Razor-thin LED headlights give the Kona an aggressive stare.
Engine options include a 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that runs on the Atkinson cycle and a 1.6-liter turbo with 175 hp.
The Kona's all-wheel-drive system also comes with a more sophisticated rear suspension.
The narrow LED tailights add to the Kona's overall look as well.
Hyundai claims the Kona is for those with "active lifestyles," which apparently means driving in the jungle.
Three driving modes, Sports, Normal and Eco, will adjust the throttle, transmission shift points and torque mapping, to maximize acceleration or fuel economy.
Zero to 62 mph with the turbo engine happens in a claimed 7.7 seconds, presumably on tarmac.
Available advanced driver-assist systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane-Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning and more.
Up front are McPherson struts. In the back is either a torsion beam setup (for front-wheel-drive models) or a dual-arm multi-link system for all-wheel-drive Konas.
Miles per gallon estimates have yet to be announced.
The world unveiling of the Kona, June 13, 2017 in Seoul.
Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung shows off the Kona.
A special one-off "Ironman" Kona, complete with Marvel badges. The fog lights look like an arc reactor.
No mention of a Hulk or Thor edition.
At the Kona premiere, Konas in several different colors were on display.
Several were part of lifestyle displays.
The 2.0-liter normally aspirated four-cylinder.
It develops 147 horsepower.
The headlights are exceptionally thin.
They're joined by additional illumination from this cluster below.
Pictures don't quite do this color justice; it's a bold orange that really works on this car.
The black coverings above the wheels are the "armor."
Hyundai's "shark fin" design for the c-pillar.
Body-color door handles.
The colored seatbelts are a nice touch.
Though more sedate in color, this Kona has the more powerful engine.
The 1.6-liter turbo puts out 175 hp.
Zero to 62 in 7.7 seconds.
Thin taillights match the thin headlights.
18 cubic feet of trunk space.
Disc brakes all around, not surprisingly.
Surprisingly roomy for a small car.
It has all the normal bells and whistles, but also a few that you might not expect, like wireless phone charging.
Lots of control without moving your hands.
The 4-inch LCD offers lots of info.
The head up display shows speed, satnav directions, and more.
7- or 8-inch screens.
These are the heating/air conditioning controls and USB power port.
The base engine is mated to a six-speed auto. The turbo gets a seven-speed dual-clutch.
Forward collision-avoidance assist, lane-keeping assist, driver-attention warning system, and so on.
Sadly, high-end audio company Krell only does the audio outside of the US market.
The company is 50 years old this year.
Great design for something simple like taillights.
The lower rear lights.
Reminds me of some kind of mean animal.
If you get the 4WD version, there's a little badge below this that says "4WD."
Note the colored trim pieces.
Big infotainment at top, USB and 12v plugs at the bottom.
The roof is available in black or gray, depending on what color you chose for the rest of the car.
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