Decent engines and infotainment, but the Kona fails to stand out in the small SUV classread the full model review
Entry-level S trim gets you 16in alloy wheels, air-con, cruise control, electric front and rear windows, but you have have to pay extra for automatic emergency braking and you miss out on a proper infotainment system.
Engine:1.0T GDi Blue Drive
You might imagine that a dinky 1.0-litre petrol engine would struggle to haul around an SUV, but remember that the Kona has a smaller footprint than a VW Golf. Outright acceleration is more than acceptable (0-60mph took 10.4sec in our tests) and, thanks to relatively short gearing, the Kona even picks up speed reasonably swiftly when you accelerate from low revs in the higher gears.