Volkswagen confirms Honda WR-V-rivaling MQB A0-based VW Cross Polo

12 April 2018 - IndianAutosBlog

Volkswagen confirms Honda WR-V-rivaling MQB A0-based VW Cross Polo

At a media conference in Brazil, Volkswagen confirmed that it would launch an entry-level crossover to compete with the Honda WR-V and Chevrolet Onix Activ.

In all likeliness, the company was referring to the next-gen VW Cross Polo.

The sixth-gen VW Polo has had a GTI variant from the get-go, but the 'Cross' variant has yet to make an appearance. Contrary to expectations, the arrival of the VW T-Cross would not mean the demise of the VW Cross Polo. The all-new VW Cross Polo will slot below the T-Cross. Volkswagen could name it the VW Polo Alltrack to differentiate the brands.

As in the speculative renderings here, the next-gen VW Cross Polo will feature an outdoorsy look. The crossover variant could get its distinctive styling with silver skid plates, black cladding around the lower body, unique alloy wheels, ORVM housing in silver or black colour and silver roof rails. It should have a raised suspension for increased ground clearance and bigger rims.

Volkswagen could launch the VW Polo Alltrack in Brazil after the VW T-Cross, sometime in 2019.

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