At the time a cornerstone model for Hyundai Canada, the Accent is heading absent after 2020. The Korean automaker’s Canadian division confirmed that the subcompact model will not return to the lineup up coming year.
In 2019, Hyundai Canada axed the sedan edition of the Accent, leaving only the hatchback edition for our industry. In an additional indication of how promptly fortunes have been transforming for cars and trucks, particularly small ones, equally variants of the model had been redesigned not long ago, for the 2018 model-year.
And so the Accent’s Canadian job arrives to an conclusion on its fifth era given that it was 1st released in September 1994. Since then the model has sold a lot more than 460,000 units in Canada. For 10 several years, the Accent was actually the prime-advertising subcompact auto in the nation – particularly in Quebec wherever it was – still is – a ubiquitous presence on streets.
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In the eyes of new-vehicle prospective buyers, even so, the Accent’s inventory fell promptly and sharply in the earlier two several years. The 1st large blow to its fortunes arrived with the arrival of the Kona (fourteen,497 and 25,817 units sold in Canada in 2018 and 2019, respectively). Now the Venue is on the scene to utilize salt to the wound. The Accent has found its income fall 59 per cent this year in comparison to the 1st fifty percent of 2019, to one,362 units (income of the Kona are also down, because of to the coronavirus of system, but by “only” 28 per cent.)
“In the midst of the most intense solution offensive in Hyundai historical past, we are rapidly strengthening the breadth and width of our effective solution portfolio. The effective introductions of the Kona and Venue stand for wonderful alternatives to offer the finest, award-winning autos on the industry to our consumers who are in search of entry-amount and very well-equipped transportation.”
– Don Romano, CEO, Hyundai Canada
Amongst that decision of entry-amount and very well-equipped transportation, people will not uncover the Accent as of 2021, however…