- Base variant misses out on cosmetic detailing and features
- Gets smaller 16-inch wheels instead of the 17-inch wheels
- Mechanically unchanged
Volkswagen had recently taken the wraps off the new T-Cross at a special premiere in Amsterdam. This time around the SUV has been spotted in what we believe is the entry-level variant of the T-Cross. To keep it cost-effective, the base variant has been stripped off chrome elements on the grille and gets the smaller 16-inch alloy wheels instead of the larger 17-inch wheels. The SUV also featured black plastic cladding on the bumpers and the sides.
Based on the same MQB platform as the Polo, the T-Cross carries the essential Volkswagen SUV design with strong creases and subtle overall styling. The India bound model will feature a host of customization options with about 12 colour variants to choose from. Moreover, the higher spec variants will also offer a choice of 12 interior colour options. The safety feature will include multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, lane assist, blind spot detection and pedestrian warning.
Volkswagen has not spoken in detail about the powertrain options yet, however since it is based on the same platform as the Audi A1 and VW Polo, it will be powered by the same set of engine options. This includes 90bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine and a 95bhp 1.6-liter turbodiesel. A 1.5-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder with 145bhp will also be added later.