Baby Hyundai Crossover Spied Testing

Hyundai appears to be jumping on the baby crossover bandwagon.

Spy photographers have caught a new subcompact crossover from Hyundai testing in Germany. When the new model arrives, it will compete with such vehicles as the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Toyota C-HR, and Nissan Juke.

From the spy photos, we can see that the back end of the new crossover will have a funky style, taking design cues from the cool Intrado concept that debuted in 2014, and that it might look like a jacked-up Accent or i20 but with higher ground clearance and some body cladding for a more rugged look. We can expect that front-wheel drive will be standard, but drivers will be able to upgrade to AWD as well.

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The subcompact crossover segment continues to gain in popularity, and it is an obvious hole in Hyundai’s lineup. Expect a concept or even production version to debut in 2017 and go on sale as a 2018 model year car. Hyundai’s baby crossover hasn’t been named yet.

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