Volkswagen has teased the Nivus subcompact Crossover and has said that the car will first be introduced in the Brazilian market after which it will be introduced in Europe. The car was earlier called the T-Sport and it looks like a small crossover coupe. Of course, the Nivus is the new name and it will slot below the T-Cross when it is unveiled and launched in markets. The Nivus is significant because it is based on the Polo and yes, it looks very different when compared to the hatchback. Though the teaser does not showcase much, we do get to see that the Nivus Coupe crossover comes with a different front grille and the coupe-like roofline with the roof rails bodes well with its crossover tag.
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So why are we interested in the Nivus? Well, it's based on the company's MQB A0 platform which has been specifically made by Volkswagen for emerging markets, but as we told you earlier, it will be the Brazilian market that will get the car first. While Volkswagen's MQB A0 IN platform will also spawn a whole bunch of cars for our markets, we cannot rule out that the Nivus for the country. We've already told you that Volkswagen has given a big push for SUVs in India and we will see cars like the T-Roc, Tiguan AllSpace and even the T-Cross based compact SUV hitting the market by 2020.
The Nivus then fits the bill to complete the company's SUV assault in the country. It will definitely give consumers a lot of options to choose from while also riding on the rising SUV trend not just in India but globally as well. With a similar wheelbase as the new-gen Polo (2560 mm) so expect it to have good space on the inside. The Nivus crossover coupe will be launched in Brazil in mid-2020 and we wait to hear from Volkswagen India whether it plans to bring this car to India.