At the start of July 2018, Volkswagen released the first teaser image of its upcoming T-Cross. Now the Wolfsburg-based brand has released fresh photographs of and details about it new front-wheel-drive baby crossover.

The T-Cross is set to be revealed later in 2018, with VW SA earlier telling us that this new model was “destined for South Africa”, although “exact timing is not yet defined”.

Running on the MQB platform and positioned below the T-Roc (which VW SA says is not coming to local shores), Tiguan and Touareg, the new T-Cross will measure 4 107 mm long with a height of 1 558 mm, making it a little larger than the Polo hatchback (which measures 4 053 mm long with a height of 1 461 mm). Alloy wheel options will measure up to 18 inches in diameter.

VW says the rear bench can be moved forward or back as standard, allowing either more legroom or more space in the luggage compartment. The latter thus measures between 385 and 455 litres, depending on the position of said rear bench. Drop said back seats flat and Volkswagen promises the vehicle’s maximum load-space volume will be “class leading”.

And under the bonnet? Well, VW has confirmed that the T-Cross will be powered by a choice of four turbocharged engines. The familiar TSI-badged 1,0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine will be offered in 70 kW and 85 kW guises, while a 1,5-litre four-pot will churn out 110 kW. The sole turbodiesel derivative has a peak power output of 70 kW (torque figures have yet to be officially released).

The T-Cross will be offered with two-tone dash pads the optional digital cockpit in conjunction with the latest-generation eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Four USB ports (two up front and two at the rear) and wireless charging will furthermore be offered.
Volkswagen T-Cross