FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen brand is adding a sporty crossover to its range of small-segment SUVs with the Taigo.
The car is based on the Brazilian-engineered Nivus. It will be launched in Europe at the end of the year.
"The wait is over for those who have been looking for a CUV that combines an elevated seating position with a sporty coupe silhouette," VW said in a statement.
VW released a sketch of the Taigo, which it said combines an "elevated seating position with a sporty coupe silhouette."
The Taigo will be built for European markets at VW's plant in in Pamplona, Spain, which produces the smaller T-Cross SUV and the Polo small hatchback.
The crossover will be offered only with gasoline engines. It will have LED headlights as standard, a fully digital cockpit and driver assistance systems from the Polo.