Anton Andres / Volkswagen | July 04, 2018 14:48
Volkswagen previews second B-segment crossover, the T-Cross
Volkswagen just can't seem to get enough of crossovers. It all started with the Tiguan and followed by the Tiguan, T-Roc and Atlas to go along with it, not to mention the Chinese offerings. Now, Volkswagen is all set to introduce yet another crossover.
Dubbed the T-Cross, the German automaker has been working on it for quite some time now. Given that the B-segment crossover class is heating up, it looks like Volkswagen thought it's a good time to semi-officially reveal the car.
How is it semi-official? Volkswagen has just released teaser images of the T-Cross for now. By the looks of it, the crossover stays true to the brand's design philosophy.
At the front, it gets styling cues from the Touareg and T-Roc with its slim headlights and wide, bold grill. In the case of the T-Cross, those design characteristics have been given a more rakish interpretation. The low-set window line kinks upwards towards the rear and, unlike some crossovers, it lacks a third window.
For this preview, it's the rear that gets the most attention. The tailgate design is unique to the T-Cross, particularly its upright rear windshield. From the base of the windshield, the sheetmetal protrudes outwards to form the rest of the hatch. Full-width tail lights then dominate the middle while body cladding surrounds the lower half of the entire vehicle for a beefier look.
With its length measuring in at 4,107 mm, the T-Cross is slightly smaller than the already-launched T-Roc (4,178 mm). That means Volkswagen will soon have two B-segment crossover offerings, for Europe at least. When it reaches production, the T-Cross is set to go up against the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, Nissan Juke, and Toyota C-HR. Should the T-Roc be assembled in SAIC Volkswagen, there might be a possibility that we might see this model here.