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Volkswagen reveals the Nivus, global model that debuts in Brazil

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Volkswagen reveals the Nivus, global model that debuts in Brazil

Volkswagen revealed on Thursday (28) all the details of the Nivus. Brazil will be the first market in the world to receive the model, which will hit stores in the coming weeks between Polo and T-Cross. Prices, however, have not been revealed.

Produced in São Bernardo do Campo (SP), the SUV will be exported to all of Latin America, plus Mexico. In Argentina, its launch is scheduled for the end of the second half of this year. In the second half of 2021 it will be Europe's turn, which will also produce Nivus.

Did you like the look of Nivus or not?

Did you like the look of Nivus or not?

All configurations will be equipped exclusively with 1.0 turbo engine. The engine delivers up to 128 horsepower and 20.4 kgfm of torque, and will always be accompanied by the 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Questioned by G1 about mechanical exclusivity, the brand said that those who want smaller engines can opt for the Polo (with the 1.0 and 1.6 aspirated) and, larger, the T-Cross (such as the 1.4 turbo).

The model versions have not yet been revealed, but the brand has already presented some of the possible equipment. Among them are LED headlights and flashlights, LED daytime running lights, fatigue detector, face switch with engine start by button, stability control and reverse camera.

There is also the adaptive autopilot, which maintains the distance and speed of the vehicle ahead defined by the driver, and the automatic emergency braking system.

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Interior of the Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Interior of the Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Because of the lines, it is bigger and lower than the T-Cross. They are 4.27 meters long (against 4.20 m from the "brother") and 1.49 meters high (against 1.57 m). The wheelbase is 2.57 meters long, the same distance as the Polo. They all share the modular MQB platform.

The highlight is the 415-liter trunk – bigger than the 373 of the first level of the T-Cross, than the 300 liters of the Polo and the 393 liters of the Chevrolet Tracker, the main novelty among compact SUVs.

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Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

All steering and suspension adjustments are suitable for the Nivus, as well as the rear axle, which has greater torsional rigidity compared to the Polo. Also in comparison with the hatch, the suspension is raised by 1 cm. The wheels are 17-inch light alloy.

New multimedia center

VW Play focuses on connectivity and services on a customizable 10-inch screen with high definition and no physical buttons. It is complementary to the Active Info Display digital instrument panel, also with a 10 inch screen.

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Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Among the main novelties of the system are the connection of the Apple CarPlay without cable (for Android Auto remains the conventional way) and the internal memory of 10 GB for storing applications, which can be downloaded directly from the app store installed in the vehicle.

Without native music and navigation systems, the model has some factory installed applications, such as Deezer, Waze and iFood.

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Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

The system is also capable of playing high definition videos, with the guarantee that the driver, passenger and rear seat passengers will be able to watch the images with the same clarity. The brand says it follows traffic regulations and, therefore, reproduction will only be possible with the vehicle stopped.

Another novelty is the "valet" mode, which blocks access to the driver's personal information and the radio. Unlocking is done using a previously defined password.

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Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

The system will explain the details if any unknown lights come on on the panel and indicate what should be done. If necessary, the system can even schedule the verification at a dealership or trigger a winch.

It will also be possible to schedule a scheduled overhaul – the vehicle will notify you when the time comes and show you the days and times available for the owner to choose.

In the search field, in addition to performing searches for car functions, it will also be possible to ask questions about, for example, how to install a baby seat.

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Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Volkswagen Nivus – Photo: Disclosure / Volkswagen

Remember how the Nivus teaser went:

Volkswagen shows the Polo 'SUV', which will be called Nivus

Volkswagen shows the Polo 'SUV', which will be called Nivus

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