Volkswagen Planning Small Class Crossover Based On The Polo
|   Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Volkswagen wants a slice from the much disputed city crossover segment. Many manufacturers have released models of this type and the German giant cannot stay away. According to British media, which quotes dr. Heinz-Jakob Neuser, the Volkswagen official says the German manufacturer is preparing a city SUV based on the VW Polo and MQB platform.

The new crossover does not have a name yet and will be placed in the VW range under the current Tiguan.
It will be offered only with front wheel drive, and most likely sister models will be developed under the Skoda and Seat brands.

The new Volkswagen will enter into direct competition with SUVs such as the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3 or Honda HR-V. Most probably, the future VW city crossover will have a design inspired by the T-Roc concept presented at Geneva Motor Show last year. But in contrast with the T-Roc concept the future series version of the SUV will have five doors.

Those of Volkswagen have plans for a smaller crossover model called Taigun. It would be based on model Up! but is still under evaluation by the VW officials and has not yet received the green light for the series production.

"A B-segment crossover would fit very nicely into our generous range. In the future we will have a minimum of one SUV in each segment – from the top-line SUV (Touareg) to MQB-based models and a number of derivatives including a Golf SUV and a Polo SUV. Core markets for the Polo SUV will be China, South America and Europe" said Dr Heinz-Jakob Neuser, board member for technical development at VW.

In the future, Volkswagen wants to have at least one crossover in each segment. Neuser thinks the rush for crossovers models is still underway and will keep going for a while. At the same time Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen America, said there is enough room for a few other derivatives inspired by those high-riding models.

"Car companies are producing SUVs like crazy at the moment. We have to get the next Tiguan and mid-size SUV right, but then there is room for derivatives – whether that's models which are priced upwards or downwards. We need to be able to react quickly to what the market is doing and what customers want in each segment" Michael Horn declared.

The SUV inspired by the VW Polo model will join the new versions of the Tiguan and Touareg (will debut in 2016) and two new full-sized SUVs based on the MQB platform.

They will have a seven-seat SUV (prefigured by the CrossBlue concept) and a five-seat SUV and a mid-size coupe (as seen by the Cross Coupe GTE concept at the Detroit Motor Show previously this year).

The CrossBlue and CrossBlue Coupe concepts are intended for the markets in the United States and China. On the short term, a plan to bring them to Europe is also being considered. So we see VW has big plans, now let's see how they carry them out.
Comments:
Name required * Email required Email not valid *
Comment required *

Latest news
Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:30:31 Nissan is present at the Detroit Auto Show with a compact concept SUV called...
Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:25:17 Another Hyundai premiere at the Detroit Auto Show is the new Veloster N,...
Friday, August 17, 2018 10:20:24 The South Koreans from Kia presented at the Auto Show in Detroit the new...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:15:59 After a massive promotion campaign, the US subdivision of Hyundai has officially...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:05:55 Acura boasted that the new RDX is 100% made in the United States and is...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 09:54:10 At the core of the new VW Jetta is the MQB platform, which is already used...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 09:50:38 General Motors held the world premiere for the new generation Chevrolet...
Monday, August 13, 2018 09:45:39 The Ram Trucks brand, currently belonging to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,...
Sunday, August 12, 2018 09:39:52 Ford brought the new generation mid-size Ranger pick-up at the Detroit Auto...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 09:34:13 At the Auto Show in Detroit, American car manufacturer Ford celebrates the...