Creta-challenging Volkswagen T-Cross Compact SUV rendered

At Geneva,Volkswagen showed the T-Cross Brezze concept, a convertible version of the Polo-based compact SUV that it wants to build for markets around the world. India is also expected to soon get the T-Cross compact SUV, which will take on the likes of the Hyundai and the Renault Duster. A beautiful render on how the T-Cross compact SUV could look like when put into production has hit the interweb. Here it is.

Volkswagen Polo-based T-Cross Compact SUV

Illustrator Jan Kamenistiak is the man behind this render. As the render shows, the compact SUV has the typical Volkswagen front face, tall wheels and a raised stance. The T-Cross sit on the MQB platform, which it’ll share with the upcoming, all-new 2017 Polo hatchback. 1 liter-3 cylinder turbo petrol and 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbo diesel engines are expected to power this SUV, which could get 5 speed manual and 7 speed twin clutch DSG automatic gearboxes.

Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze 3
Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept, which was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Unlike the concept, the production version of the T-Cross is expected to get a more conventional 5 door layout. It’s also expected to lose the tall wheels and low profile tyres for smaller wheels shod with street-spec rubber. The concept measured 4.11 meters in length, which could be carried over to the production version. This slots the T-Cross in Duster-Creta territory. We’ll have to wait and watch if VW makes the India-spec T-Cross duck under the sub-4 meter mark. That, would be something.

Render courtesy Jan Kamenistiak