Reports indicate that the Volkswagen T-Cross will be one of the 19 new SUVs planned by the German car manufacturer. The T-Cross Breeze concept was last showcased at the 2016 Geneva motor show and the current model which was spotted on test appears to get the same design details. The new model will be built on the MQB A0 platform and is expected to be launched in the second half of 2018.
Although the T-Cross test mule was heavily camouflaged, the production-spec model is expected to get a full-width grille, wide wheel arches, 20-inch R-Line alloys and a masculine body stance. Like the upcoming T-Roc, the T-Cross will sit below the Tiguan and the Touareg model. The concept version featured a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that generates 110bhp of power. However, it is believed that the production-ready model will get one or two turbocharged four-cylinder units. Apart from a standard front-wheel drive, the vehicle might be offered in an all-wheel-drive option as well.
The company chooses to remain tight-lipped about developments for now. The T-Cross is also unlikely to be showcased any time before 2018. Post launch the Volkswagen T-Cross will compete against the likes of Audi Q2. More details on the vehicle will be known in the days to come.