Like sedans before it, crossovers are exploding in popularity around the world.
With so many new entrants on the market for 2016, and so many sub-segments to deal with, Motoring TV's 2016 Car of the Year show features not one, not two, but three crossover segments.
This time we take a look at the top picks for Affordable Crossover of the Year.
First up is the Jeep Renegade, an Italian-built cute ute that marks the smallest vehicle ever sold with a Jeep badge.
Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500X, the Renegade has been Jeep-ified to provide some separation between the two.
Next up is the Honda HR-V, a vehicle that, as Graeme Fletcher puts it, "is a city-friendly crossover with more than its fair share of comfort, convenience and versatility."
Like the Fit on which it is based, the HR-V maximizes its interior space like nothing else in its segment while providing a small footprint and the fuel economy to match.
And last but not least is the Mazda CX-3, "an attractive ride that brings flexibility in an urban-friendly package," according to Graeme.
So which new affordable crossover takes the crown for 2016?
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This segment originally appeared on Episode 13 of Motoring 2016.