New Polo-Based 2018 Volkswagen Subcompact SUV Spied

We already know that Volkswagen plans to introduce a Polo-based crossover, but in contrast to the previous testing mule, this one seems to feature production-ready bodywork. However, we still have no clue how will be called the upcoming 2018 Volkswagen subcompact SUV, which will probably come sometime next year, or in early 2018.

2018 Volkswagen subcompact SUV spy

2018 Volkswagen Subcompact SUV: Styling Details

Judging by the spy shots we got, the 2018 Volkswagen subcompact SUV will definitely resemble the next generation Polo. Moreover, the resemblance between this prototype and recently spied Polo GTI is really obvious. Still, beside its indisputable Polo nature, VW’s future subcompact SUV will also pick some styling cues from the T-Cross Breeze concept. This is pretty noticeable in the front end, which gets concept’s dynamic layout, identical wheels and exactly the same spoiler. Of course, the Breeze is convertible, while the future SUV gets only the conventional hard-top roof.

 Engine Options and Platform

The 2018 VW subcompact SUV will ride on the highly-modular MQB platform, which will enable both front- and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. The German carmaker will add a number of engine options, so you can expect a base 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine and several variants of 1.5-liter mills. Some markets will get an oil-burner model that will be powered by a 1.6-liter diesel unit. All options will be matted to a DSG double-clutch transmission, but you will be able to pick a manual gearbox too.

Rivals and Price

The entry-level crossover will compete in very popular segment, which already has some amazing modes such as the new Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, Chevy Trax and Honda’s HR-V. This means that we can expect pretty similar price that might start at $20,000. There is no word about the US model yet, but we hope to see the North American model too.

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