A starting price of $24,500 will power the Hyundai Kona when it hits showrooms next week as a rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V in the compact SUV class. Hyundai Automotive is not predicting massive sales at first, as demand from Europe is four times the company’s forecast, although it hopes to challenge for class leadership when more Konas are available in the second half of 2018.
BARGAIN OF THE WEEK
The two basic versions of the Honda Jazz will be $2000 better value until at least the end of the year under a drive-away deal that applies to all cars built in 2017. The Jazz deal puts the VTi manual at $15,990 on the road and the VTi auto at $17,990. Honda introduced a five-year/ unlimited km warranty for its entire line-up in July.