I love your Accent Part 2

Last month we had the pleasure of sharing the Accent Hatch with you, and this month we want to follow it up by introducing you to the amazing Sedan version of it. Our friends from Hyundai Woodmead are always ready to welcome you to their beautiful dealership, with the delightful Vivian Mashaba and her team of capable staff, waiting to show you around.

The Concept:

A budget-friendly family sedan, the Accent is capable of doing the school run, the work shuttle, and the family visit with equal aplomb.

The Looks:

As with the Hatchback version, the Accent Sedan has had a bit of a facelift in the last while, now boasting a much sportier disposition. The back is a little cheekier, with upswept taillights that relay its contemporary nature, and add to the sense of modernity. As with its smaller sibling, it is clean-cut and the solid side profile highlight the long body and draw together at an aerodynamic front end. What we love about the Accent is that it is jazzed up a little, but without looking kitsch or silly – instead, it makes the perfect companion for the busy mom and businesswoman.

The Feel:

Much like the Accent Hatch, the Sedan feels very comforting to sit in. It’s not overly large, and although not massively spacious as a sedan, it’s designed to nip in and out of traffic and manage tight parking spaces – and this it does with ease. Although it’s not luxury-oriented, it is practical, comfortable and really pleasant – it does exactly what you ask of it, and without any fuss, making this an easy vehicle to recommend to my friends.

The Features:

As with the Hatch, the Sedan has a full host of airbags and also features remote keyless entry, ABS and EBD as well as ISOFIX child seat attachments, which makes this a solidly outfitted vehicle for ladies who prioritise safety. It also includes remote start, air con, Bluetooth handsfree and park distance control on upper level models. 465 litres of boot space in the sedan makes this ideal for your weekly shopping, or two or three school bags, your daughter’s science project, and even your briefcase.

The Drive:

One engine option is available, namely a 1.6-litre motor that produces 91 kW of power and 156 Nm of torque. In the entry-level models this is paired to a six-speed manual transmission, while a four-speed automatic is available as well. We do prefer the manual just because we like the feel of being more in control, but the automatic is particularly easy to navigate with for those who don’t have meetings or appointments to rush off to – I particularly thought of my aunt and granny who would benefit from the safety and soft touch of the Accent Sedan, which would be the perfect vehicle for them both.

The Score:

The Accent Sedan gets half a point more for its bigger boot space! 8 crowns out of 10.

Where to Find It:

Check out the Accent Sedan at Hyundai Woodmead, or visit the website at http://www.hyundai.co.za

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