Our spy professional photographers have captured the upcoming VW T-Cross SUV testing, disguised by less camouflage than ever. The SUV, which will be roughly Polo-sized, is apparently among 19 new models set to join the VW line-up by 2020, and need to be offered in the UK in a number of guises.
2019 VW T-Cross Styling
VW’s child SUV assures chunky, SUV styling wrapped up in a pretty little package. Under the front-end camouflage, we can see a grille and lights similar to other VW SUVs, consisting of the T-Roc and the T-Cross Breeze convertible SUV concept (shown below). It’ll follow VW’s current efforts to cheer the styling up and interest a more youthful audience.
Around the back, the LED tail lights look little and narrow– just like those fitted to the Polo and SEAT Ibiza. This will help the T-Cross look bigger and wider than it is. To make sure there’s still adequate area between the front and rear wheels for two sets of doors, VW has placed the T-Cross’ wheels as close to the corners as possible– similar to on the Up.
2019 VW T-Cross Interior
The T-Cross is more than most likely to share most of its interior with the T-Roc and Polo. A big infotainment screen in the centre of the dashboard is expected to be rollovered to the new car, and there’ll be coloured inserts throughout to make it far funkier than the staid control panels fitted to some of the company’s larger models. Smart device matching will be consisted of on many versions, but a digital driver’s display screen will most likely cost additional on all however top-spec models.
You’ll sit much greater 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 offer about as much rear legroom as the Polo, the boot will be much larger thanks to the square, tall design.
2019 VW T-Cross Engines and Driving
VW developed a variety of updated engines for the Polo, so these will slot under the stubby bonnet of the T-Cross without major changes. The line-up will begin with a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre engine with 75hp, which is just best if you spend the majority of your time in a city. Another 1.0-litre three-cylinder with 95hp or 115hp (depending on the model you select) will be better for a mix of motorway and town driving while a 1.6-litre 95hp diesel motor will be your best choice for routine freeway journeys.
In time, expect hybrid and (perhaps) completely electric versions to show up. Batteries and technology from the e-Up should be fitted, with an increase in power over the compact city car’s 84hp. VW might also develop a T-Cross GTI or R variation that could share the Polo GTI’s 200hp 2.0-litre turbo engine and dual-clutch transmission.
2019 VW T-Cross Price and Release Date
The T-Cross will apparently be one of 19 new VW SUVs released by 2020, which suggests it’ll be officially exposed in the first half of 2019, prior to going on sale either later on that year or at the start of 2020. Expect to pay from ₤ 15,000 for an entry-level car.