Volkswagen T-Cross to rival the CX-3 and HR-V, coming in 2018


As we already know, the subcompact crossover segment is a growing segment in the automotive industry. With Mazda, Honda and Renault enjoying their slice in the market, Volkswagen is keener than ever to have their slice with their new T-Cross compact crossover.

Based on the Volkswagen Polo hatchback, the T-Cross will be Volkswagen’s second crossover model after the T-Roc (picture above) which was based on the Golf hatchback. Both the T-Roc and T-Cross models will be positioned below the Tiguan and Touareg SUVs.

The T-Cross may share similar cues with the 4th-gen Polo

The T-Roc first debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, one that sported a rather unconventional design of a convertible top and two-door setup. The T-Cross will share similar design attributes, ranging from the full-width grille, side window graphic and distinctive wheel arches. Volkswagen’s wide range of engines and powertrain means that the T-Cross can be powered either by a TSI, TDI or even electrically powered.

The whole idea of a Polo with higher ground clearance and bigger wheels brings to mind the Cross Polo model, but a quick check on several Volkswagen websites revealed that the Cross Polo is now no longer being offered. This is where the T-Cross comes into the picture; it succeeds the long-serving and sadly unpopular Cross Polo model.VW_CrossPolo

The T-Cross concept is set to be unveiled by Volkswagen at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, and production is planned for 2018.


Travis Chang

Travis Chang

While his day job is as exciting as a certain beige saloon, he knows a thing or two about cars and motorsports. The true definition of motoring nirvana according to him is a clear and twisty tarmac surrounded with mesmerizing vistas, followed with a track list of indie tunes on the stereo. Any cars will do fine, not so for big MPVs which he loathes...
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