A German newspaper has described two new Volkswagen SUVs as "certain," but comments from a company spokesperson this week paint a different picture.
The Polo can already be bought in Europe in 'CrossPolo' form which, like many Euro-market VW cars, adds off-roader styling elements and a raised suspension package.
The Up! has also been previewed in CrossUp! concept form, although the carmaker has yet to confirm a production version.
Rather than jacking up and enhancing the existing cars, the new SUVs would likely debut with all-new styling, sharing only the MQB underpinnings of the next-generation Polo, and the NSF platform of the Up! - an idea teased by the unique Buggy Up! concept.
The newspaper may have jumped the gun however, with a Volkswagen spokesperson offering only: "SUVs are very interesting. Our modular production system allows us further spinoffs. We haven't made a decision yet."
Volkswagen Slovakia boss - where the Up! is built - echoed the unnamed spokesperson's comments, adding that it is an area "we certainly must look at".
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