Volkswagen T-Cross New Teaser Focuses On Practicality

Volkswagen continues to drop teasers of its upcoming upcoming T-Cross small SUV, with the latest one focusing on practicality.

Slotting under the T-Roc in VW’s range, and pitted against other subcompact SUVs such as the Renault Captur, Nissan Juke, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X and Peugeot 2008, the T-Cross has 385lt (13.6cu-ft) of boot space.

Thanks to the adjustable rear seat, however, which slides back and forth, the luggage compartment can be increased to 455lt (16.1cu-ft). Folding the rear backseat down creates a flat loading area and up to 1,281lt (45.2cu-ft) of space, which should be more than enough for users; plus, if necessary, the front passenger seat can be folded, too.

Also Watch: Is The Volkswagen T-Roc As Good As They Say?

The elevated seating position of 597mm (23.5in) at the front and 651mm (25.6in) at the rear gives occupants a clear view of the road ahead.

Billed as “one of the safest cars in its class”, the T-Cross rides on the MQB platform, which allows it to adopt a wide number of engines from the Volkswagen Group. These will likely include at least three different petrol units, with 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 liters in displacement, and 1.6- and 2.0-liter diesels.

The Volkswagen T-Cross will be officially presented to the public this fall at a standalone event, as the company chose not to attend the Paris Auto Show in early October. It will then launch in selected markets next spring.

more photos...
  • Earl Scheib

    Oh look… another crappy cuv… this one brought to you by VW. Blah…

  • charlotteharry57

    I haven’t heard anything about this coming to the US. We know the T-Roc is NOT. There is a bit of space (actually, a lot due to the Tiguan’s overinflated pricing) under the Tiguan.

    • Greg Richards

      It is not coming to the U.S Volkswagen have said it is too small for the market there.

  • CADOX

    I like it in a VW kind of way: the design seems to be simple, clean, almost surgical. That rising window line is everywhere nowadays: Megane IV, Picanto, Mercedes GLA, China-only DS6, previous Auris, Fabia, etc…

  • TheHake

    I wonder if they would bring out a cross version… ???

  • Miknik

    A folding rear bench. Unheard of levels of practicality 😉

    That said, like with the Renault Capture creating this segment in Europe, I fail to see the advantage of sliding rear seats in such a small CUV, you can choose between some and no rear legroom, in which case you could as well just fold down the rear seat if you don’t need the rear seat and want more trunk space, unlike in larger cars where this actually gives a choice between a certain split of trunk/actual passenger space…

    Only practical application of a sliding rera bench in a small car I remeber was the first Renault twingo, where you could eliminate the boot but then carry comfortably 4 1,95m adults in a car the smaller than a fiat 500.

Can An Old, $22k Porsche Cayenne Turbo Take On The Tesla Model X?

The Model X is very fast, but if someone can stand against it, it’s a Cayenne Turbo – even if it’s 7 years old.

It’s Hard To Miss This Rock, Yet Drivers Keep Hitting It

The boulder is located in a parking lot at N 156th St in Omaha and has already become a tourist attraction.

Lamborghini Exec Says Urus “Performante” Could Happen

Lamborghini’s technical director all but confirmed an even more extreme Urus is on the way.

New BMW M135i Fights Understeer, Beats VW Golf R, Audi S3 At The Track

BMW’s new hot hatch was, however, almost a second slower than the Mercedes-AMG A35.

Lamborghini’s Urus Rescue Car Can Save Us Anytime

When it comes time to rescue a Huracan from a snowbank, a standard Urus simply won’t do.

Toyota Century Convertible Bows At Emperor Naruhito’s Coronation Ceremony

The one-off Century Convertible took the Emperor on a winding route through the streets of Tokyo.

Ford Capri To Make A Return? “Who Would Not Want That?”, Says Design Chief

Sure, Ford would love to resurrect the Capri, but says it must fit in with the modern era’s zeitgeist .

Porsche 911 Turbo Confirmed For 2020, Turbo S Will Have 641 HP

The redesigned 911 Turbo S will reportedly accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

VW On Track To Launch A Fully Autonomous Vehicle By 2025

Volkswagen is planing to launch an assortment of robo taxis and robo vans.

Maserati Creates One-Off GranTurismo Zeda To Mark End Of GranTurismo And GranCabrio Production

After a short hiatus, an all-new GranTurismo will arrive in 2021.