No 4x4 for VW's smallest SUV - set for launch in 2019
- Larger T-Roc drives extremely well
- Efficient engines make it cheap to run
- Some versions will have loads of kit
- No 4x4 versions will be offered
- Likely to carry a Volkswagen premium
- Not that different to T-Roc
The first details are emerging of Volkswagen’s next SUV model, the T-Cross, set to join the range below the popular VW T-Roc. It’ll be built alongside the Polo, which shares many of its underpinnings, at VW’s Navarra plant in Spain.
Although the smallest crossover in the Volkswagen stable may look like a 4x4, it’s actually only going to be available with front-wheel drive. It sits on the same MQB modular architecture as many of the firm’s models, and boast the following dimensions:
VW T-Cross dimensions
- Length: 4,107mm
- Height: 1,558mm
- The VW T-Cross's width hasn’t been announced at time of publication
- Boot volume: 385-455 litres
The boot itself is variable, with the rear seat bench sliding to unlock more cabin room or luggage space as required. The back seats also split in a 60:40 configuration. Folding them down liberates a maximum of 1,281 litres.
What engines will the Volkswagen T-Cross get?
We expecting a range of petrol and diesel engines, the former likely to be a 1.0-litre TFSI with 95hp, 115hp and 150hp, and the latter a 2.0-litre with 95hp.
Precise specification will be confirmed closer to the T-Cross’s official launch in 2019, but we’re expecting the latest VW driver-assistance systems including automatic braking and lane-keeping tech as standard.
We’re expecting alloy wheel sizes of ‘up to 18 inches’, while optional extras will include a digital dash, cornering headlights, wireless smartphone charging and keyless entry and ignition.
As ever, Parkers will be among the first to drive this new SUV, so keep an eye out for the full VW T-Cross review coming soon