By on September 8, 2020

VW teaser

Hey kids! What time is it? That’s right, it’s teaser time!

Add Volkswagen to the list of brands looking to fill every possible niche in the SUV/CUV lineup, from subcompact to Canyonero sized.

In this case, the company is looking to slot a compact crossover below the Tiguan in size (and presumably, price). The brand currently offers just three SUVs: The aforementioned Tiguan, the three-row Atlas, and the five-seat Atlas Cross Sport.

That’s a problem in crossover-crazed America. So, come October 13th, the wraps come off the next VW crossover.

Whether it will be related to the T-Roc (which wasn’t supposed to come to America) or T-Cross is unclear from the teaser shot, in which the headlights obscure the front so much that we only get a vague sense of the overall lines at best. There’s a video, too, for those so inclined, but the format isn’t friendly to our content management system, so you’ll have to seek it out if you want to see 13 seconds of the still image.

It is, of course, separate from the ID.4, which is based on the ID.Crozz concept.

The press materials are similarly detail-free, providing us with only this boilerplate statement from Scott Keough, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America: “We’re excited to share the first glimpse of the newest member of the Volkswagen family. Great things come in small packages, as Volkswagen has proven throughout the years with its iconic Beetle, Golf and Jetta. This next car will be no exception.”

Not much to work off of there, and one wonders which canceled auto show this vehicle was supposed to debut at.

This is pure speculation, as I have no inside sourcing, anonymous or otherwise, but it wouldn’t be shocking if the 1.4-liter turbo four from the Jetta and Golf makes it way into whatever this new vehicle is, probably paired to an eight-speed automatic.

The answers will be revealed on Tuesday, October 13. Given the way 2020 is going, it’s surprising that the 13th of October isn’t a Friday.

At least this new compact will have a name by then.

[Image: Volkswagen]

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