VW has finally unveiled the Nivus crossover SUV, which is expected to launch in South-America in June this year. The new coupe-SUV will launch in the European markets by next year.
German carmaker VW has officially revealed the Nivus crossover SUV. The all-new model will go on sale in Brazil in June this year and will be launched in Argentina by the end of this year. Moreover, the upcoming coupe SUV will hit the European markets by 2021. In the Brazilian market, the new VW Nivus will sit alongside the T-Cross. The Nivus will mainly target the urban and younger buyers who are looking out for a different product. The all-new VW SUV will be based on the company’s MQB AO platform, which is a more affordable version of the flexible MQB architecture. The VW Polo, Virtus and T-Cross retailed in foreign markets are also based on the same platform.
The all-new VW Nivus will be based on the comapny's MQB AO platform
Moreover, the VW Group will also introduce the same platform as MQB AO IN in the Indian market with VW Taigun, which is scheduled to launch by next year. In terms of looks, the upcoming VW Nivus looks quite similar to that of the Polo hatchback. Reports suggest that the all-new SUV will offer segment-first cabin space. The crossover SUV will offer 415-litre of luggage space. In terms of dimensions, the VW Nivus is 4,266 mm long (slightly longer than T-Cross), 1,757 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2,566 mm. Talking about the visual highlights, the SUV will feature a dynamic roofline, 17-inch smart-looking alloy wheels, SUV-inspired styling, aggressive LED headlamps and much more. Inside, the upcoming coupe SUV will get a Polo-inspired dashboard, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch Active Info Display digital instrument cluster and so on. The 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit will offer an internal 10 GB memory.
The Brazil-spec Nivus SUV will derive power from a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine
The Brazil-spec VW Nivus will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged, three-pot gasoline engine, which churns out 116 PS of peak power. Transmission duties will be done by 6-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the front wheels. In terms of safety, the SUV will come loaded with features like Fatigue Detector, Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Brake, reverse parking camera with sensors and much more.