Volkswagen has officially revealed the much-awaited Volkswagen Nivus 2020 crossover, which is scheduled to be launched in Brazil in the end of June 2020.
The new Nivus compact crossover with coupe design will also go on sale in Argentina by the end of this year. The European launch will take place in the first half of 2021.
The Volkswagen Nivus 2020 is built on the MQB AO platform, which also underpins the T-Cross, New Polo and the Virtus sedan. In India, VW Group will introduce this platform in 2021. The company will launch the Taigun mid-sized SUV and the next-gen Vento.
The Volkswagen Nivus 2020 crossover is 4.26 meters in length and shares 2.56 meters long wheelbase with the Polo hatchback. However, it is longer than the Brazilian-spec T-Cross that measures 4.19 meters in length and has 2.65 meters of wheelbase.
The Volkswagen Nivus has an elongated rear overhang, which is significantly bigger than the T-Cross. It has a boot capacity of 415-litres, which is 42-litres more than the T-Cross offering 373-litres.
Powering the crossover is a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of producing 128bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. A six-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox is available as standard.
The Brazilian-spec model is fitted with high-end safety and security features like six airbags, ESC, traction control, automatic emergency braking, ABS with EBD, brake assist, reverse camera and sensors, etc.
The Coupe SUV also gets adaptive cruise control – a feature normally available in high-end and expensive cars.
The Nivus comes fitted with a new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, called the VW Play multimedia center. This unit is compatible with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. VW will also introduce this infotainment system in the Taigun SUV.
Key features including automatic AC, LED lights, multi-functional steering wheel, reverse camera, tire pressure sensors, digital instrument console, front parking sensors, automatic post-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, etc.
Volkswagen Nivus 2020 won’t make its way to our market, instead VW will launch the Nivus-platform based mid-sized SUV – Taigun in the early 2021.