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VW CrossPolo spied in India

15th May 2013 7:41 pm

After launching the Polo GT TSI, VW is now readying another variant of the Polo, the rugged CrossPolo.

We’ve got our hands on the pictures of Volkswagen’s CrossPolo testing on the Mumbai-Gujarat highway.

The hatchback off-roader, with its rugged off-road kit, trumps any regular hatch in terms of looks. The ride height has been increased by around 15mm and a thick, matte plastic band extends across the chin, the flanks and around the rear. The wheel arches get the same treatment and there’s a scuff plate with a dull silver finish. The CrossPolo also gets silver anodised roof rails where up to 75kg of luggage can be mounted and secured. A silver diffuser at the rear and big 17-inch wheels complete the off-roader look.

This specific testing mule could be in the development stage, but according to our sources, the CrossPolo could even be offered here with a tailgate-mounted spare wheel, lending it even more SUV flair. And since the spare wheel isn’t counted as part of the car’s length, the car will still enjoy the sub-four-metre excise duty benefits.

If VW prices the CrossPolo cleverly and packs it with enough kit, it could crack open an interesting niche.

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