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.
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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.