With the rising demand of SUVs around the world, Volkswagen is working on an all-new compact SUV for the global markets. It will be the new entry-level SUV for the brand and will be revealed later this year. The T-Cross will be launched in many global markets but the same exact SUV would not come to India.
The T-Cross concept was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show last year and it will be positioned below the T-Roc SUV in the global line-up. It gets a similar Volkswagen family design with a full-width front grille with the headlamps positioned seamlessly on the sides. The all-new SUV will get the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 modular platform that is also the platform of the all-new Volkswagen Polo and other VW Group cars.
The engine details of the T-Cross have not been revealed yet but in all possibility, the car will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that generates around 112 Bhp. It will get a dual-clutch DSG transmission that will ensure smooth gear shifts. There will be more powerful turbocharged engines too but the details are not known yet.
The exact same vehicle will not come to India, but it sure will inspire the Indian version of the car. The VW Group is working on the MQB A0-IN platform, which will be focussed on the Indian market. It is a low-cost derivative of the MQB-A0 platform that will keep the cost of the vehicles low in the price-sensitive Indian market. Skoda has announced that they have taken charge of the development and will be the first brand in India to launch an SUV that will be similar to the T-Cross. The SUV will compete with the Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. Even Volkswagen will launch a re-engineered version of the car in the Indian market. However, the formal release of the T-Cross SUV will give us a glimpse of how the Indian version of the SUV will look like when it is launched.