Volkswagen has not exactly rushed to enter the small SUV-crossover arena, which has left Ford’s EcoSport to rule the segment for a long time, with supporting roles by the likes of Renault Captur and Hyundai Kona.

Given the ever-increasing popularity of these higher-riding cars and the fact that the Polo is the country’s best-selling car, a Polo-based crossover seems like a no-brainer way for VW to sell lots of vehicles...

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