Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers unveil new challengers in the booming sector. At this month's Frankfurt auto show, Hyundai, Kia, Citroen and Seat will debut their latest entries in a segment that is forecast to almost double to 2.2 million sales in 2021 from 1.16 million last year.
The segment is "a very hot market," IHS Markit principal analyst Ian Fletcher said.
The Citroen C3 Aircross, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic and Seat Arona will have their public unveilings in Frankfurt on Tuesday, September 12.
They will join a segment that can trace its explosion in popularity back to 2010, when Nissan launched the Juke.