Volkswagen is readying an all-new compact SUV, called the Nivus. To be based on the new Polo (global-spec), the new SUV will be positioned below the T-Cross in the company’s SUV line-up. The VW Nivus has recently been spotted standing next to a Honda WR-V, resulting into speculations about its dimensions.
The Volkswagen Nivus will come with a wheelbase same as the Polo (2,565mm), but the length of the car will be longer. The global-spec VW polo is 4,057mm long, and the Nivus is expected to measure around 4.10 m in length. The European-spec T-Cross is 4.199mm in length, and the Nivus will be slotted right between the Polo and the T-Cross. The Honda WR-V measures 4 meter in length, and has a wheelbase of 2,555mm.
The spotted model was fitted with full-LED headlights, which is likely to be offered as optional. ORVMs, door handles and the door vents seems heavily inspired by the Polo and Virtus. Featuring the SUV-Coupe styling, the new model features plastic fenders on the fenders and roof bars. The tail-lamp has darkened finish, and there will be a centerpiece connecting the two-sides.
The spotted model was equipped with rear disc brakes, which suggests that it features a 1.0-litre TSI engine. This engine offers two states of tunes – 105bhp/165Nm and 128bhp/200Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
The Volkswagen Nivus compact SUV is likely to make global debut in May 2020. It will first go on sale in Brazil, followed by European launch later this year. Volkswagen is yet to make an official statement on Nivus launch in India; however, the SUV could arrive in our market in 2022.