It’s fair to say What Car? is looking more like What Small SUV? of late. Ultimately, UK car buyers want them and car manufacturers are only too happy to jack up the traditional hatchback in search of sales.
The Hyundai Kona fits the brief perfectly. Although it doesn’t look like one, it’s best to think of it as a raised i20, Hyundai’s small car. That makes it very much a small SUV, rivalling cars such as the Renault Captur, Seat Arona and Citroën C3 Aircross.
Initially, you’ll be able to buy a 118bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol with a six-speed manual gearbox or a 175bhp turbocharged 1.6 with a seven-speed auto. Next year, a 1.6 diesel will join the range, as well as a pure-electric model.
So, in a class that's growing by the month but has yet to produce a truly outstanding car, has Hyundai done enough with the Kona to lead the charge? Read our full review to find out, as well which engine and trim you should be buying.