The new supermini SUV is set for release in early 2019 and will be the smallest SUV in the Volkswagen range
What is it?
The SUV market continues to boom and the small SUV is one of the most hotly contested sub-genres therein. Volkswagen, who were relatively late the SUV market in general, are yet to dip their respective toe into the supermini SUV waters. But here come their first foray. The T-Cross looks set to do battle with the likes of its stablemate, the SEAT Arona in the baby SUV market. But there will also be competition from the likes of Nissan, Skoda and Mini to think about.
But if the build, ride and design quality from other VW offerings continues to shine through then we're sure the Germans will have another success on their hands!
Many have thought that the T-Cross would essentially be an SUV version of the Polo, but since then VW have confirmed that the design will not be taken from the supermini. The brilliantly exciting T-Cross will sit below the T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg in terms of sizing on the VW SUV line-up.
But the new supermini SUV will feature a more squared off look compared with the T-Roc. First look images of the new model seem to confirm that there will be LED lights at the front and rear, the rear ones running the length of the back panel above the VW badge and new T-Cross labelling.
The T-Cross will look to have more colour injected into its interior to make the space more engaging. The boot space is set to be a real feature with 455 litres coming as standard, including having the option slide the the complete rear seating bench, you can also fold it flat to create over 1,200 litres of storage space.
This means that the T-Cross would be right at the top of the small SUV market for storage space. Check out our blog now to see just how much storage space there is in the new T-Cross
The T-Cross will be available with a couple of petrol options and just one diesel engine.
The base model will have a 1.0L three-cylinder turbocharged engine which should command up to 115bhp with an expected 50mpg fuel economy. There will also be a 1.4L petrol version with 125bhp that can cleverly rest half the engine when the power isn't needed. As for the diesel version It's looking like this will be a 1.6L 95bhp affair with excellent fuel economy of 70mpg.
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