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VW Polo SUV: In the works!

VW Polo SUV

Here’s the latest intel about the rumored VW Polo SUV. A must read!

The Polo SUV will be the first compact Volkswagen to be spun off the VW Group’s versatile new MQB platform, underpinnings that will be used across an expanded next-generation Polo range.

The rival for the Mini Countryman and Nissan Juke is expected to be closely related in size to the Audi Q2, a model that was previewed as the Crosslane Coupé at last month’s Paris motor show.

VW R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed to Autocar at the Paris show that an SUV in the ‘A0 segment’ — VW’s code for supermini-sized models — was at the top of the firm’s priority list for new model development.

“We have to increase our SUV offerings,” he said. “It’s important we get in the A0 SUV segment, and we’re working on it.” Hackenberg didn’t confirm an exact launch date for the new model, but hinted at 2014.