VW Polo-based SUV starts road tests

06/04/2016 - 16:27 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

VW crossover range to include 5 models in the future.

The next-gen VW Polo is arriving next year and will reportedly enter production in June 2017. The sixth generation VW Polo won't have a 3-door hatchback version, but will have a crossover based on it. VW has started development of the new crossover, spyshots published by motor.es reveal. The company is testing the future crossover in a modified VW Golf Mk7 body. One of the clearly visible changes from the regular VW Golf is the increased ground clearance.

VW T-Cross Breeze concept headlamp, grille, fog lamp at the Geneva Motor Show Live
VW previewed the VW Polo-based crossover with the VW T-Cross Breeze concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

VW showed its interest in the compact crossover segment by showing the VW T-Cross Breeze concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The convertible crossover concept indirectly also previewed the likely exterior of the next-gen 2017 VW Polo hatchback.

The new compact crossover will share the MQB platform and the engines, transmissions and many other elements with the next-gen VW Polo. The latter will be offered with an array of petrol and diesel engines with displacements ranging from 1.0- to 1.8-litre, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

VW T-Cross Breeze concept rear three quarter at the Geneva Motor Show Live
The VW T-Cross Breeze concept's production version will be based on the MQB platform.

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Volkswagen plans to have five crossovers in the model range in the future and the new VW Polo-based crossover will be one of them. Three more of the remaining four are already known: VW Tiguan, VW Tiguan XL and a new VW Touareg.

[Source: motor.es]

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