LEAKED! – Volkswagen is working on a B segment and in an entry-level model crossover

You must already be aware that Volkswagen is working on a B segment crossover. It will be built over the MQB platform and will be a sort of Polo SUV. And there is even a concept that anticipates it, the T-Cross. And a vehicle that has precisely the same architecture, the Audi Q2. The big news about it is that the new crossover should be presented in 2017 as a 2018 model. If it is not presented earlier than that, at the Paris Motor Show. And also that Volkswagen is considering an entry-level crossover, possibly the Taigun. This is what we can deduce from a presentation that has recently emerged.

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Volkswagen names the production T-Cross as a B-SUV. And the other model as Entry SUV. The Taigun was an idea for an entry-level crossover presented at the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show. It would use the same platform applied to the up! model, the NSF (New Small Family). But it was deemed too small to be successful. So the new entry-level crossover may follow the same strategy Renault has adopted with the Dacia Duster: a larger, even if inexpensive, crossover. At least we hope so.

With this chart in mind, it is very likely that the new B-SUV will be exclusively for sale in Europe and in North America, while the Entry SUV will be slated for Latin America. We will keep you posted in case any news on these cars emerge.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.