A speculative rendering of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo hatch’s anticipated SUV companion has surfaced online, ahead of a possible 2018 launch.
This latest rendering, produced by Dutch blogger Remco Meulendijk, combines design elements from all of these concepts and gives us a glimpse of how the new compact SUV may look when it goes into production.
The artwork shows a compact SUV clearly inspired by the recent T-Cross Breeze concept, along with the recently unveiled 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Meulendijk’s design outlines practical proportions with a tall glasshouse, but we may yet see a more tapered Mazda CX-3-like roofline appear on the final model for a more sporting look.
Above: 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
“Actually, we have the new Tiguan for the A+ segment, we will have the T-Roc for the A- segment - that means, the segment of the Golf - then we will have the T-Cross, the segment of the Polo,” Neusser said, before going on to explain that all these new-generation SUVs will be built off the brand’s modular architecture, MQB.
If the T-Roc and Audi Q2 are anything to go by, the sub-Tiguan SUV will be aimed at younger buyers, combining the all-rounder image of an SUV with a more sporty and urban focus.
Above: Audi Q2
The compact Volkswagen SUV is likely to be offered with the choice of front- and 4motion all-wheel-drive mated to a range of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.
Volkswagen is understood to have trademarked a number of potential names for its new small SUVs, including Teracor, Tribue, Taigun and Terasun, continuing the brand's fashion of T-named SUVs and concept SUVs.