Volkswagen launches a new SUV called the 2018 Volkswagen T-Cross. It is just one of the 19 SUVs that the automaker plans to launch by 2020. The new car will be similar in size to the current Golf, but offers some feature features of a larger crossover. A convertible version of the car could also be revealed that would look like the T-Cross Breeze concept that was shown for the first time at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The production version is likely to carry a full-width grille, side window graphics and wider wheel arches to give Volkswagen’s new compact SUV a more distinctive and robust image; similar to the T-Roc. The model that was tested at the Nürburgring had R-Line alloys of 20 inches; unusual for a car of this class, but suggesting that the model will follow the specification structure of the larger Tiguan, with R-Line sports models at the top of the range. What we do not know is if the model will have an R variant, as in the next T-Roc R, but both share style cues. Although the concept of 2018 Volkswagen T-Cross was in the form of a convertible, the production version that it will generate will include a conventional SUV 5-door body. A convertible option was not excluded, however.
The small SUV will be supported by the new VW Polo MQB A0 platform and should share parts and engines with the tailgate. An entry-level model will use the 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine with 112 hp and 175 Nm, the same engine that was used on the T-Cross concept. It has been paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that drives the front wheels. Larger turbocharged four-cylinder units are also expected with the production-spec model.
The concept was supposed to reach 100 km / h in 10.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 187 km / h, while offering 20.04 km / h. Similar, economy-oriented performance can be expected from the production car’s powertrain range, although a warmer Polo GTI range might contrast it.
The 2018 Volkswagen T-Cross should go on sale mid-2018 and cost around £ 15,000.