Spy Shots: Next-gen Volkswagen Polo SUV

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Volkswagen is expanding the Polo range to include an SUV/crossover model and while the vehicle you see here is heavily disguised, it gives you some idea of the newcomer that the Wolfsburg-based brand is readying for launch.

Photos by S.Baldauf / S.B. Medien

What you see here are the first spy shots of (what appears to be) the 2018 Volkswagen Polo SUV undergoing testing in Germany. It will be based on the next generation of Volkswagen Polo (a shortened MQB platform), feature all-wheel drive and incorporate design cues from the new Tiguan. The Polo SUV will have (the obligatory) raised ground clearance and roof rail; we'd be surprised if it didn't come with similar body cladding to the current CrossPolo. 

The crossover/baby SUV segment is one of the most competitive in the new vehicle market with the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Renault Captur currently tallying up healthy sales figures. A Volkswagen competitor will likely come in with aggressive pricing which will see it take a significant portion of sales.

While it may be an outrageous show car, the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept (shown below) showcases a smaller-than-Tiguan baby SUV. Expect some of these styling cues and dimensions to appear on the new Volkswagen Polo SUV.

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