2018 Hyundai Kona: another small crossover to consider
It seems every car company has a contender in the small crossover category, not quite a car but also not quite an SUV. Think of them like hatchbacks with a little extra ride height and plastic wheel arches, but ultimately they are affordable, usable transportation. Now Hyundai is entering the mix with their new 2018 #Hyundai #Kona, and it’s got some things to like. It’s always fun to test a whole new model because it’s usually the best of what a car company and their designers can come up with. On the face of it, the designers pushed ‘funky’ a little too far and tipped over to the weird side, but is there enough content to counterbalance the oddness? Let’s dive in and find out.
When you first walk up to the #HyundaiKona – 2018 Hyundai Kona the first thing you notice are the odd dual headlight/taillight fascias. The ‘upper’ headlights look like they were ripped right off a Jeep, and the ‘lower’ headlights are a bit clunky to look at. Luckily they work better than they look, with tons of bright light on the road at night. The overall shape and proportions of the body are nice, but there’s just too much tacked-on to really consider it a nice looking vehicle. Of course, if weird and odd are your thing, you might really like it!
Hyundai gave us 2018 Hyundai Kona with a quite boring color, there are several much more interesting colors available which might make the funky design feel more appropriate. The bland (if not very sparkly) gray paint really hides a lot of the body lines, which makes the odd fascias stand out more. There’s a very funk green, blue and red that all would look better on the Kona. On the inside, there are some telltale nods to other brands just like on the outside. The center 8” infotainment screen looks like it came right out of a Mazda, but it definitely has a better interface. The functionality is great, and it comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also plenty of charging ports, so the Kona is very mobile-device friendly.