Not long ago, Volkswagen reported a new SUV-roadster – the Nivus. Based on its teaser picture, IAB’s delivering master, Shoeb Kalania has come out with a delivering to showcase its profile. It will be launched universally in the second quarter of 2020.
The VW Nivus, similar to a regular SUV-car, features a sloping rooftop line, yet where it stands out is in its size. When launched, it will be one of the smallest SUV-coupes on sale globally. Aside from this, an extraordinary front-end design with diversely styled headlamps, lower guard, huge sized wheels and slightly harder looking side profile with passed out plastic cladding bodes well with its crossover tag. In addition, it also sports rooftop rails dark out pillars and sharp looking taillights comprising installed rakish LED elements. At the rear-end, the roofline arches descending to make a car like silhouette.
The VW Nivus will be based on the organization’s MQB A0 platform and will be focused on the developing markets. It will be launched in Brazil first. The possibility of an MQB A0 IN platform-based VW Nivus can’t simply be precluded considering India’s strong interest for small SUVs. That is a discussion for one decade from now, however.
The VW Nivus will probably be offered in Brazil with the VW Polo’s 1.0L TSI petrol-ethanol engine that produces 85 kW (115 PS) and 200 Nm of force running on petrol and 94 kW (128 PS) and 200 Nm of force running on ethanol. In that case, 6-speed manual and 6-speed programmed would be the transmission choices. Like the VW T-Cross, the VW Nivus will be strictly FWD.
The Nivus shares a reasonable bit of its underpinnings with the impending Volkswagen India 2.0 cars. This means, the Nivus MQB A0 platform (for developing markets) is closely identified with the MQB A0 IN engineering that will shape the basis of the impending Volkswagen Taigun SUV and the future VW sedan that will supplant the Vento.
The Nivus is 4,266mm long (about the same length as the 4.2m-long India-bound Taigun) and has a 2.56m wheelbase (about 90mm shorter than the Taigun) which makes it similar in size to the all-new Polo that is sold abroad. At 445 liters, the Nivus has a lot bigger trunk contrasted with the 373 liters offered by the Taigun that will come to India.