Hyundai Kona: Pint-Sized Pizzazz
If you think there’s been an SUV explosion during the last couple of years, you’ve been paying attention, and the class that’s been expanding at a record pace is also the smallest. Automakers are rushing to add a subcompact SUV to their lineup, and one of the newest to join the fray is the Hyundai Kona — it’s also one of the most interestingly styled in the class.
The Kona slots below the Tucson compact SUV in the automaker’s lineup and marks a new design direction for the brand. Its overall look is more playful and rugged than Hyundai’s other SUVs, and as a result, it stands out — far out.
Front and center is the automaker’s hallmark grille, but a new headlight setup adds a funky dimension. Skinny LED daytime running lights sit high on the corners, and the headlights sit lower in a pod formation flanking the grille. The Kona also wears a generous amount of black cladding on all sides that gives it a rough, outdoorsy effect.
We pit the Kona against key rivals in the subcompact SUV class.
Article source: https://www.cars.com/articles/2018-hyundai-kona-photo-gallery-pint-sized-pizazz-1420703094058/