Auto Express - - Winter Driving Special -

2017 is the year of the small crossover, with a raft of new mod­els be­ing launched as mak­ers try to cash in on their pop­u­lar­ity. One dis­tinc­tive ad­di­tion is the Hyundai Kona, which mixes i30 tech with chunky looks that help it to stand out from the crowd.

The ini­tial en­gine range will be solely petrol, with 1.0 and 1.6-litre T-GDI turbo petrol ver­sions on offer, Of those, only the top-of-the-range 1.6 will come with four-wheel drive in high-spec GT Pre­mium trim.

Price range: £16,195-£24,995 Our pick: 1.6 T-GDI Pre­mium GT (£24,995) En­gine: 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol, 175bhp Trans­mis­sion: 7-spd auto, per­ma­nent 4WD Top speed: 127mph Econ­omy: 40.3mpg CO2: 169g/km

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