Only a couple of days ago Volkswagen took the covers off its new Polo GTI and today, just a couple of weeks out from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the covers have come off from the new CrossPolo. The vehicle is essentially the compact Polo five-door hatchback with a raised ride height and a rugged all-terrain look.

The compact crossover is powered by extremely fuel-efficient engines with a power range from 70 to 105 horsepower. In Europe, buyers will be able to chose from a total of three gasoline and three common rail TDI turbodiesel engines, three of which can be equipped with an optional seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.

Key design elements include the unique bumpers, finished in an anthracite color and fitted with fog-lights and larger intakes. Moving to the sides, the CrossPolo also gets black wheelarch extensions, new side sills, and 17 inch alloy wheels.

The ruggedized theme continues inside the cabin, with two-tone fabrics including an anthracite color, a black webbed structure for some of the trim, perforated leather on the steering wheel, and a metal finish for the pedals.  

Both the Polo GTI and CrossPolo will make their world debut in Geneva on March 2, expanding the Polo lineup to four models: base, BlueMotion, GTI and CrossPolo. While none of these cars are expected to be launched in the U.S., a unique version derived from the Polo platform could eventually be manufactured in North America for local consumption.