VW Urban Crossover Coupe Teased In Brazil, Confirmed For Europe

Volkswagen recently announced a significant investment in their Brazilian operations and now we’re learning what will be produced in the country.

In a press release, Volkswagen of Brazil confirmed they’ll build a new model called the “Urban Coupe.” It’s a crossover that was “100% developed” in Brazil and the teaser sketches suggest it will have a rakish windscreen, a sporty roofline and massive wheels. We can also see sweptback headlights, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and muscular side skirts.

Little else is known about the crossover, but Volkswagen’s President and CEO of Latin America said the Urban Coupe will combine sportiness with a high driving position. He went on to say the model will be the “democratization of a style offered today only in premium segment.” In essence, the Urban Coupe will be one of the first crossover coupes aimed at the masses.

Also Read: Volkswagen Commits $577 Million To Brazilian Plant In Sao Paulo

Besides the sporty styling, the crossover will be equipped with a new infotainment that was also developed in Brazil. The company says it will be intuitive and offer a high level of connectivity and personalization.

Besides being produced in Brazil, the Urban Coupe will be built in Europe as well. The company didn’t go into specifics about which markets the model will be sold in, but noted the crossover has “great export potential.”

While Volkswagen is staying tight-lipped, Motor1 suggested the model could be called the T-Sport and might be launched next year.

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  • Ilbirs

    VW do Brasil itself designs some good parts of its lineup since the 1970s and we must also put on account that our Type 3 versions were extensively redesigned compared to the ones seem on the rest of the world. It’s from VW do Brazil the Gol, one of the best selling nameplates of the brand on world history, being produced more than 8 million units mainly sold in Brazil and some Latin American countries in three generations (mistakenly called six generations due to the marketing people counting the restylings of the second and third gens as new generations and this falling into lay people minds).
    What is new here is that this “Urban Coupe”, rumored to be called T-Sport as our automotive press is saying, will be the first VW world model to be designed here in my country. VW itself arrived late to the small SUV party, as the T-Cross was released here just some months ago in a segment that was crowded way before. One of the solutions to be relevant is to go on different purposes, in this case introducing the coupe-like SUV to this segment. The T-Sport is rumored to ride on the same wheelbase of a Polo or a Euro-spec T-Cross, but having this raked roofline that turns it into some sort of “poor man’s Q3 Coupe”. There are also some possibilities of changes from the T-Cross when it comes to engine lineup, but we’re yet to see.

  • jfalckt

    a new VW SUV is about a necessary as a nun liking her own VJ through the convent railings

  • Perry F. Bruns

    What is it with Germans and Brazil?

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