Hyundai continues to be respected as a value-focused automobile producer as the South Korean-based company touts impressive technological steps. For 2018, Hyundai has devoted a considerable effort to their compact vehicle portfolio with a completely redesigned Accent and the all-new Kona crossover. The 2018 Hyundai Kona features a strikingly radical exterior appearance created for an urban utility vibe and an affordable price in order to attract younger drivers. A 2.0-liter Atkinson engine producing 147 horsepower and a 175-horsepower Gamma 1.6-liter are both offered on the 2018 Kona with available front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrains. The fifth-generation version of Hyundai most affordable vehicle, the 2018 Accent is reworked with a dashing new exterior design complete with the brand's cascading grille as well as a structure comprising of 54.5 percent advanced high strength steel. Available as a sedan, the 2018 Hyundai Accent is available with high-tech features such as Forward Collision-avoidance Assist. The Hyundai Elantra lineup is joined by a new GT five-door hatchback touting up to 25 cubic feet of rear cargo space. Other changes found in the 2018 Hyundai lineup include a new eight-speed automatic transmission available on the Sonata as well as Value package with the Santa Fe Sport.