Hyundai Kona

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Hyundai is late to the baby cross­over game and wants its irst eort 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 BŠSUV plat­form, which in­cludes a com­pact in­de­pen­dent rear sus­pen­sion set-up, oer­ing 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 TŠGDi three-cylin­der turbo petrol with a sixspeed man­ual. There’s also a 1.6-litre TŠGDi 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

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