Continued: Upcoming sub-compact SUVs and crossovers

And the crossovers:

Fiat Urban Cross

Fiat Avventura Urban Cross 2

Expected launch: Mid-2016

Based on the Fiat Avventura, the Urban Cross is the less adventure and more city-oriented version of the crossover. Powering the vehicle will be the 1.4-liter turbocharged T-Jet engine as seen on other Abarths (makes 140 PS and 210 Nm of maximum torque). The Auto Expo exhibit wore 17-inch wheels, had a leather-intensive interior, and also featured a touchscreen entertainment unit. It remains to be seen what all make it to the production version. Also, the boot mounted spare wheel is now gone. Thankfully!

Honda Jazz Crossover/WR-V

Honda Jazz Twist 2FM Crossover

Expected launch: Early 2017

Internally known as ‘2FM’ and likely to be called WR-V, the Honda Jazz-based crossover is said to be coming next year. Engine options (1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel) are unlikely to change, and it will be positioned below the upcoming Honda BR-V compact SUV. Aesthetic updates will include plastic cladding, new style bumpers, added roof rails, etc.

Maruti Ignis

Maruti Ignis Concept 1

Expected launch: Sept-Oct 2016

Introduced in the Japanese market, the Ignis is also scheduled to reach the Indian market this festive season. The micro-crossover is likely to be positioned against the KUV100, and will offer a rugged appearance, Maruti Suzuki’s reliability, and all that at an affordable price.

Honda WR-V’s photo: Source

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