Recently we are hearing a lot of rumors about expanding Volkswagen’s crossover range. The latest vehicle to be added to the lineup should be 2019 VW Polo SUV. Although Tiguan is their compact crossover, they have an empty spot in the subcompact segment. We know the hatchback version. It is a reliable, economical, and durable vehicle, and Polo SUV should carry the same characteristics. Initially, the plan was to release a new model in 2018, but due to controversies with engines and emissions, VW decides to prolong the debut.
2019 VW Polo SUV engine
As we already said, 2019 VW Polo SUV will be subcompact crossover. That means it is not going to use the too big engine. Experts are sure to perfect solution could be a 1.0-l petrol engine. With it, this vehicle can develop around 105 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of torque. Polo hatchback is using a diesel drivetrain. So, it is not impossible to see Volkswagen offer SUV with this kind of powertrain. Direct-shift transmission is a router for energy, and it will probably be 7-speed configuration. Finally, Volkswagen Polo is going to offer front-wheel drive by default. Optionally, buyers will be able to pick an AWD model.
2019 VW Polo SUV redesign
Regular Polo hatchback is using an MQB A0 platform. The crossover is not going to change it. That means fans will see many similarities between two models. However, 2019 VW Polo SUV will be bigger. Bumper, wheels, headlights are larger than on its sibling. Furthermore, 2019 Polo SUV should bring something new, and it will probably be lower profile. With it, company sacrifices off-road capabilities of the SUV. Interior will get all the latest technology and systems. LED lights are making control panel more transparent. The crossover is going to offer more space for passengers and cargo. According to rumors, VW Polo SUV will have 100 liters of storage area.
2019 VW Polo SUV competition and price
A major competitor of the 2019 VW Polo SUV will be the Buick Encore. Also, Mini is making many attractive models is subcompact segments. So, their Mini Cooper Paceman is also a rival. We expect new Polo crossover to be cheaper than $20,000.