The refusal to sell the new urban SUV in the United States may have this reason.
The German brand has just presented its new SUV, the Volkswagen T-Cross, a model that will be sold in markets such as Europe, China or America. The small SUV will not arrive in the United States, and although at first the reasons pointed to a question of size, this absence does not seem to be so clear. And it is that, it seems, Volkswagen prepares a rival for the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade has an advantage is that you can upgrade it with Jeep Renegade led headlights any time, it is plug and play.
The refusal to sell the new urban SUV in the United States may have this reason. The brand would be preparing a rival for the Jeep Renegade other than the Volkswagen T-Cross. Car and Driver assures in its publication that the company is preparing a model with exclusive specifications for the US market that will be placed just below the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Volkswagen wants to offer all American customers a choice, which is why it wants to have a smaller model than the Volkswagen Tiguan. The SUV would fight face to face with the Jeep Renegade or the Honda HR-V, models that are sold in the country. The data that we currently have is scarce, although we do know that it will not be an American version based on a European model.
The mechanical range of the unnamed model would be completed by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The energy of this mechanism would be transmitted to the front wheels or all four, with all-wheel drive versions available. According to Car and Driver, the new model would not arrive until 2020, when Honda and Jeep would have a new rival.