Cars that made animpact, thanks toA�their unconventionalA�shapes and sizes
The Kwid was the first to pack in all theA�practicality and economy of a budgetA�hatchback in an attractive SUV form.A�With the black cladding at the bottomA�and a ground clearance of 180mm, theA�little car looks like a butch off-roader,A�without the four-wheel drive. Under its
contoured hood is a peppy little 799ccA�three-cylinder SCe (Smart ControlA�Efficiency) petrol engine that makesA�54hp and 72Nma��good enough for a carthat weighs barely 660kg. Rs 2.75 lakhA�(ex-showroom Chennai).Details: renault.co.in/Kwid
Fiat married the concept of a crossoverA�to the performance hatchback andA�launched its own juiced up version withA�the help of its sport division, Abarth thatA�rightfully has a scorpion for its logo. TheA�Fiat Avventura Abarth is powered by a1.4 T-Jet engine that generates 140bhpand does the 0-100kmph run in 9.9 seconds.The scorpion decal and red Abarthstickers at the sides add to the a�?stinga��quotient of this hot crossover. `10.26lakh (ex-showroom Chennai)Details: fiat-india.com/avventura.
Ford made history in 2013 by introducingA�a strange, new concepta��a city car thatA�looks like a rugged SUV with a spareA�wheel mounted at the rear. This fit intoA�the excise-duty friendly sub-4 metreA�package. The success of the compactA�crossover went on to spawn a whole newsegment thata��s now rife with options. Butwith its delicious features and driveability,the EcoSport has maintained its positionat the top. The choice of engines area 1.5-litre 1TiVCT petrol available withmanual and automatic transmissionoptions, a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel and ahugely popular 1.0-litre EcoBoost. Rs 6.81lakh (ex-showroom Chennai).Details: india.ford.com/ecosport