Pseudo 4x4 crossover hatchbacks with their roof rails, body cladding and slightly higher ground clearance are all a bit fake, don’t you think?

The Volkswagen Polo Cross, Toyota Etios Cross and others look the part but they don’t really do anything, do they? They won’t get you out of a bit of mud or give you better traction on a twisty gravel road; they don’t have the mechanicals for that. Instead they are all about looking like you have that spirit of adventure while parked outside the local urban cafe. ..

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