• The 2023 Hyundai Accent Loves Getting Papped By The Carparazzis

The current 1.6-liter engine will be replaced by a 1.5-liter one with hybrid technology

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Back in 2021, Hyundai sold a total of 19,614 examples of the Accent, which was up from the 15,975 copies sold back in 2020, but way under from what it used to be. For example, back in 2017, a total of 58,955 Accents were sold. So, after only five years on the market, Hyundai is thinking to replace the fifth-generation Accent with a new one, that hopefully will be better.

The 2023 Hyundai Accent Loves Getting Papped By The Carparazzis Exterior Spyshots
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This is the second time the sixth-generation Accent - or Verna as it is known in several other countries - has been caught testing. The prototype is still heavily camouflaged, so it is very difficult to see what changes it will come with. In fact, all that the camouflage lets to see is the lower part of the headlights and a little bit of the new grill design.

We expect the next Accent to receive a new front and rear end, with design elements inspired by the bigger Elantra. Rumors suggest the upcoming Accent will get the same large jewel-pattern grille that seamlessly merges with the headlights and accommodates the turn signals. The taillights will also be completely new, while the trunk seems to be regular, without a big opening.

The 2023 Hyundai Accent Loves Getting Papped By The Carparazzis Exterior Spyshots
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As for the engine lineup, the current 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine will be replaced by a smaller 1.5-liter engine combined with mild-hybrid technology. We just hope that the new setup will offer at least the same 130 horsepower offered by the current model.

The new Accent is expected to debut in late 2022 or early 2023, and it could be the last iteration of the compact car if sales don’t improve.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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