Volkswagen is set to show a new crossover concept called the T-Cross at the Geneva Motor Show that will take place in March 2016. T-Cross is a Polo-based crossover that would share styling cues such as the wide grille and shouting fenders with the Golf-based crossover called the T-Roc, which was revealed in 2014.
The T-Cross is set to rival the Mazda CX-3 and the Nissan Juke in the compact crossover segment. This means then, that the T-Cross will be a smaller than the T-Roc, though both cars will be riding on the MQB design.
The Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft CEO, Matthias Muller wants both the T-Roc and T-Cross to be on sale as soon as possible so they can take advantage of the strong market. However, an anonymous Volkswagen manager gave a more specific hint to Autocar that production could begin as soon as 2018. “We will position production versions of the T-Cross and T-Roc underneath the Tiguan and Touareg in a part of the market that is currently experiencing large growth for SUV models, including Europe.” the anonymous manager further said to Autocar.
Volkswagen may be lacking a compact entry to take on popular models like the Buick Encore and the Mini Countryman as the current US and SA crossover lineup only consists of the Touareg and Tiguan. Well crossover fans will probably be pleased to hear that some reports suggest that Volkswagen could multiply its crossover lineup to up to six vehicles in the next couple of years, including more variants of the Tiguan as well as a five-door T-Roc.