Our German spy photographers have captured images of the new Volkswagen T-Cross undergoing testing in the Alps.
Following on from the new T-Roc SUV (which is not destined for South Africa), Volkswagen is readying its subcompact SUV known as the Polo-based T-Cross that slots in below the larger T-Roc.
The T-Cross was first shown in 2016 as a convertible in the form of the T-Cross Breeze concept but the production version will adopt a conventional 5-door SUV body and will be built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform.
Seen in these spy images, the partially camouflaged T-Cross prototype shows off some of its body lines but its slatted grille and front bumper are relatively well hidden. The face of the T-Cross is, however, expected to look similar to that of the T-Cross Breeze concept. At the rear, squared-off tail lights are evident along with a rear spoiler.
The T-Cross will share design cues with the 2016 T-Cross Breeze Concept.
In terms of engines, the T-Cross will likely adopt the same engines offered in the new Polo and is expected to be offered in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive formats coupled with manual and dual clutch transmissions.
We reached out to a spokesperson at VWSA regarding the possible introduction of the T-Cross in South Africa and as it stands no decision has been taken, yet. Considering booming demand for small crossovers/SUVs in our market, we think the T-Cross will sell well locally. Let’s hope the T-Cross makes it to our shores…