Not even a sharply-chiseled body necessarily stands out in Los Angeles. With this in mind, Hyundai brought the 2018 Kona SUV to the LA Auto Show to prove that beauty—or at least bravado—comes in all shapes and sizes.

No matter what you think of the Kona’s exaggerated styling, there’s no denying it gets attention (even in the middle of a crowded auto show). This isn’t due to an excess of sheet metal—to be clear, the Kona is downright petite, even among the compact SUV segment.

Stretching 164.4-inches in total length, the Kona is more than 11 inches shorter than the Hyundai Tucson SUV. It’s also smaller than the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Thankfully the Kona doesn’t skimp on utility. Despite its size, the Kona still offers 19.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the split-folding rear seats in the upright position—more than the CX-3.

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2018 Hyundai Kona interior

Powering the entry-level model is a 147-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that comes coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. For extra performance, a 175-hp, 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is optional on the Limited and Ultimate trim levels. It comes paired to a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission—a gearbox we weren’t exactly enamored with during a recent road test of the Tucson.

No matter the engine, buyers can opt for front- or all-wheel drive. This gives the Kona an edge over front-wheel-drive-only rivals, like the Kia Soul and Toyota C-HR. While adding all-wheel drive normally takes a bite out of overall fuel economy, many car shoppers will appreciate having the choice of drivetrain.

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The Kona’s cabin isn’t revolutionary in design or layout, but it doesn’t need to be. Controls appear to be simple and straightforward, and Hyundai doesn’t skimp on available convenience or safety features. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard, for example. A 7-inch touch screen is also standard, while the premium infotainment system comes with a slightly larger 8-inch screen. The Kona also offers optional wireless phone charging, HD radio, and 4G connectivity.

Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic warning, lane-keep assist, high-beam assist, and driver attention warning.

The Kona arrives in early 2018 and prices are expected to be revealed closer to the official on-sale date.

2018 Hyundai Kona