The VW T-Cross Breeze Concept which previews a next gen Polo-based compact crossover SUV made its world debut at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The concept makes is appearance not long before news broke out that the Taigun project is shelved due to its impractically small size. While it is displayed in a convertible guise, the production model of the T-Cross Breeze would be a conventional hardtop crossover.
The T-Cross Breeze is significantly larger than the Taigun concept yet is small enough to be tucked under the Tiguan. The production variant would have popular crossovers like the Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Creta, Fiat 500X, Suzuki S-Cross, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Honda HR-V, etc., in its hit list.
The bold front fascia serves as a precursor to the design direction of a series of crossovers to come from the German automaker. The narrow LED headlights and squarish LED fog lights create a distinct light signature while the nicely detailed grille with a massive VW logo and a sporty bumper with silver skid plate add to the ruggedness.
With neat lines and surfaces, the profile is understated like most Volkswagen but a high waistline add the T-Cross Breeze’s stance. The rear fascia features unique narrow LED taillights, expressive tailgate and a bumper with square LED red foglights. The vehicle measures 4,133 mm long, 1,798 mm wide, 1,563 mm tall when the soft top is closed and has a wheelbase of 2,565 mm.
The interior features a futuristic dashboard which promises a high level of user interface by eliminating majority of the switches. The concept previews a modern vehicle which would employ up-to-date infotainment, touch sensitive surfaces and connectivity features.
Powering the VW T-Cross Breeze concept is a 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine which is tuned to produce 110 PS. A 7-speed DSG transmission drives the front wheels. Top speed stands at 188 kmph while 0-100 kmph is claimed to take 10.3 seconds. The convertible crossover tips the scales at 1,250 kg.