Volkswagen has presented the Nivus in Brazil. In time, this model - albeit in slightly modified form - will also come to Europe. Later this year, the German brand will show the European version. We can expect this.

The Volkswagen Nivus is a cross between a coupé and an SUV and is therefore a crossover of the purest water. Thanks to cars such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé, such a body shape is already common in the higher segment, but not in the compact segment.

In fact, the Nivus will soon be in the Netherlands without a direct competitor. The situation is different elsewhere, as Renault supplies a coupé version of the Captur in Russia.

The sloping roofline should evoke associations with a coupé. (Photo: Volkswagen)

Well-known recipe

The Nivus shares its base with the Volkswagen Polo and measures 4.27 meters in length and 1.76 meters in width in Brazil. The new model is 1.49 meters high. The wheelbase at 2.57 meters is more or less equal to that of the T-Cross, the other compact SUV of the brand. The luggage compartment measures 415 liters.

The range of engines is likely to match that of the T-Cross and the other models in the Volkswagen family: the Seat Arona and the SKODA KAMIQ. Count on a three-cylinder petrol engine with 95 or 110 hp. The Nivus will probably also be available with the well-known 150 hp four-cylinder petrol engine.

The power units with 115 and 150 hp are available in the other models in combination with automatic transmission. That is expected to be no different with the Volkswagen Nivus. The car will hit the market in 2021.

The interior has many similarities with that of the T-Cross. (Photo: Volkswagen)

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