Volkswagen has finally revealed the 2019 VW T-Cross SUV. The teaser sketches of what will become the company’s smallest SUV on sale were shown earlier. Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze was the compact SUV concept that was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. As the German maker is getting set for a global launch of this new compact SUV, sourced confirm that Volkswagen is getting the T-Cross to India and will be taking on the Hyundai Creta in a segment totally ignored by the company.
This is particularly interesting as the Creta did not have any head-on competitor till Renault launched the Captur. The Volkswagen T-Cross will be an interesting product for India and the company will hope for to grab a larger pie with this compact SUV.
Volkswagen T-Cross Launch Date
The T-Cross will be shown at the Auto Expo 2020. It will be seen in New Delhi in the month of February. The SUV will be shown to the audience for the first time in pre-production form at the event. The India-bound car will be seen in the market in 2021. This car will be built on the longer version of the MQB A0 platform. This platform will be changed for India. The customized T-Cross for our country and build it on a modified for India version of MQB platform known as the MQB A0 IN.
Volkswagen T-Cross Price in India
|Minimum||₹ 10.5 lakhs|
|Maximum||₹ 18 lakhs|
The T-Cross will be priced between ₹ 10.5 lakhs and ₹ 18 lakhs (on-road). This will make it a good option to consider in the market. VW will position it as a more premium offering compared to its rivals.
Volkswagen T-Cross Design
The T-Cross is based on the MQB platform that will also underpin the next-gen Polo. The SUV looks to be aggressive from the front and also has sleek looking headlamps with a big VW logo in the center.
The teaser for the T-Cross showed the rear three-quarter of the VW T-Cross. The rear LED combination lamps are unified by a strip housing the VW insignia. It also reveals a dual-tone look for the rear bumper along with a faux silver finish skid plate. Cladding around the wheel arches, silver finish roof rails, black roof spoiler, and strong character line starting from the front wheel arch and running along the sides to the rear are other notable design features.
With respect to the design, the Volkswagen T-Cross looks smart and very urban in its appeal. The fascia on the model for emerging markets has been tweaked a little with wider headlamps and grille, while a chrome line below the grille lends a plush look to the model. The SUV gets all the rugged elements as well including the black cladding on the bumpers and faux aluminum panels. At the rear, the model sports LED taillights with a horizontal bar that runs between the taillights. The T-Cross is finished with a dual-tone roof. In Volkswagen’s SUV lineup, the T-Cross will occupy space under the VW T-Roc. The company mentions the length of the SUV as 4,107 mm.
Volkswagen T-Cross Interiors
Volkswagen has been working on this SUV for some time now. This new compact SUV s more of a crossover and is expected to be slightly smaller in size compared to the VW Tiguan. It is expected to have many new-age features such as a dashboard with minimal buttons or switches, a 300 watt powerful audio system and the latest interface and information.
The Volkswagen T-Cross gets a familiar-looking dashboard shared with the Virtual sedan, complete with ambient lighting, 10.2-inch digital instrument console, automatic park assist, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof. You also get different drive modes.
Volkswagen T-Cross Engine
The car will be available with 2 petrol options. They will be 1.5 litre four-cylinder EVO TSI Petrol and the other one will be 1.0 litre TSI petrol engine for the lower variant. This will be a three-cylinder unit and will be shared with other Volkswagen models. There will be no diesel engine on offer. The car is also likely to get a CNG powered model for the new BS6 market.
Volkswagen T-Cross Exterior
On the outside, the T-Cross will get VW’s family look. This will be quite similar to the model sold abroad, albeit with some country-specific styling tweaks. Volkswagen will add more chrome to the SUV’s front styling, especially on the grille and the front bumper area which could mean the SUV here may resemble the one already on sale in China. The Axle and Suspension will be setup for the Indian driving conditions.
Additional Features Reveled
The VW T-Cross’ second row will be adjustable providing for to and fro movement enabling owners to modulate luggage space and legroom/knee room as per requirement. Standard safety equipment on-board will include Front Assist ambient traffic monitoring system and Lane Assist lane departure warning system. These features will also be seen on the Skoda Kamiq as they will be sharing a chassis as well as many other features according to the Volkswagen Groups India 2.0 strategy.
Volkswagen T-Cross Image Gallery
Volkswagen T-Cross Competition
The T-Cross will rival with the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks, Renault Kaptur and the MG Hector. The vehicle will fall into the 5 seater laser SUV segment. This segment has not seen any direct competition since the launch of MG Hector.