The German brand has officially announced the name of its new SUV and extended teasers of the model. Market crossover will be released next year.
Cheap by the standards of the Volkswagen cross-coupe was announced in late August: the model developed in Brazil, there first and establish its production. The SUV was known under the code designation of the New Urban Coupe. Meanwhile, before the Brazilian media have found that the brand has already registered the name T-Sport, it was thought that it would get the coupe. However, Volkswagen has decided to break tradition to assign crossovers to their names on the letter T – the novelty called Nivus. Simultaneously published short video, which marred the production model.
Based Nivus is based on the platform MQB A0, it is also based on the VW Polo hatchback, sedan and SUV Virtus T-Cross. Profile of the Brazilian media report that the wheelbase kupeobrazny of the cross coincides with the local hatch Polo – 2,56 mm (Virtus and T-Cross – 2.65 mm). And Volkswagen said that Nivus has provided some “new technologies”. It is assumed that we are talking about a multimedia system, fully developed in Brazil.
The engine, according to preliminary data, will be one of the “turbotron” 1.0 TSI of the Polo. At hatch petrol version of this engine produces 116 BHP power engine running on ethanol is 128 HP Nivus supposedly will be offered with a six-speed “mechanics” or “automatic” (a Brazilian VW Polo is available with 5МКП or 6АКП). Drive – only the front.
On the conveyor located in Sao Bernardo do Campo (state of são Paulo) factory Volkswagen Nivus will be in may of 2020, in the same company today, collecting Polo and Virtus. Kupeobrazny cross tipped starting price tag 75 000 – 80 000 reais, equivalent to about 17 800 – 19 000 dollars at the current exchange rate. That is, Nivus will occupy a niche between the Polo hatch (53 590 R $ 12 or $ 700) and crossover T-Cross (from 84 990 R $ or 20 $ 200).
“Exclusive” South America “compartment” will not – it is also planning to produce and sell in Europe, but the timing is not yet named.