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Report: Volkswagen to expand B-segment crossover range

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Anton Andres / Volkswagen | November 22, 2017 16:47

Reports indicate Volkswagen T-Cross to debut next year

Following the introduction of the Volkswagen T-Roc, the German automaker is keen to expand their small crossover range even further. According to a report, it will likely be called the T-Cross and will slot below the T-Roc. The report also suggested that it will be revealed sometime in 2018.

With that in mind, it is suggested that the T-Cross will be smaller than the T-Roc and, as it is, the latter is already the smallest crossover from the Volkswagen range. Given that a large amount of Volkswagen Auto Group products are using the modular MQB platform, it is expected that the T-Cross will use this architecture. It is also worth noting that last year, Volkswagen used the T-Cross name for their crossover cabriolet concept.

The report mentioned that the T-Cross will be the Volkswagen-badged version of the Seat Arona. Judging from the specs of the Arona, there will be no 2.0-liter engine options and the range will consist of turbocharged three-cylinder engines, or small four-cylinder gas and turbodiesel mills. It is also possible that the T-Cross may be the production version of the Taigun, a small crossover specifically designed for emerging markets.

As for the design, the report stated that it will remain faithful to the current styling direction of Volkswagen. That means the familiar slim grill and squared-off headlights are likely to make an appearance. All-wheel drive is a possible option, according to the report, but manual and dual-clutch transmissions are slated for Volkswagen's second B-segment crossover.

Source: AutoExpress