Volkswagen confirms Honda WR-V-rivaling MQB A0-based VW Cross Polo

Sagar Parikh

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At a media conference in Brazil, Volkswagen confirmed that it would launch an entry-level crossover to compete with the Honda WR-V and Chevrolet Onix Activ. In all likeliness, the company was referring to the next-gen VW Cross Polo.

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The next-gen VW Cross Polo will slot below the VW T-Cross.

The sixth-gen VW Polo has had a GTI variant from the get-go, but the ‘Cross’ variant has yet to make an appearance. Contrary to expectations, the arrival of the VW T-Cross would not mean the demise of the VW Cross Polo. The all-new VW Cross Polo will slot below the T-Cross. Volkswagen could name it the VW Polo Alltrack to differentiate the brands.

As in the speculative renderings here, the next-gen VW Cross Polo will feature an outdoorsy look. The crossover variant could get its distinctive styling with silver skid plates, black cladding around the lower body, unique alloy wheels, ORVM housing in silver or black colour and silver roof rails. It should have a raised suspension for increased ground clearance and bigger rims.

2018 VW Cross Polo rendering
Volkswagen could name the next-gen VW Cross Polo 'VW Polo Alltrack' to avoid the confusion with the VW T-Cross. Rendering courtesy: X-Tomi Design.

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Volkswagen could launch the VW Polo Alltrack in Brazil after the VW T-Cross, sometime in 2019.

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[Source: Motor1 Brazil]

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