Exclusive – Volkswagen confirms the Polo-based crossover image

A Volkswagen representative has confirmed the production of a Polo-based crossover to inautonews.com but the model will not apply to the United States auto market.

Rumors on Volkswagen developing a crossover based on the Polo sub-compact car have been around for quite some time now and this has been recently confirmed for production by a company’s representative, who was contacted by our team. According to the Volkswagen official, the model will be hitting the production line but it will not become available for order in the United States.

“Polo-based crossover doesn’t apply to the U.S. market”, said the VW official to inautonews.com.

The supermini has been in production in its fifth generation since 2008 and last year it has received a facelift. The model is offered in 3 body styles, a three-door hatchback, a five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan, riding on the Volkswagen Group A05 platform, which is also used on the Seat Ibiza and on the Audi A1. The crossover, which will probably be made using the same architecture, will be slightly larger than the Polo and it will be getting a lot of safety gizmos on it, along with a wide variety of engines which will include petrol and diesel units. The model will become a rival for vehicles such as the Nissan Juke, the Renault Captur, the Opel Mokka, the Chevrolet Trax, the Ford EcoSport, the Peugeot 2008 and so on. More details on the sub-compact crossover are limited at this time.