Volkswagen T-Cross Spied

The German automaker will offer a variety of powertrain options for the T-Cross and some will be identical to that of the T-Roc

The much anticipated Volkswagen T-Cross SUV is expected to make global debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show this October. Going by the development on the test prototypes, we cannot argue against its launch speculations. Recently caught testing in Europe, the T-Cross does indeed adorns several design elements from the concept it is based on.

The exterior of the production Volkswagen T-Cross SUV is more conventional and looks a lot more like a smaller sibling of the Tiguan. Up front, it features a headlamp unit similar to that of the Tiguan while the grille has triple horizontal slats. It has a sporty overall profile with short overhangs while the rear-end was concealed from public viewing.

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Volkswagen T-Cross Spied 1The German automaker will offer a variety of powertrain options for the T-Cross and some will be identical to that of the T-Roc. They may include a 2.0-litre TSI making 187 hp, 2.0-litre TDI delivering 147 hp and a 1.5-litre petrol with same power, a range-topping 2.0-litre TDI with 187 horsepower.

As for the transmissions, the T-Cross will likely get six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic. Volkswagen is banking on new SUVs to increase its global sales and T-Cross is tipped to play a major role in it. It has all the ingredients to target emerging markets and a derivative of it could make its way into India in the near future.

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Volkswagen T-Cross Spied 2Also, for prospective buyers, it is important to be noted that the T-Cross won’t get an all-wheel-drive configuration at least initially. Based on the flexible MQB architecture as the latest generation Polo, the T-Cross will be manufactured at Sao Jose dos Pinhais plant in Southern Brazil.