The Kona is big on exterior looks. It really announces itself when you see it. If it had a voice it’d be saying, ‘Hi, I’m here, and aren’t I fabulous? Don’t you want to jump inside?’
And truth be told it is very inviting. It also comes in a bunch of colours which, depending on your choice, makes a big difference to the way it looks. The sleek headlights and large grille make the front look very modern and it reminds me of one of those all-terrain vehicles we might be driving on planet Mars one day. So it’s a winner in the style stakes.
Inside is not as (here comes that word again) funky, though that's because this is the base model - as is usually the way, the higher the pay grade the more design features you get. But in the Kona Go, there is not much to call out. Everything is fairly stock standard with matte finishes.
One constant however, is that nothing looks cheap, even if we are in the base model. There are fabric seats that look and feel good. The dash and doors don’t look too hard or plasticky which are usually giveaways of a budget finish. Everything inside, while basic and without much flair, is still designed well and you feel good while driving it.