Volkswagen have revealed a glimpse of the latest addition to their ever growing SUV line-up with the announcement of the T-Cross.
The Volkswagen T-Cross will sit just under the T-Roc in terms of price and size and will also come with a platform that gives potential for a plug-in hybrid version further down the line.
The T-Cross will take it’s foundations from the New Volkswagen Polo, however due to its larger focus on practicality its proportions will be much bigger.
Volkswagen T-Cross 2018: Design Approach
After the reveal of Volkswagen’s official design drafts we can see that they haven’t taken the typical Russian doll method that manufacturers do when styling different models. For example. at the back of the car you’ll see that there is a lamp cluster which stretches across the entire boot lid, something that hasn’t been seen on a Volkswagen SUV before.
Some of the design elements from Volkswagen have been exaggerated in their sketches, such as the enormous wheels and body kit style bumpers - these will almost definitely be reduced when it comes to production.
Volkswagen T-Cross 2018: Engines and Performance
The T-Cross will be available with a vast range of petrol and diesel engines along with a potential plug-in hybrid later on in its lifespan. The MQB chassis that the T-Cross comes with allows Volkswagen to offer almost all of their engine units as an option.
Volkswagen’s extremely efficient new 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder will be the basis of the initial engine line-up – of which will have a variety of power outputs ranging from 75bhp to 115bhp. Power will be transferred from the engine to the wheels via five and six-speed manual gearboxes which will come as standard throughout the range. If you’re a fan of an automatic gearbox you will be able to get that on the higher-spec T-Cross models.
Although a four-wheel drive version is unlikely to feature due to the USP of the T-Cross being its low value, there is still a potential for a GTI version after Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess expressed that more of their smaller models will get the GTI treatment. Also the 2.0-litre turbo engine in the Polo GTI would fit straight in to the T-Cross as they both share the same platform.
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