Can The Volkswagen Nivus Be The Venue Rival For India?

Volkswagen has teased the Nivus in a short video

  • The video reveals the silhouette and various other design bits of the Nivus.
  • It is underpinned by the same platform as the Polo.
  • The Nivus might be powered by a 1.0 litre TSI engine.
  • It will make its debut in Brazil, followed by other European countries.

Volkswagen has teased a new subcompact SUV based on the Polo hatchback. Dubbed the Nivus, the teaser video shows the car’s various design aspects and ultimately its silhouette. Globally, the Nivus is the entry-level SUV offering from Volkswagen, positioned below the T-Cross SUV. 

The short video teaser shows the lower bumper design with fog lamps moving on to the swooping coupe-like roofline. Speaking of coupe, Volkswagen refers the Nivus as an urban coupe. The video ends with a silhouette of the Nivus which looks more like a crossover than an SUV. It is based on the popular MQB A0 which also underpins the Volkswagen Polo. Other highlights from the teaser include triangle fog lamps, headlamps with DRLs and tail lamps that extend to the boot.

Powertrian options are yet to be revealed but rumours suggest  a 1.0 litre TSI engine with 128 PS paired to a six-speed manual and automatic gearbox. Power will be sent to the front wheels only. The 1.0-litre TSI engine is also expected to be offered in a lower state of tune (115PS). 

The Volkswagen Nivus will make its debut in Brazil followed by European markets in 2021. Closer to home, Volkswagen has started testing the T-Roc SUV which will take its fight upto the Jeep Compass. There is no news as to whether the Nivus will make it to India, but Volkswagen is contemplating offering the smaller T-Cross for India to rival the likes of the Seltos.

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