Friday, September 10, 2010

AWD subcompacts on the horizon

Between 1994 and 2007 there were no all-wheel drive subcompact cars. The last one was the Subaru Justy, the latest was the Suzuki SX4. Now it's 2010 and there still is only one AWD subcompact on the market, the SX4. However this will change soon.

The Nissan Juke will be available soon what with its turbocharged engine and AWD run through a CVT. Also coming soon is the MINI Countryman, which will even be running in the WRC. Pretty cool! Add to this, the recent spy photos of a Ford Fiesta crossover and an alleged AWD Fiat 500, and suddenly there's a bona-fide small, AWD segment. Who'd have thought?


Anonymous said...

The Toyota Urban Cruiser AWD ,based on the Scion Xd is coming soon too.

Andy Lilienthal said...

Coming to the U.S.? Do you have a source?