Set to be revealed at next week's Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen CrossPolo is more about looking rugged than acting rugged, and will closely rival such contenders as the Suzuki SX4 Hatch.
Exterior stylistic changes including plastic trim with fake silver skid plates, anodised silver roof rails, wheel arch extensions, door decals and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the CrossPolo receives two-tone fabric (available in four shades ranging from beige to orange), embroidered seat backs, and, on high spec models, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminium trim, power windows, remote central locking, and power mirrors.
To be offered with a choice of six powertrains and two transmissions, the Volkswagen CrossPolo is scheduled to go on sale in Europe this May, followed by Japan and selected other countries later in the year. It is not yet clear if Australia is on the list. CarAdvice will keep you posted.