It is rumoured that Volkswagen is working on a convertible SUV based on the Polo hatchback. To support this a set of patent images have landed on the internet.
The German carmaker has already stated that they are working on a compact crossover or SUV based on the upcoming hatchback. This new SUV has been repeatedly spotted testing under heavy camouflage. But with the convertible SUV, VW will be targeting drop-top SUV segment.
The model in the patent images appears identical to the T-Cross Breeze concept, which was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The patent model features an upright nose, sharp headlamp, wide air dam and square shaped fog lamp housing. Front and rear bumper get skid plates.
The side profiles feature the SUV's two-door layout and foldable soft top. Wraparound taillights are likely to get LED treatment, whereas the rear fog lamps embedded in the bumper also gets square housings.
The interior is a combination of design taken from various models. With the fully digital instrument cluster, similar to the B9 Passat. The steering wheel has been shared from the Golf R Touch Concept. If at all this convertible SUV is manufactured, it is likely to be powered by the same engine as the next-gen Polo.
Source – Motor.es