims price point

The Accent oiler will hit the showroom floors only in Active spec, with a starting price of $19,490. 

The turbodiesel unit - the first in the Accent line-up – is a new 1.6-litre engine with common rail direct injection (CRDi) fuel system, intercooled with variable geometry turbo (VGT). It develops 94kW of power at 4000rpm and 260Nm of torque between 1900-2750rpm. 

The engine is mated to either Hyundai’s six-speed manual, or for an extra $2000 the four-speed electronic automatic transmission – which features a lock-up torque converter, overdrive and driver style adaptation programming.

Hyundai claims the combination of CRDi and VGT enables the diesel to deliver fuel economy of 4.4L/100km in a combined cycle of driving with the manual transmission sedan and 4.5L/100km for the hatch, with the automatic versions both coming in at 5.6L/100km.

Safety equipment for the Active spec level includes six airbags, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control and traction control systems.

The four-channel, four-sensor anti-skid braking system also has electronic brakeforce distribution that adjusts brake effort to compensate for uneven loading of cargo or passengers.