Hyundai is late to the baby crossover game and wants its irst eort to be a striking one. Sharp LED daytime running lights are accompanied by a gaping hexagonal grille, a loating roof and a hunched silhouette.
The Kona sits on Hyundai’s new BSUV platform, which includes a compact independent rear suspension set-up, oering the prospect of it being a decent steer. The exhaust has been carefully routed to avoid eating cabin space.
The engine range is familiar from other Hyundais. Entry-level models come with a 118bhp 1.0-litre TGDi three-cylinder turbo petrol with a sixspeed manual. There’s also a 1.6-litre TGDi petrol and a diesel coming.
The Kona is one of 30 new models being launched by Hyundai between now and 2021. NEED TO KNOW How does it it in the range? Smallest of Hyundai’s three SUVs What’s it up against? Juke, Captur, 2008, Mokka/Crossland When can I buy one? Autumn