Our spy photographers have actually captured the upcoming VW T-Cross SUV screening, camouflaged by less camouflage than ever. The SUV, which will be approximately Polo-sized, is reportedly among 19 new models set to sign up with the VW line-up by 2020, and should be available in the UK in a variety of guises.
2019 VW T-Cross Styling
VW’s infant SUV promises chunky, SUV styling wrapped up in a quite little bundle. Under the front-end camouflage, we can see a grille and lights just like other VW SUVs, consisting of the T-Roc and the T-Cross Breeze convertible SUV concept (shown below). It’ll follow VW’s recent attempts to liven the styling up and attract a more vibrant audience.
Around the back, the LED tail lights look small and narrow– much like those fitted to the Polo and SEAT Ibiza. This will help the T-Cross appearance larger and larger than it is. To make sure there’s still enough space between the front and rear wheels for two sets of doors, VW has placed the T-Cross’ wheels as near to the corners as possible– just like on the Up.
2019 VW T-Cross Interior
The T-Cross is more than most likely to share the majority of its interior with the T-Roc and Polo. A large infotainment screen in the centre of the dashboard is anticipated to be carried over to the new car, and there’ll be coloured inserts throughout to make it far funkier than the staid control panels fitted to a few of the company’s larger models. Smart device mirroring will be included on the majority of versions, but a digital motorist’s screen will most likely cost extra on all but top-spec models.
You’ll sit much greater in a T-Cross than in a Polo, which is appealing if you desire a much better view of the road ahead. While it’ll most likely use 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 series 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 start with a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre engine with 75hp, which is just best if you spend most 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 bet for routine motorway trips.
In time, expect hybrid and (perhaps) fully electric versions to arrive. Batteries and technology from the e-Up need to be fitted, with a boost in power over the compact city car’s 84hp. VW might also establish a T-Cross GTI or R variation that might 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 obviously be among 19 new VW SUVs released by 2020, which recommends it’ll be formally revealed in the very first half of 2019, before going on sale either later on that year or at the start of 2020. Anticipate to pay from ₤ 15,000 for an entry-level car.