Volkswagen has released a short teaser confirming its new Polo-based “urban coupé” will wear the “Nivus” nameplate (and not the "T-Sport" badge as previously thought).
According to Motor1.com, the as-yet-unrevealed Nivus will first be sold in Brazil in 2020 before hitting European markets at a later date. It’s not yet known whether there are plans to offer the newcomer in South Africa.
So, what do we know about the Nivus? Well, from what we understand it will effectively take the form of a crossover derivative of the popular Polo hatchback, slotting in below the T-Cross and running on the VW Group's familiar MQB A0 platform.
Based on what we can see in the teaser video embedded below, the Nivus will feature a raised ride height, a dramatically sloping (coupé-style) roofline and chunky roof rails, along with an extended rear overhang to accomodate a larger luggage area.
According to Motor1.com’s report, the Brazilian-spec Nivus will be offered with a 1,0 TSI engine driving the front wheels via either a six-speed manual gearbox or a self-shifting transmission with the same number of cogs.
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