Our spy professional photographers have actually captured the upcoming VW T-Cross SUV testing, disguised by less camouflage than ever. The SUV, which will be roughly Polo-sized, is reportedly one of 19 new models set to join the VW line-up by 2020, and must be readily available in the UK in a number of guises.
2019 VW T-Cross Styling
VW’s infant SUV assures chunky, SUV styling involved a quite little package. Under the front-end camouflage, we can see a grille and lights just like other VW SUVs, including the T-Roc and the T-Cross Breeze convertible SUV concept (shown listed below). It’ll follow VW’s recent efforts to cheer the styling up and attract a more youthful audience.
Around the back, the LED tail lights look small and narrow– similar to those fitted to the Polo and SEAT Ibiza. This will help the T-Cross look bigger and larger than it is. To make sure there’s still enough space in between the front and rear wheels for 2 sets of doors, VW has positioned the T-Cross’ wheels as close to the corners as possible– just like on the Up.
2019 VW T-Cross Interior
The T-Cross is more than likely to share the majority of its interior with the T-Roc and Polo. A big infotainment screen in the centre of the control panel is expected to be rollovered to the new car, and there’ll be coloured inserts throughout to make it far funkier than the staid dashboards fitted to a few of the company’s bigger models. Smartphone matching will be included on most versions, however a digital motorist’s display screen will most likely cost extra on all but top-spec models.
You’ll sit much higher in a T-Cross than in a Polo, which is appealing if you want a better view of the roadway ahead. While it’ll most likely provide about as much rear legroom as the Polo, the boot will be much larger thanks to the square, tall style.
2019 VW T-Cross Engines and Driving
VW developed a variety of upgraded engines for the Polo, so these will slot under the stubby bonnet of the T-Cross without significant changes. The line-up will start with a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre engine with 75hp, which is just best if you invest most of your time in a city. Another 1.0-litre three-cylinder with 95hp or 115hp (depending on the model you choose) will be much better for a mix of motorway and town driving while a 1.6-litre 95hp diesel motor will be your best choice for regular motorway trips.
In time, expect hybrid and (perhaps) fully electrical versions to arrive. Batteries and technology from the e-Up ought to be fitted, with an increase in power over the compact city car’s 84hp. VW may likewise develop a T-Cross GTI or R variation that could share the Polo GTI’s 200hp 2.0-litre turbo engine and dual-clutch gearbox.
2019 VW T-Cross Price and Release Date
The T-Cross will apparently be among 19 new VW SUVs launched by 2020, which suggests it’ll be officially exposed in the very first half of 2019, prior to going on sale either later that year or at the start of 2020. Expect to pay from ₤ 15,000 for an entry-level car.