Volkswagen is one of the leading automakers in the Indian market with its many sedan segments. Though VW owns many premium SUV’s companies, hasn’t introduced any SUV under its logo. Now, finally, the day has arrived when the multinational automaker has planned to introduce it’s compact SUV T-Cross in India.
This compact SUV is expected to be introduced under the Volkswagen’s “India 2.0” business plan which is being focussed by the company when we give a look at the company’s new upgrades.
In a new manner, the company has shown few sketches revealing the features, design, and styles of the upcoming SUV. Not so surprisingly, the new SUV is expected to get a very unique taillight design which is not being seen in any of its models. There is a width spanning tail unit whereas all the other models get a wrap-around design. We also see a thick silver slat above and below the all-new tail design which should have a geometric design.
The compact SUV would definitely smaller in size at 4107mm when compared to its segment rivals like Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur. On the other hand, it is still believed that the company is thinking to cut the SUV to less than 4 meters. By this step, the experts believe that it would be more affordable for Indians just like Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford ecosport.
With the speculation of being less than 4M size, there is an obvious doubt on the space. Still, the company has however claimed that their new offspring would be spacious enough. The new car is just 54mm longer than the 6th gen-polo which measures 4053mm in length. This would be the first compact SUV to offer adjustable rear seating for adjusting the boot space and rear seats.
Features and Launch:
There is also a video released for the upcoming T-Cross which shows the sketches of the front profile. The front and rear profiles are very unique and mismatching too. This design is a lot contrasting when compared to its 2016 concept design. The new design on the front matches with its big brother Touareg with a merge of front grille and headlights. Another similarity between the design and the new sketch is the fog lamps which come as rectangular shapes. On the other hand, the interiors are expected to be borrowed from polo.
The new SUV is also going to run in Europe, China, and South America along with India. The new T-Cross would compete with Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster. It can even compete with yet to be announced Suzuki’s 2020 made for India SUV if there is no trim in the length of the SUV.
The T-Cross is expected to be launched in late 2018 most probably in September or December. On the other hand, the production and delivery would be from early 2019.