HUE RE­FLEC­TIONS

KONA vs CX-3 vs C-HR

Torque (Singapore) - - CONTENTS - STORY JEREMY CHUA PHO­TOS TAN MENG CHOON ART DI­REC­TION SEAN LEE

PG36

THEY say that a car’s colour is a re­flec­tion of its owner’s per­son­al­ity. But when it comes to fun and funky cars like th­ese crossovers, a car’s colour might ac­tu­ally be hint­ing at its char­ac­ter, too.

Though it looks green, the Hyundai Kona’s paint job is ac­tu­ally called Acid Yel­low. What­ever the name of the paint, the Kona cer­tainly looks zesty and dy­namic. And its chunky un­painted fend­ers aren’t just there to lend it an off-roader vibe, be­cause the Kona is the only con­tender here with all-wheel-drive.

The pas­sion­ate and sporty­look­ing com­peti­tor in this story is the Mazda CX-3, which comes in a shade called Soul Red. It’s the only non­turbo model in this shootout, but it’ll be bank­ing on its 2-litre en­gine and well-tuned chas­sis to out­shine its com­peti­tors.

Throw­ing its hat into the ring is the oth­er­worldly Toy­ota C-HR. Its coupe-like de­sign and sunny yel­low paint­work give it the most strik­ing pres­ence, but it’ll also be ea­ger to demon­strate the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of its tur­bocharged pow­er­train.

Which of th­ese colour­ful crossovers will prove to be the most char­ac­ter­ful? Keep read­ing to find out!

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