Two weeks ago, we learnt that Volkswagen is working on a new subcompact crossover called T-Cross. The company has revealed few more details.
To begin with, the Creta-rivaling 5-seater will be a front-wheel-drive SUV. A 4Motion AWD variant could be offered at a later date, however, there is no confirmation just yet.
Interiors will have a digital instrument cluster (as an option) including 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, four USB ports and wireless charging for smartphones. A 300 watt Beats sound system with subwoofer will also be available in the car’s five trim levels.
The company further said that the rear seat row is adjustable by up to 14 centimeters. Folding down the backseats extends the trunk space from 455 liters to 1,281 liters. The front passenger seat can also be folded down for more space.
“The T-Cross is extremely flexible, thanks to the modular transverse toolkit. When you go on vacation with kids and lots of luggage, you can slide the rear seats forward to create the maximum amount of storage in the trunk,” explained Andreas Krüger, head of Volkswagen’s small model range. “And when you take your grown-up friends out for a ride around town, you just slide the seats back for added comfort.”
The T-Cross will be offered in 12 different paint colors and, just like its big brother, the T-Roc, will be available in a bi-color theme, the company said.
“There is a clear genetic thread that connects all SUVs of the Volkswagen brand,” said chief designer Klaus Bischoff. “The T-Cross has a little bit of Touareg genetics in it, as can be seen in the front and the construction itself. Not too much. Just enough to recognize the Volkswagen DNA. And that’s very important.”
“Now that we are adding the T-Cross to the SUV-family, we will have the right SUV for every customer,” added Bischoff. “Its target group are young people with comparatively small incomes. For them, the T-Cross will bring color and lifestyle to the Urban Jungle.”