Volkswagen T-Cross to Fight against Hyundai Creta as VW is serious to bring on the competition in this segment along with Skoda with a range of SUV’s!
Very soon Volkswagen will present the VW T-Cross, a new small SUV worldwide, in 2018. Due to this very cut throat fight in the Indian market. Volkswagen group is planning to meet the increasing demand for SUVs by bringing in around 9 such vehicles in the Indian market all of which will either wear the VW or Skoda badge. In India the T-Cross SUV will compete against the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. As for now the T-Cross has been showed as a prototype and the final production model is yet to be exhibited. The car is said to go on sale internationally from 2018.
While its too early to talk about the whereabouts of the new VW compact Crossover in question, it safe to expect it to be based on the MQB platform and employ a wide array of TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines depending on the future market conditions. The concept is 4,133 mm long, 1718 mm wide and 1,563 mm at height. It has 2, 565 mm of wheelbase. The production model is expected to retain similar dimensions and will help the car to make it a compact SUV rather than making it a su-4-meter model. As mentioned above under the hood, it has a 1.5-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine producing 110 PS and 175 Nm of torque. This powerplant sends drive via the 7-speed DSG Dual-clutch automatic transmission.
In European market, Volkswagen could offer the T-Cross with 1.0-litre TSI petrol, 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol, 1.0-litre TGI petrol-CNG and 1.6-litre TDI diesel engines. Transmission duties may include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic. Volkswagen latest technologies, including Active Info Display, Discover Media Infotainment System, Front Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control, City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor With Rear Traffic Alert and Semi Automated Park Assist are some of the features that will be seen on the T-Cross.
For Europe the VW T-Cross production will likely take place against the VW Polo in Navarra Spain. Not soon but later if launched in India the upcoming VW T-Cross will pile out of Volkswagen’s Chakan plant, which will need a heavy investment for regenerating to manufacture MQB platform based models. Since its Volkswagen and carries a lot of features We expect the price of the T-Cross will be on a higher side depending on the platform it is based on.