Despite being diminishingly called a product of European marketers or hatchback crossover wannabes, the subcompact segment is growing hotter and hotter each year. These urban adventure vehicles offer added road clearance, extra interior room and slightly bigger boots to make sure that your weekend getaway wont be limited by the perfectly paved roads. If you are open to new discoveries, today we welcome you to get acquainted with the smallest new SUVs on the market that offer value packages to the up and coming generations of drivers!
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Hyundai Kona and Kona N Line: hyundai.news/eu/press-kits/hyundai-unveils-enhancements-for-kona-and-launches-all-new-kona-n-line
The arrival of the zippy Hyundai Kona in 2018 revitalized the affordable segment of subscompacts that used to be blamed for lethargic engines. This year, Tucson’s smaller sibling is beefing up its performance credentials even further with the N-line version.
Subaru Crosstrek: media.subaru.com/pressrelease/1605/134/2021-subaru-crosstrek-debuts-refreshed-design-suspension-available
With its wagon-like practicality, raised clearance, and standard AWD, the Subaru Crosstrek has always had a special kind of charm. However, in 2020, the company is trying to make it more appealing for those buyers who are shopping for a car with a little more zap.
Nissan Kicks: global.nissannews.com/en/releases/release-580121f8a8c845590611b2e24300f56b-200624-01-e
Revealed for the global version for the subcompact crossover, the 2021 facelift gives the Nissan Kicks a much more appealing styling and a new hybrid drivetrain. The model attracts attention with a larger V-Motion grille, slimmer LED headlights, a sportier bumper and a more prominent rear-end.
Opel/Vauxhall Mokka: gb-media.vauxhall.co.uk/en-gb/09-02-mokka-engines?idtok=67e5ebbb8106
The radically reimagined Opel aka Vauxhaul Mokka enters its the second-generation in 2021, now sitting on PSA Group’s CMP platform. This means plenty of available drivetrains, including a fully electric one.
Kia Seltos: kia.com/us/en/seltos
More rugged-looking that your regular subcompact crossover, the all-new Seltos boasts SUV-like handling, standard AWD, competitive engine choices, and plenty of tech hidden inside. In addition to three body sizes: for developed markets, India, and China, in North America, the Seltos is additionally distinguished by a revamped front fascia with bigger bumper diffuser and mandatory side reflectors.
Kia Stonic: press.kia.com/eu/en/home/media-resouces/press-releases/2020/Upgraded_Kia_Stonic.html
While we are used to calling Kia Soul the brand’s smallest crossover, the title actually belongs to the Kia Stonic that started production in 2017. In 2021, the mini SUV arrives with a few exterior tweaks, shared with its platform sibling Kia Rio hatchback.
Toyota Yaris Cross: newsroom.toyota.eu/toyota-reveals-the-all-new-yaris-cross-compact-suv/
Judging from this year’s reveals, Toyota seems to have adopted a new strategy, which is turning all of their most popular passenger cars into crossovers. The first model to get the Cross version is the new, 4th generation Yaris hatchback.
Chevrolet Trailblazer: chevrolet.com/suvs/trailblazer
Starting below 20k, 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is the smallest crossover from the brand that brings to the table 2 turbo engines, optional AWD, plenty of safety assists, and standard 7-inch infotainment.
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0311596EN/extreme-performance-wherever-you-choose-to-go:-the-new-mini-john-cooper-works-countryman
The 2021 facelift of the largest Mini was unveiled in May and soon after was follow up by its performance version with the JCW moniker. Its exclusivity and racing nature are highlighted with the newly sculpted radiator grille, standard LED headlights and the rear lights.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 35: media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko.xhtml?oid=45144604&relId=1001&resultInfoTypeId=173
With the arrival of this crossover, the new family of 35-series entry level AMGs is finally completed and now includes 7 models. Despite being shorter than its predecessor, it has grown in every other dimension and so we are looking at a taller ride with added interior space.