Volkswagen Teases 2021 Nivus, Again

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Volkswagen has teased its 2021 Nivus urban crossover yet again. The Nivus is aimed at the South American and European markets.

The teasers don't stop with the Volkswagen Nivus. First announced back in September 2019, the Volkswagen Nivus is a Polo-based cross coupe. Previously, a video showing some details of the Nivus, including the interior, was released by Volkswagen and now a pair of revealing teaser images show the Nivus wearing a psychedelic wrap. 

 The Nivus features a tapered roofline, very much like the recently-revealed, China-only Tayron which is a coupe version of the popular Tiguan. 

A generously proportioned rear end ensures competitive luggage capacity at a claimed 415 litres, despite the tapered roofline, plus the Nivus' tailgate features a slightly broader taillamp design than the T-Cross. Developed on the very accomplished VW MQB A0 platform (the same one that underpins the T-Cross), the Nivus should have all the ride, handling and refinement attributes of a Polo, but with additional ground clearance. The Nivus will be powered by a  94 kW / 200 Nm, 1.0-litre 3-cylinder TSI turbopetrol engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A 6-speed manual transmission may also be offered. 

The Nivus will be fully revealed later this year and a European market introduction is likely in 2021. Given how much love there is locally for the T-Cross and the imminent launch of the T-Roc, it's hard to see where the Volkswagen Nivus would fit in, but if Audi SA can make provision for both a Q3 and Q3 Sportback, then anything is possible. 

Further Reading

Volkswagen Urban Coupe Teaser Image

VW teases new Polo-based cross-coupe

Volkswagen SA to expand T-Cross range in 2020

New Volkswagen T-Cross vs Volkswagen Polo - Which one should you buy?

Volkswagen T-Roc (2020) International Launch Review

Volkswagen Nivus Teaser Video