Volkswagen recently launched a teaser video of what they will be launching in the next 12 months. And one of the models they featured was the T-Cross. This confirms that the production version of the model will finally be able to join us later this year as the automaker’s smallest crossover to date.
Here is the thing, the video is merely a brief teaser of each of their upcoming cars and that they did not provide specific details about when or where the T-Cross could make an official debut. However, based on the latest speculations, it might come out sometime earlier in the year. We might actually be able to see it debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March. If you remember, it was back in 2016 that VW first premiered the T-Cross Breeze concept as a preview for their smallest crossover.
However, unlike the concept that we saw two years ago, the production version will not be a droptop. And from the spy shots we saw earlier, the road-going variant has been going through tests in the snow. The vehicle looks like a smaller version of the Tiguan, the automaker’s existing SUV. While it does share the same MQB platform as the polo, it is a shorter version of it.
Like many other cars wearing a black and white camouflage, the T-Cross does not look very appealing visually. However, Volkswagen says that the model will be painted in two-tone colour schemes, which will definitely change the appeal of the car, making it look less dull and more interesting.
It is too soon for us to talk about powertrain options as the automaker has not shared any information on this just yet. But in Europe, it seems like buyers will be able to choose from a variety of small displacement turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines. And for the US market, we do not know yet when the T-Cross will be available, but it could be sometime in 2019. The mini crossover will come standard as a front-wheel drive, but then customers will have an option to go for an all wheel drive version of it for the higher trims.
Other models that Volkswagen highlighted in their video include the up! GTI that comes with a lot of power, the third generation Touareg, and the T-Prime concept GTE with the special cockpit.
As for Volkswagen’s electric vehicles, the I.D. Line will introduce a fourth model that will be joining the I.D, I.D. Buzz and the I.D. Crozz. And in June, we could expect an electric racing car that is made especially for Pikes Peak, which the automaker has not named just yet.