The German automaker is reportedly ready to present in front of the world audience during the Geneva Motor Show an all new T-Cross concept that would preview a small crossover.
Since sport utility vehicles and their closely matching brethren crossovers are the hottest commodity on the planet in the auto industry, it’s only natural for Volkswagen to be looking for a piece of the pie. This is why the automaker is allegedly preparing not one but two new models in the segment. First of all we’ll have the production version of the T-Roc concept (attached image), using the Golf architecture and scheduled to reach the world sometimes next year. The surprise is reportedly going to be a smaller crossover concept that will preview in March in Geneva a production model based on the Polo and set to arrive into the world in 2018. Both models will be based off the MQB architecture and will have a close design relationship – they will use a full-width front grille, and have matching wheel arches and window line. The T-Roc production version is expected to come in at 4.2 meters, while the “T-Cross” crossover will be around four meters long.
We also heard of the smallish Brazil-built crossover that was hinted by the Taigun concept from the 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show which was supposed to be 3,8 meters long and reach dealerships this very year – but the project was axed due to the harsh financial situation in Latin American countries. Meanwhile, the biggest SUV in the family, the seven-seat model is going to be presented this year and then manufactured at VW’s Chattanooga plant in the US.