This pint-sized crossover is actually the production version of Volkswagen’s T-Cross convertible concept. The partly camouflaged SUV has been caught somewhere in German hills while it was checking out its abilities. The test turned out to be good, which is not wonder at all because the 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross is going to be paired with the automaker’s excellent three- and four-cylinder units.
Don’t be confused with the design, because this is not the T-Roc. No, the T-Cross will be an even smaller subcompact. Compared to the T-Roc, the upcoming crossover will lack 1.18 inches of wheelbase and sports significantly shorter rear overhangs.
VW will exploit its smallest version MQB platform for T-Cross’s needs. This so-called MQB A0 is just for the smallest models like the new Polo. You can expect to see Polo’s powertrain options under the hood of the all-new mini-SUV. The interesting 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit will power the base model. It’s should be able to deliver around 110 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of twist. In addition, the crossover will reportedly use two more turbo-four options. The 1.5 TSI Evo engine will power the topping model without any doubt, while the potential buyers should get the chance to choose between manual and dual-clutch transmission options, as well as between front- and all-wheel drive.
Like you see, the production version of the 2019 VW T-Cross has no the open-top feature as the concept. Instead, we are looking the usual five-door SUV. Though, it’s important to say that the testing prototype gets almost the identical front-end styling with a wide grille and attractive headlights. The rest of the crossover is, well, let’s say expected because Volkswagen never made and will most probably never make an odd-looking car. Instead, the bodywork looks quite boxy and usual, so the only thing that can spice up the T-Cross is two-tone exterior treatment, which will reportedly happen without any doubt.
Since it’s just partly camouflaged the 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross will probably appear soon, most likely at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. According to some reports, the interesting vehicle will be available in North America too.