2018 VW T-Cross SUV First Look Review

2018 VW T-Cross SUV First Look Review

The Brand New Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze took centre stage on the Volkswagen Stand in the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. “This open-top Volkswagen enhances the world of compact cars with a completely new attitude to automotive life”, states Dr Herbert Diess. For this, the Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand gets into the heart of this bold theory behind this concept car. The Volkswagen Brand Chairman proceeds: “Our T-Cross Breeze is the first open-top SUV in its class and, at the same time, an affordable, cheeky cabriolet with a raised seating position that gives you a perfect view.” With this notion, Volkswagen underlines the fact that the brand is blazing a trail and making mobility more of an experience than previously. Herbert Diess: “At the moment the T-Cross Breeze is purely a concept, but we can well imagine putting such a convertible on the market as a production model. An affordable, fun car that is also entirely suitable for everyday use. A genuine ‘People’s Car’.” And so the idea car, which is equipped with an 81 kW/110 PS 1.0 liter TSI (turbocharged direct injection petrol engine), gives a glimpse of a new model series. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, explains: “The T-Cross Breeze is a teaser for the most compact sport utility vehicle that Volkswagen plans to make – and the nucleus of a new SUV and convertible design in the compact sector.”

2018 VW T-Cross SUV Exterior and Interior

The T-Cross’ styling looks similar to the slightly larger T-Roc and retains VW’s new family face for its SUVs. The slim headlight units will be replaced with production models by more conventional ones, but are likely to remain that shape and the lower grille may be slightly altered before production. It’ll keep the black plastic cladding on the wheel arches and bodywork, and the silver plastic scuff guards at the front and rear, will probably stay too to make the T-Cross look rugged. There will also be an R-Line version with a sporty bodykit and large 20-inch wheels.

While these photos show the convertible, SUV concept, the first T-Cross to see production will be a more traditional-looking SUV with five doors and a fixed roof, which will be available in a contrasting color to the bodywork. That said, with 19 new VW SUVs set to be released worldwide in 2020, it’s likely that a convertible version will go on sale through the model’s lifespan.

2018 VW T-Cross SUV First Look Review

Inside, it’ll be quite similar to the present Polo inside. Most of the trim, buttons and gear will be lifted wholesale out of that vehicle, so that you can expect body-colored trim on the dashboard as an optional extra, and also a large touch screen infotainment system in the middle. The T-Cross will provide a higher driving position and much more distance compared to the Polo, and its bigger body may mean greater boot distance too.

2018 VW T-Cross SUV Under the Hood

The T-Cross Breeze notion had a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder Turbocharged petrol engine generating 110hp. This might be the entry engine engine to the production version, using a 150hp 1.5-liter petrol and a 1.6-liter diesel also likely to be fitted.

The 2.0-liter turbo petrol from the Polo GTI could also make it into The T-Cross range punctually, and four-wheel-drive will probably be an option. You’ll have the ability to pick between a six-speed manual along with a seven-speed double clutch automobile gearbox.

2018 VW T-Cross SUV First Look Review

2018 VW T-Cross SUV Price and release date

The T-Cross is expected to be available in the Center of 2018, also is Likely to cost a bit more than a Polo. Rates are likely to Begin from Around £15,000 and climb to someplace near the £25,000 marks for top-spec Versions.