2019 VW T-Cross Small SUV: Official Sneak Peek Reveals First Details

VW has released the first details and a short video of the upcoming 2019 T-Cross SUV, which is set to become the entry point of the German company’s crossover range.

The 2019 VW T-Cross will slot underneath the T-Roc to rival models such as the Nissan Juke. It’s based on the widely used MQB platform and if you think of it as a taller Polo, you wouldn’t be far from the truth.

The smallest VW SUV will be 4,107mm-long and 1,558mm-tall, giving the T-Cross a slightly larger footprint than the Polo. VW says that the upcoming small SUV will offer a spacious interior and a class-leading boot volume of up to 455 liters.

The engine range will include three petrol TSI options and one diesel. The 1.0-liter TSI models will be offered with 95PS and 115PS while the range-topping version will use the 1.5-liter engine with 150PS. The single diesel TDI option offers 95PS. Every T-Cross will be offered with front-wheel drive only.

The interior of the VW T-Cross will feature vibrant color trim choices, an optional digital instrument cluster and the latest eight-inch infotainment system. Wireless charging and four USB ports are also present.

Despite the T-Cross aiming to become the most affordable VW crossover, it’ll come with a wide range of active safety systems, including Front Assist, Lane Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert and more.

The 2019 VW T-Cross is set for a European market launch in Spring 2019, so stay tuned for more.


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  • Miknik

    It looks, tall, narrow and boxy, with small wheels. More like something aimed at developing markets than at the west.

    • Ilbirs

      This spec will be sold all around Europe and sits below the T-ROC, that is lower, wider and shaped more like a hatchback than a box. By what can be said for spy pics of the Brazilian spec, this will be a bit longer, as its wheelbase will be the same of the Virtus (2.65 m/104.3 in) instead of the same measure used on the Polo VI (2.56 m/100.8 in) that will be applied to the spec from the other side of the Atlantic. In Brazilian context this makes sense, as there won’t be any T-ROC here and VW arrives very late to a small SUV segment that exists since 2003 (the year when the Mk1 EcoSport was released) and nowadays has nine competitors. As can be seen, a bit more wheelbase helps when it comes to offfer sales argument and won’t add that much length to a product that will be shorter than a Renegade despite offering more room than it.
      For sure specs based on the Euro or Brazilian ones will be offered according to the context. I’m very sure that a Brazilian derived one will be the spec that China will have, as there the T-ROC sits on the same wheelbase of the Tiguan II SWB (2.68 m/105.5 in), Chinese people love elongated models derived from the Western ones and VW has there two instead of one joint-venture with a local firm, something that forces the brand to have two complete and redundant lineups to keep the partners happy.

  • Definitely not for the US. They can keep it and give us the Touareg.

    • TheHake

      Bwahahaha. Not really in the same class now are they?

  • TheHake

    I predict this will do REALLY well. Better than the T-Roc.

  • ME

    Rather have the Suzuki Jimny Sahara version that’s new for 2019.

  • Is the T-Cross the same size as the Arona and Karoq, or is it smaller? If it’s smaller, then does it compete with the Ecosport and the Kicks? All these CUVs are getting confusing.

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