Ahead the Geneva Motor Show, scheduled to begin March 3, Volkswagen released teaser images of its upcoming affordable SUV that will be based on the Polo hatchback. The teaser images give a glimpse of the face, front wheel and the grille section of the SUV. Unfortunately, there is no information on the interior, powertrain or even name of the SUV for now.
Judging by the teaser image, the compact SUV will feature LED headlights and square-shaped LED daytime running lights. The compact SUV is draped in yellow body paint in the pictures, and also sports plastic cladding in the lower section of the bumper and wheel arches. This can mean either the upcoming SUV will be a full-blown sports utility vehicle or it is just a gimmick to make it look like an off-road model.
What Volkswagen claims is the new compact SUV is the beginning of a broad SUV offensive and perfectly suited for everyday use. VW says the compact SUV's cabin will be similar to the BUDD-e concept, which means the number of buttons and knobs inside the cabin will be minimal. The show car at the Geneva Motor Show will be the first prototype and many changes can be expected in the production-spec model, which is likely to hit the markets in 2018.
VW is more likely to build the compact SUV in the MQB platform in front-wheel-drive format. It was reported that the company quashed the previous compact SUV concept, the Taigun, for production. The new SUV essentially is a replacement for the Taigun.