Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV breaks cover
- The Volkswagen T-Cross has been revealed as the German carmaker’s smallest SUV for the European market. This vehicle is rumoured to heavily influence a future VW compact SUV for India.
- The T-Cross sits atop Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform that also underpins other Euro-spec hatchbacks such as the Audi A1, Seat Ibiza and sixth-gen VW Polo. The compact SUV is 4.11 metres long.
- Even though the T-Cross isn’t dimensionally much larger than the sixth-gen Polo, it wears a bolder, more squared-off design to grand it that rugged SUV vibe. It takes a lot of design cues from the bigger T-Roc and the flagship Touareg.
- Powering the T-Cross in Europe is a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that comes in two states of tune – 94 bhp or 113 bhp. There’s also a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder diesel that generates 94 bhp. Gearbox options will be 5-speed/6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch auto.
- Inside, the T-Cross’ cabin looks a lot similar to the sixth-gen Polo’s, however, its seat height is 100 mm higher than the latter’s. The T-Cross’ boot has 455 litres of space, which can expand up to 1,281 litres with the rear seats folded.