Volkswagen Developing Subcompact Crossover

Volkswagen is keen to grow its SUV lineup and capitalize on the rapidly-expanding crossover market, which has more than doubled in size over the last decade and now accounts for a sizable chunk of the global automotive vehicle sales. Keeping that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the German automaker is working on subcompact crossover.

The subcompact vehicle, which was likely foreshadowed during the 2014 Geneva Auto Show with the T-Roc CUV concept, will slot in below the Tiguan. In that capacity, the yet-unnamed vehicle will likely compete with other subcompact crossovers such as the Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore/Opel-Vauxhall Mokka, Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Nissan Juke, among others.

Volkswagen will utilize its ever-so-versatile MQB vehicle architecture shared with all next-generation VW vehicles with a transverse engine orientation. In that capacity, it will likely have the most in common with the next-gen VW Polo, while featuring eye-catching styling as seen on the T-Roc and CrossCoupe concepts.

The new crossover could be on the road by late 2017, and though we don’t know many details about it just yet, one thing is for sure: this subcompact VV CUV, along with other new Volkswagen crossovers, simply can not come soon enough, as the German automaker is in dire need of increasing its U.S. profits and sales volume.

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