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The rumored Kona N will need competition, after all

We've learned that Hyundai's engineers are working on a high-performance N version of the Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover SUV. And while people might cringe at the idea of putting effort into making a crossover sporty, we're not opposed to the idea. It worked pretty well in the case of the Nissan Juke Nismo RS, and now that it's gone, really the only sporty little crossover left is the Mini Countryman S and John Cooper Works. And if we're stuck in a crossover world, why not have ones that are

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Kicks vs C-HR, Kona, Soul, HR-V and Renegade

Anyone else have "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People stuck in their heads? Well, you do now. I couldn't be the only one. Anyway, the 2018 Nissan Kicks is a thing. It replaces the Nissan Juke, which Mr. Stocksdale thought was a bad idea and Mr. Myself thought was a smart idea. Nevertheless, neither of us were especially pumped up by the Kicks.

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Kona vs HR-V vs Soul vs C-HR vs Crosstrek vs Renegade

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is the hottest new thing in the hottest new segment: subcompact crossovers. Or B-segment SUVs. Or whatever you might want to call this hodge-podge collection of vehicles of vaguely similar specs. Each is pretty much just a raised hatchback in some form (or literally in the case of one entry), skewing the increasingly vague line between car and SUV. If there was ever a segment that deserved the term "crossover" for more reasons than just its car-based unibody architecture, t

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Eclipse Cross vs Toyota C-HR vs Subaru Crosstrek vs Nissan Rogue Sport

A battle of oddball small crossovers.

SEMA

A challenger for the Nissan Juke-R.

It doesn't have a C-HR engine under the hood.

Frankfurt

And its design evokes primal forces of nature

Design evokes the fiery forces of nature.

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Pricier than competitors, but every C-HR has advanced safety features.

It comes with plenty of standard features and funky style.

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Though a C-HR might make more sense in the American market.

We would welcome any sporty car Toyota gives us.

Official

At least in Japan, but expect the powertrain to come to America

Don't expect the 1.2-turbo to appear in the US.

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The 2017 Toyota 86 replaces the Scion FR-S, but the renamed model benefits from more power and sharper styling. We'll see it at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

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The new C-HR marks Toyota's entry into the ultra-competitive sub-compact CUV market, with a car heavily inspired by the concept. It'd have made a great Scion.

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Images of the production Toyota C-HR have leaked online ahead of the five-door crossover's official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Toyota will debut the production version of the C-HR crossover concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and the powertrain lineup includes a hybrid. The CUV should eventually arrive in the US, too.

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