2018 Hyundai Accent comes to Canada, but not the US

In a nod to the impending arrival of the new Kona crossover, Hyundai’s fifth-generation Accent will drop its hatchback version when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall, but that won’t be the case in Canada.

The automaker is committed to offering Canadians a hatchback version of the vehicle. But it will be a while before it arrives in showrooms.

“That particular model and body style will be unique to Canada,” Hyundai Canada spokesman Chad Heard told Automotive News Canada. “While we’ll launch the Accent in November or December of this year with the sedan, the five-door will be released in the first half of 2018 as it takes a little longer to develop a unique vehicle for one country.”

The Accent is Hyundai’s subcompact, entry-level car, though it’s technically classified as a compact car based on its interior space. The redesigned 2018 model was unveiled Thursday at the Orange County Auto Show in Southern California.

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