Volkswagen do Brazil presents the Spacefox, the first Sportvan on the Brazilian market.
The car was born after intensive customer clinics research with potential buyers of minivans and wagons. The result was that buyers would prefer a powerful car with sporty styling with interior and luggage space of a minivan....
Don't be fooled by the proportions - this vehicle is only marginally bigger than the Aveo. It is based on VW's Latin American subcompact, the Fox. It's built on the Polo platform and the dimensions given indicate it has not been stretched for this occassion, so what we have is a jacked-up wagon version of the Fox.
Its main rival would have been the Corsa wagon, but interestingly enough GM just crossed it out of the lineup. It leaves it to compete with the Meriva (and also Fiat Idea and Palio Weekend) - it all depends on the price in these markets, but generally Meriva seems to be a safe winner here.