Volkswagen has confirmed that it will be expanding its SUV range with the introduction of the T-Cross compact SUV later this year.
Built on the MQB platform like the Polo, the T-Cross measures 4,107 mm in length which is similar to models like the Peugeot 2008, Hyundai Kona, and the Renault Captur.
It will be the smallest SUV in Volkswagen’s portfolio, sitting below the T-Roc which measures 4,178 mm in length.
First presented at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show as a prototype, a teaser image of the T-Cross was released by the German carmaker yesterday, giving us a glimpse at how the new compact SUV’s rear will look.
From what we can see, it is designed to be quite sporty, featuring full-width LED tail lights, a rear spoiler, flared wheel arches, contrasting roof rails, large wheels, and a rugged looking rear bumper.
No technical details were revealed but Volkswagen confirmed that the T-Cross will only be offered in front-wheel drive layout around the world.
Despite its small size, the T-Cross promises to offer a surprising amount of cabin space, thanks to features like the back seat which can be adjusted lengthwise for more knee room or more boot space.
Volkswagen added that the T-Cross will enter the market as one of the safest vehicles in its class with a wide range of assistance systems that are offered as standard, such as Front Assist, Ambient Traffic Monitoring System, and Lane Assist.