Revealed: Volkswagen T-Cross SUV Interior Sketch
The long-awaited Volkswagen T-Cross 5-seater SUV for the global markets is all set to be introduced soon. Now, ahead of its reveal, the German automaker has the first interior sketch of the SUV. However, thanks to a handful of spy images and sketches, most of the design details of the SUV have already been revealed on the internet.
According to the revealed sketch, the interior of the upcoming VW T-Cross takes forward most of the design parts including dashboard and centre console with the new-gen Polo and Virtus sedan. The sketches show an orange-and-black color theme, which is similar to what is offered in the hatchback. The Euro-spec Polo is offered with as many as eight different color options for the dashboard panels. The features will include a dashboard with clutter-free design featuring a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system at the centre, while the instrument console has a large 10.25-inch display that will replace the traditional gauges.
Also an optional package to select color-coded bits for the dashboard and centre console for the customers will also be offered by the manufacturer. According to the automaker, this setup brings both units along a ‘common visual axis’, we feel will avoid distractions. Apart from this, the T-Cross is expected to borrow the wireless phone charging system too and also Volkswagen has confirmed that the T-Cross will feature BeatsAudio, a premium sound system sourced from Beats by Dr. Dre.
The T-Corss is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB AO architecture that also underpins the VW Virtus & latest-gen Polo while the Indian-spec model will come underpinned by the localized version of the MQB AO architecture. However, VW is will introduce two versions of the T-Cross globally, a standard Euro-spec model and a slightly longer model for developing nations including China, South America and India while the India-spec model will be longer than Euro-spec model along with longer rear doors and more rugged design.;
Though the powertrain details have not been revealed yet, but we expect the upcoming VW T-Cross to come powered by a new 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that produces power outputs ranging from 75bhp to 115bhp. Five and six-speed manual boxes will be standard across most of the range, while a dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available on higher-spec models. Though the 4Motion all-wheel drive is unlikely to make it to the T-Cross, but we can definitely expect a GTI version of the SUV at a later stage. The same engine will also power the Skoda’s upcoming compact SUV for Indian market. The new Skoda SUV will also be based on the MQB AO platform, borrowing design cues from the Vision X SUV concept showcased earlier this year, though it will have its own identity. It will also share certain body panels with the T-Cross.
The production-spec model will make its global debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November 2018 and in India, the T-Cross will go on sale in 2020. However, Volkswagen has confirmed that following its debut the T-Cross will go on sale across Europe in Spring 2019. When launched, the T-Cross will rival the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur and the upcoming Nissan Kicks. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming VW T-Cross.;
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