The Volkswagen Nivus is a new compact SUV sharing its underpinnings with the Taigun.

2021 Volkswagen Nivus Specs
The Volkswagen Nivus features a well-rounded design for the exterior

Volkswagen has revealed a new compact SUV called Nivus. This 2021 Volkswagen Nivus is aimed at the South American and Mexico markets where it will be launched in the second half of 2020. It will also be sold in certain European regions from 2021. This vehicle is based on the MQB-AO platform that also underpins the Taigun that was showcased in India earlier this year.

The Volkswagen Nivus is longer (4266 mm) and wider (1757 mm) than than the T-Cross but is slightly shorter in height (1493 mm) owing to the coupe-like roofline. The wheelbase is 2566 mm. The compact SUV does look quite good and has some sporty elements in the design. The fascia of the Nivus feels quite attractive while the side has a curvy design. The rear looks butch with the thick bumper and the black strip that flows across the tail lamps.

The 2021 Volkswagen Nivus is equipped with features like adaptive cruise control, six airbags, driver drowsiness detector, ESC, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, autonomous emergency braking, and a lot more. It also gets a Brazil-developed Volks Play infotainment system which houses a 10-inch screen with an App Store and Wi-Fi. The Nivus has a boot capacity of 415-litres.

The South American-spec of the Volkswagen Nivus has a 1.0-litre TSI engine under the hood. It delivers 116 horses and is paired to a 6-speed transmission sending power to the front wheels. This engine can also run on ethanol on which it churns out 128 horses. No AWD version is offered on the Nivus and this SUV gets 17-inch wheels. The Nivus isn’t expected to be launched in India because we’re going to get the Taigun.

2021 Volkswagen Nivus

– The Volkswagen Nivus is based on the MQB-AO platform
– The vehicle gets the Volks Play interface developed in Brazil
– Powered by a 1.0-litre TSI engine capable of running on petrol or ethanol

2021 Volkswagen Nivus Interior
The vehicle is quite decently equipped with technology
2021 Volkswagen Nivus Touchscreen
The 10-inch infotainment system gets 10 GB of memory too
2021 Volkswagen Nivus Features
The Volkswagen Nivus is powered by a 1.0 TSI (200 TSI) engine
2021 Volkswagen Nivus Front
The Nivus gets 17-inch wheels
2021 Volkswagen Nivus Side
The compact SUV looks rugged when viewed from the rear three-quarters
2021 Volkswagen Nivus Rear
The Nivus isn’t expected to be launched in India