An image of the new Volkswagen Nivus ended up leaking on Tuesday, March 17. The photo was presented during a meeting with shareholders of the brand and ended up leaking on the internet. Previously, the automaker had provided few details of the model. But with today’s photo, you can get a sense of what the front of the vehicle will look like.
The new Volkswagen Nivus was developed in Brazil and, with the matrix’s approval in Germany, the model will be launched in Europe and other markets. It will be a coupe-style crossover and some elements that may resemble the T-Cross and also the Polo.
In Brazil, the car will be produced at the factory in São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo. The project underwent a reformulation to start the production of Nivus. The launch is scheduled for the month of May, however the automaker should review the debut because of the advancement of the new coronavirus.
Recently, Volks released a teaser video for Nivus. In terms of content, she revealed the VW Play, the unprecedented multimedia system with streaming, which was also developed in Brazil.
At the rear, Volkswagen’s new crossover coupe follows a design adopted by premium models from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The Nivus brings a “fallen” look and the automaker should adopt this format in other future models.
Regarding the mechanical assembly, the new Volkswagen Nivus should arrive with 1.0 turbo three-cylinder engines; it is capable of generating 128 horsepower. The transmission should only be automatic with six speeds. The 1.4 turbo engine with 150 hp of power can also be made available.
Technically, the coupe SUV can also receive the 150 hp 1.4 turbo engine used in the T-Cross. However, it is possible that the new SUV will be equipped only with the 1.0 turbo engine. Like the T-Cross, the new SUV will only have front-wheel drive. For now, Volkswagen’s only SUV with all-wheel drive option will remain the Tiguan.
Connectivity should also be one of the model’s highlights. Volkswagen released a teaser showing the screen of the Nivus multimedia center, which was developed in Brazil.
The Nivus will be made at the Volkswagen factory in São Bernardo do Campo (SP), where Polo and Virtus are produced. The unit was modernized to receive the new car and improve productivity.