Volkswagen was late to embrace the crossover craze, but they’re certainly making up for lost time as the company has introduced a slew of new models including the T-Cross and T-Roc.
There appears to be another one the horizon as Wards Auto reports the company will build a new crossover at its plant near Pamplona, Spain. Little is known about the model, but the publication says it will be a “sporty urban” crossover that will go into production in the second half of 2021.
The model will reportedly be a member of the Polo family and be offered with hybrid and electric powertrains. There’s no word on specifics at this point, but the crossover is slated to ride on the MQB platform which also underpins the Polo and T-Cross that are built at the plant.
While the company is staying tight-lipped about details, Volkswagen’s board member for production and logistics, Andreas Tostmann, said “Since the new model uses the same mechanical platform as those already built in Landaben, we can use the same manufacturing lines for it as for the Polo and the T-Cross, obtaining synergies that will allow us to manufacture it at competitive costs.”
That makes sense, but it will be interestingly to see how Volkswagen differentiates the model from the T-Cross. That particular crossover was launched last year with an assortment of petrol and diesel engines producing up to 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS).
The T-Cross is available exclusively with front-wheel drive and reports have suggested it won’t receive any electrified variants. It remains unclear if all-wheel drive will be offered on the new crossover, but it would likely be a welcome addition.
Note: VW Taigun concept pictured