It is no secret that Volkswagen is gearing up to unveil the long-awaited Nivus crossover. Developed entirely in Brazil, the Volkswagen Nivus is a crossover with a coupe-like profile. The company has released a new image revealing the front design of the Nivus. The SUV is scheduled to be launched in Brazil in the end of this year, while European launch will take place in 2021.
The Volkswagen Nivus will have a global premiere in April or May 2020. The new model is based on the MQB AO platform, which also underpins the new Polo, Virtus mid-sized sedan and the T-Cross compact SUV. The image released is not clear, but good enough to reveal the design detail of the Nivus.
The Coupe-like crossover shares some of the styling cues from the T-Cross. It features horizontal chrome bar that crosses the air-intake to the company logo, integrated LED headlamps, wider-air inlet and huge enclosure for the fog lamps.
The side profile of the Nivus looks similar to that of the Polo. The SUV gets muscular wheel arches, alloy wheels, a strong beltline and Polo-like door handles. Similar to the T-Cross, the crossover has high ground clearance. The functional roof rails on the top and sloping roofline is also visible in the picture.
Inside the cabin, the new Volkswagen Nivus crossover gets new VW Play multimedia centre developed in Brazil. The crossover will also feature the Active Info Display digital instrument console, which we have already seen on the other MQB platforms. The steering wheel is sourced from the European T-Cross.
The Volkswagen Nivus will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine that also powers the Polo, Virtus and T-Cross. Paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, this engine is capable of producing 128bhp. Volkswagen India is currently working on the Taigun compact SUV and a sub-4 meter SUV based on the MQB AO IN platform. Both these SUVs are scheduled to be launched in 2021.