The Volkswagen T-Cross will be launched towards the end of next year.
It will be based on the VW Group's new MQB A0 underpinnings, which form the base for the other compact SUVs like the Seat Arona and hatchbacks like the new Polo.
Technical links with the Polo mean the T-Cross is likely to inherit several of that car’s engines.
The T-Cross Breeze concept offered insight into what to expect. That car used a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 110bhp and 129lb ft of on offer, driving the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It’s thought this entry-level engine will be joined by two turbocharged four-cylinder units in the production car.
The concept was claimed to be capable of reaching 62mph in 10.3sec and a top speed of 117mph, while offering 56.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 115g/km. Similar, economy-focused performance can be expected from the production car’s powertrain line-up. A hotter, range-topper could contrast that, but it's not yet known if a red-blooded performance model will be launched.
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