It is no secret that Volkswagen is readying an all-new compact SUV, which will be based on the Polo crossover. The new model will sit below the T-Cross, which will also come to India. Scheduled to make debut in Brazil in May 2020, the Volkswagen T-Sport compact SUV will replace the Cross Polo in the brand’s global line-up. The small SUV has been spotted testing for the first time on the Brazilian streets.
The first spy image confirms that new T-Sport features a coupe-style body. It will be designed in Brazil and produced in the Sao Bernardo do Campo (SP) factory. The SUV will also be made in Spain and will be exported to the European markets. What’s interesting is that Volkswagen is also working on all-new small crossover to be positioned below the T-Sport and the Tarok pickup.
The upcoming Volkswagen T-Sport will be based on the MQB AO platform that also underpins the Polo hatchback, Virtus sedan and the T-Cross compact SUV. While the Virtus ride on 2,651mm wheelbase, the Polo has a wheelbase of 2,565mm. The VW T-Sport comes with curved roof trim and elongated rear. It comes with wider bumpers and the soft roof fall and LED lights similar to that of the T-Cross. It comes with 17-inch wheels and a higher ground clearance.Also See – Volkswagen T-Sport first design sketch out
Previous reports claim that the VW T-Sport will ride on 16-inch wheels with 205/60 tires, and 17-inch wheels shod with 205/55 section tyres. The coupe-SUV will offer a boot space of around 300-litres. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that offers two states of tunes – 116bhp/172Nm and 128bhp/200Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The T-Sport is likely to share the interior with the Polo hatchback. It is likely to be offered with different interior bits and colour options for the centre console. The VW T-Sport is likely to be equipped with features like stability control, traction control and 4 airbags.