An upcoming compact SUV from the Volkswagen house, the T-Cross that will be a direct competition for the Hyundai Creta has been captured for the first time on camera during its test runs. However, the SUV had debuted in front of the global audience at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as the T-Cross Breeze concept and is on sale in the international market. In India, it is likely to unveil in 2018 in an avatar will suit the taste of audience here.
The Volkswagen T-Cross is based on the MQB AO platform shared with the all-new Polo. The spy shots reveal that following the VW’s typical design language, the T-Cross will be slightly wider and rise in design from tip to toe. Other assumptions suggest it could be a smaller trim of the Tiguan around 4.2 meters short in length. The design of the five-seater SUV as revealed from the spy shots has already been indicated by the T-Breeze concept.
For the Indian market, the MQB A0 platform based T-Cross will be an expensive offering that’s why carmaker has ruled it out. The Eco, a low-cost version of this platform will be used for the Indian spec model of the T-Cross that will hit the Indian ground in 2020. Also, it will be the first Volkswagen product to launch with the Eco platform.
In terms of pricing, the VW T-Cross is expected to carry the price tag in between INR 9-13 lakhs to pose a fierce competition with the rivals such as the Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta in the segment. With this price sticker, the model will miss out on a host of premium features provided in the Europe specific model. Though, the model is expected to decorate with all the attributes are being offered with the cars like the Duster and the Creta.
Under the hood, the company will roll out the T-Cross with both the petrol and diesel engine options with an expected turbocharger, and both the manual and automatic gearboxes. The fitment of the all-wheel-drive system is in darkness as the India has a wide range of audience prefer cost effective and fuel efficient offering that can only attain by the front wheel drive system.
As officially nothing is revealed by the carmaker about the VW T-Cross and all the information provided here is based on speculations. So stay tuned with us to get the updated and latest information about this forthcoming Volkswagen T-Cross.