The concept model of the new Volkswagen SUV has been unveiled by a German website. The car is expected to be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show that is scheduled to be held in March this year. The actual launch date of the car will be sometime in 2016. It has been designed on the lines of Volkswagen Tiguan SUV and is based on the Polo hatchback.
On the basis of mutual decision, Volkswagen and Suzuki decided to end their partnership of working jointly on a compact SUV called the ‘Rocktan.’ Currently the Volkswagen engineers have been directed to go ahead with the plan for the new SUV. There are not many pictures of the car available on the internet, though certain pictures do give an idea about the looks of the car.
This new SUV will be based on the MQB platform or the Volkswagen Modular Transverse Matrix. The look of the car bridges the gap between the Taigun and Tiguan. In order to price the car competitively in the market, the car will features engines similar to that of Vento and it will share many parts with the new Polo.
Volkswagen is hoping that the car will do really well for them in the compact SUV segment. The competitive price of the car should also act as a factor which will help bring in the masses. The production model of the SUV is expected to be ready by 2016. Apart from this new compact SUV, Volkswagen is also working on another SUV, which will be based on Volkswagen Up! This car will be the cheapest in the Volkswagen lineup.
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