Volkswagen is now catching up to the segment of small SUV after years of consideration and deliberation. Not only they confirmed T-Roc and T-Cross crossover, they have now confirmed the development of Up! SUV. T-Cross is based on Polo whereas T-Roc is based on Golf. In the year 2014, Volkswagen Taigun Concept was revealed at Sao Paulo which was eventually aborted. The German automaker is bringing it back to life and we might see Volkswagen Up! SUV. This report surfaced on German publication AutoBild.
According to Autobild, Volkswagen’s Board of Director’s promptly approved T-Cross and T-Roc. However, Volkswagen Up! SUV took longer to be approved because of certain reasons. The main reason for that the development and production of Volkswagen Up! SUV was complex and expensive. Up! SUV shares not many parts with any of the existing models. The company decision to build Volkswagen Up! SUV is attributed to the small SUV market in Brazil. Brazil’s SUV market is currently being dominated by Ford EcoSport and Dacia Duster. Volkswagen also wants to be part of this segment.
There is a good chance that it will be renamed into T-Track. The huge success of Renault Kwid is also a good reason why Volkswagen is fastening things up. Volkswagen is looking for a low cost SUV for the Brazilian market which will be less expensive than Ford EcoSport. The final production version will make its way in the year 2020. As mentioned above, it will have T-Track moniker. Just like the Volkswagen Taigun, it will be 3.80 meter long and might be using three-cylinder engine. All versions will be front wheel drive system.