Built on the MQB platform, Volkswagen also claims that the T-Cross is one of the safest vehicles in its class
Volkswagen has released a barrage of teasers of its upcoming compact SUV, ahead of its global debut. The smallest Volkswagen within the brand’s portfolio is high on practicality according to the brand and the latest teaser image denotes just that. It will be positioned below the Touareg, Tiguan and T-Roc in the SUV lineup.
The Volkswagen T-Cross will compete against the likes of Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka X in the international markets. The German auto giant has confirmed that the T-Cross will have a large boot volume of 385 litres. The T-Cross appears to provide ample space for five occupants as well.
Courtesy of the adjustable rear seat that can be slid back and forth, the luggage capacity of the Volkswagen T-Cross can be increased to 455 litres, emphasising its practicality further. The rear seat will also create a flat loading area as the overall bootspace shoots up to 1,281 litres when required.
The compartment should be good enough for long trips and luggage, but for additional room though, the front passenger seat can also be folded. To ensure clear view of the road ahead, the front seat has elevated positioning at 597 mm, and the rear at 651 mm.
Volkswagen also claims that the T-Cross is one of the safest vehicles of its class. It is built on the same MQB A0 architecture as the latest generation Polo sold worldwide. It will be retailed with a number of small capacity engine options depending on the location, ranging from 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre petrol engines.
For the diesel seekers, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre units will be made available. Since Volkswagen skipped the 2018 Paris Auto Show, it will debut at a separate event later this year. With Skoda launching its compact SUV in India based on the MQB A0 IN platform, we will likely see a similar derivative under VW badge in early parts of next decade with T-Cross’ design influence.