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New details on the Volkswagen Polo-based crossover are starting to emerge as the model in question is said to be launched sometimes in 2017.

Volkswagen has officially confirmed the development of the the sub-compact crossover will be introduced in 2017. The vehicle is believed to be in the same size as the T-Roc Concept, shown in Geneva last year, and it will become a rival for the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Mazda CX-3, Opel Mokka and so on. In its final production version, it is believed to be based on the MQB platform, which will be modified, of course, and chances are this will also be used for the next generation of the Polo.

The engine lineup is believed to use new three- and four-cylinder units which will be shared possibly with the upcoming Polo and even with its larger brother, the Golf. We are not sure at this time whether it will share any components with the future Audi Q1 but chances are we are talking about similar vehicles. The Q1 should be more premium than the VW version and this means a more expensive price. Additional details on the Volkswagen Polo-based crossover are limited for the moment and will probably be announced in a couple of years, when the model will be unveiled a few weeks before its official debut which will be made during a major international automotive event.