Report: Volkswagen may enter the subcompact crossover race, and next-gen Polo to come stateside

Volkswagen loves dipping their hands into everything, including markets that we never knew even existed. But it seems there’s one segment that Volkswagen still has yet to capitalize upon, which is the growing subcompact market in the US of A.

That said, word in the pipeline via MotorTrend is that Vee-dub may be  in the works with a new subcompact crossover to sit below the Tiguan. This apparently comes as per a confirmation via a “company spokesman,” who also apparently said that the next generation Polo will reach our shores as well.

Volkswagen’s former chief engineer, Ulrich Hackenberg, did express interest in competing with the latest Buick Encore, while Honda is also supposedly working on their own subcompact crossover based on the Fit.

The said subcompact will be based off of the already ubiquitous MQB modular architecture, which underpins a wide-variety of Volkswagen models. This also leaves the possibility for a wide range of power plants and drivetrains—gasoline engines, hybrid systems, all-electric propulsion, all-, or front-wheel drive included.

A launch date of 2016 is expected.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: MotorTrend

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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