Volkswagen introduced the coupe-shaped Volkswagen NivusApril 16, 2020
The stylish, compact CUV could eventually replace the Polo hatchback.
The debut of the new Volkswagen Nivus will take place soon, but the Brazilian division of the brand could not resist and prematurely published information about the model. Along with additional details about the coupe-inspired subcompact SUV, the company also introduced images of the slightly disguised VW Nivus.
For the development of new items, which will be collected in Brazil, the engineers and designers of the South American office of Volkswagen were responsible. However, European Volkswagen dealers will soon begin to receive a coupe-like crossover, as it will be produced on the continent. Brazil will receive the first batch of VW Nivus by June, and other Latin American markets only by the end of the year
The compact crossover is noteworthy in that it reduces the style of the coupe to one of the cheapest car classes. Unlike traditional SUVs in the face of T-Cross, Tarek and Tiguan, Nivus has a dynamic rear design that is somewhat reminiscent of a Porsche Macan. And unlike the other VW coupe crossover, the Nivus is much more aerodynamic than the new Atlas Cross Sport. LED taillights and daytime running lights give the Nivus a surprisingly luxurious character, while 17-inch alloy wheels fill the wheel arches of the small crossover well.
Built on the same MQB architecture that already underpins several Volkswagen models, the Nivus will be powered by an exclusively 1.0-liter 128-hp in-line engine. and 200 Nm of torque. The six-speed Automatic transmits power to the front wheels since 4Motion all-wheel drive does not rely on a budget model. In previous reports, it was assumed that the base would be a 6-speed manual gearbox, but Volkswagen do Brasil mentioned only automatic transmission. However, this combination has already been used and has proven effective in other VW cars, and the small Nivus should continue the trend.
The new Volkswagen Nivus boasts 415 liters of boot space. This number compares favorably with the Polo luggage compartment with a volume of 285 liters, which can make the Nivus more attractive for small families.
It is not known for certain where the new Nivus will be sold. It is possible that if the model is brought to the United States, it will become the company’s most affordable product – the cost of the model can be about $ 17,000. However, we expect VW to focus instead on first launching another $ 20,000 crossover on the market, taking a niche “under” Tiguan.
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