I 100% completely disagree with your post. Sure as a Kona sits it is a soccer mom car . With it's nose dive soft springs. Add stiffer Eibach's and almost non existent rear brake bias is fixed bty 75%. Lower it even more that cuts 25 % more dive away. The Kona chassis is very very stiff, I lift a rear wheel on entrances to shopping malls. Soft bushing are replaced. Chassis measurements are so close to BMW X3 and Audi Q3. The car was 100% designed by X BMW and Audi designers that Hyundai pulled from Germany. The Hyundai Elantra /i30 N is NOTHING but bolt on pieces and if they had a more HP motor and some alignment changes it could bet the Honda Civic R.good luck with that.. It’s a inexpensive CUV ! It’s designed for its intended purpose..
While I enjoy driving the kona briskly whenever I can... It doesn’t inspire confidence when it comes to durability.. Being aware that this is a dry clutch system, that’s enough to let you know it’s not meant to be “abused”. It’s fine for my needs and Im really impressed with the performance out of the box.. but this is not the car I would choose to modify and compete with.