In what could be the cheapest SUV from Volkswagen, the lower trim Volkswagen T-Cross is actively being tested ahead of launch. The model was spied on test on Brazilian roads drawing attention to its on-board features which are found to be significantly less as compared to that seen on the top spec model.
Volkswagen T-Cross is based on the VW MQB A0 platform. It made its global debut last week. Built exclusively for emerging markets like Brazil and India, the SUV will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks. It is expected to be launched in India by 2020.
Volkswagen T-Cross lower spec model, as seen in the image above, does not receive any chrome accents on its front grill while headlamps are also just halogen lamps as against the projector headlamps seen on the top spec models. It is also minus any daytime running lamps while it sits on 16” alloy wheels as compared to the 17” seen on the top spec model.
The rear end too sees no inclusion of chrome accents and hence the spoiler and bumper are in an all black color scheme. Interiors are also lacking in features seen on the top spec models and does not include a virtual cockpit set up.
While the top spec T-Cross gets its power via a 1.6 liter petrol engine or a 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox, the lower spec model is powered by a 1.0 liter TSI petrol engine offering 128 hp power and mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Volkswagen has also confirmed that the T-Cross will launch in India but it has not been revealed as to which version will make its way into the country. It will launch in the country in late 2020 set to rival the likes of the Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Creta.