Volkswagen of Brazil has teased the upcoming Urban Coupe crossover it plans to bring to market next year.
UPDATE, 4/9/19: New information has been released by Volkswagen Europe. The Urban Coupe will go into production at Volkswagen's Anchieta plant in Brazil from 2020, while European production will start in 2021.
The new model is said to 'combine sportiness with a high driving position', and has been developed in Brazil for the Latin American market, though a version of this model will be built and sold in Europe as well from 2021.
As we can see from the teaser sketch above, the Urban Coupe will don numerous 'SUV Coupe' design cues like a raked windscreen, sloping roofline and fastback tailgate.
It appears Volkswagen is aiming to bring the coupe-styled crossover design to the masses, given vehicles of similar styling tend to be reserved for the luxury end of the market.
There's no word on what the production model will be called, or what size it'll be, though we do know the Urban Coupe will be based on the ubiquitous MQB platform.
Our guess is, given the South American focus, is that the Urban Coupe will be a sportier version of the new T-Cross crossover, which was revealed in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, meaning the production model will likely share the T-Cross's MQB A0 underpinnings too – also shared with the Polo hatchback.
The common componentry with the T-Cross means the Urban Coupe should be relatively compact – 'urban' in the name also points in this direction – and offer several small-capacity engines depending on market.
Further details will come to light when the Urban Coupe is revealed in the coming months. Stay tuned for all the latest.