The much awaited Volkswagen T-Cross, the smallest representative of the ever expanding SUV clan from Wolfsburg is unveiled in three countries- Amsterdam, Brazil and China on the same day.
The model is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) A0 platform. It will be available in two wheelbase options, as India likely to get the long wheelbase option and developed markets getting the smaller, more compact variant.
The European variant will have a total vehicle length of 4.11 metres and 2.56-metre wheelbase and is good for five people.
The design followed on the new T-Cross is uniquely Volkswagen and seems to be inspired from its the Touareg and the Tiguan. The up front, the sleek headlamps with integrated LED DRLs gives the T-Cross a modern appeal, complimenting the butch front facia. In addition, a C-shaped tail lamps at the back and the connecting LED strips across the bootlid.
Globally, the model comes with a choice of four turbocharged engines: two petrol (one of them in two states of tune) and one diesel. All the engines are either equipped with five- or six-speed manual gearboxes along with an optional VW DSG automatic transmission.
It is expected to hit the roads in India by 2021.
Since the launch of Tiguan in 2016, it is very evident that VW’s new strategy is the global shift in demand – from conventional hatchbacks and sedans to crossover utility vehicles. Soon VW is also planning to launch its first fully-electric SUV the I.D. CROZZ.