Volkswagen is apparently planning on developing a smaller crossover than the current Tiguan, which might be based on the Polo.
The newest struggle for most carmakers is entering the B-segment for crossovers, a “thing” invented by Nissan with its Juke a few years back and now copied by models such as the Renault Captur, Opel Mokka, Peugeot 2008, Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet Trax and so on. The newest addition to the segment is believed to be a new vehicle which will be developed by Volkswagen. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet, but according to a recent report published by AutoExpress, the model in question might be based on the next generation of the Polo. After its introduction, in a few years, Skoda and Seat will probably give birth to their own variants too.
The new Volkswagen Polo-based crossover is expected to get a similar design to the T-ROC Concept, which has been officially presented to the public during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but in its production version, the model should come in a five-door body style, instead of the 3-door one seen on the concept. This came with an appealing design and it used a 2.0 liter four-cylinder TDI engine under its hood, with 184 HP (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The unit was connected to a 7-speed DSG transmission, sending power to the all-wheel drive system and allowing the crossover to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9s and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).