Introducing the first convertible SUV in the Polo Class set to be released late 2018 – early 2019. With its modern and simplistic SUV design, Volkswagen aims to maintain the distinct recognition of the brand and vehicle range. [See: Volkswagen Car Leasing for our latest car leasing offers]
The overall styling of the T-Cross Breeze has distinct urban and dynamic qualities, with attitude to outshine the Volkswagen Polo whilst bringing in a new member to their unique SUV family. The T-Cross Breeze is advertised in the shade “Summer Green Metallic”
With the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze making its way into the compact crossover segment, does it bring enough to take on the likes of the class-leading Nissan Juke?
Here's everything we know so far about the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze.
The starting price for the entry-level SUV will be from £17,000 with added features and a possible GTI version, you should expect to spend over £25,000 for some of the higher models in the range.
The T-Cross Breeze comes with a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder with 95hp or 115hp with a fuel economy of more than 50mpg.
If you're a regular motorway user, it’s likely VW will release a 125hp 1.4-litre petrol model with cylinder deactivation technology that will rest the engine when the extra power isn’t being used. This means you don’t miss out on the economical qualities the 1.0-litre model provides and you gain a stronger performance.
Alternatively, if your annual mileage is very high, the T-Cross might be able to offer you a 95hp 1.6-litre diesel reaching up to 70mpg, both powerful and economical.
Although the T-Cross doesn’t offer four-wheel drive, it is possible Volkswagen will produce the T-Cross with an alternative 2.0-litre 200hp petrol engine from the Polo GTI. That would get it from 0-60 in just under seven seconds. The GTI would also allow room for a sporty body kit and large alloy wheels to offer something a bit more sporty in the range.
The T-Cross Breeze model will be marketed as one of the safest vehicles of its class. The T-Cross Breeze will come with a front assist (ambient traffic monitoring system), lane assist (lane departure warning system). The vehicle also comes with a stop-start system and recuperation mode.
The SUV also has an upgraded configurable infotainment system, allowing you to rearrange system tiles on a predefined grid, displaying units such as live weather information and a cover flow for the media library. The touch-sensitive qualities eliminate the conventional switches and buttons giving the T-Cross a futuristic feel.
On higher spec models, the T-Cross advertises interior 300 W BeatsAudio™ sound system giving you great acoustics even with the top down.
Volkswagen gives you additional off-road features with this vehicle, using the installed sensors and collection of geographical data, it is able to recognise the change of terrain and if in auto mode, the T-Cross will act by selecting the appropriate driving profile.
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With its wide radiator grille and narrow headlights, the T-Cross also comes with 19-inch aluminium wheels whilst the rear end of the convertible SUV covers a substantially wide boot lid which opens up to an incredible 300 litres of space and ease of access.
We would be sure to expect further SUV models and compact vehicles in the near future. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, explains: “The T-Cross Breeze is a teaser for the most compact sports utility vehicle that Volkswagen plans to make – and the nucleus of a new SUV and convertible design in the compact sector”.
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