VW T-Cross subcompact SUV at Geneva Motor Show 2016
It may be more than a full week away, but rumors about the 2016 Geneva International Motor show are hitting the presses fast. Volkswagen has finally released some news, with a teaser image showing a small crossover concept with square illuminated fog lights. It isn’t clear if this indicates it will be electric as the BUDD-e concept was, but it is expected to have few, if any, switches and buttons based on that concept. Despite not revealing a name or any detailed pictures as of yet, the rumor is the VW T-Cross subcompact SUV is the model to expect that the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
So Volkswagen is tight-lipped on the SUV option, but this doesn’t mean anyone is shying away from predictions. Aside from being smaller, having been said to be aiming at the compact car segment, we know the new SUV concept is just the beginning when it comes to upcoming crossover choices. It’s also said to be borrowing some of the concepts from the BUDD-e, most notably the lack of switches from the interior, but in a way that should be more realistic. Perhaps something closer to the e-Golf Touch?
So far we’re already expecting at least three new SUV options to come to the Volkswagen lineup. The T-Roc, which was first shown as a concept at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, is also expected to go into production and may be available as early as 2017. Thanks to the MQB platform, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will also have a longer wheelbase for the American market, which will allow for a seven seat option. This concept that will be revealed next month is also expected to be more affordable, which leads us to believe it will be smaller in size than the Tiguan.
There are no images for the T-Cross as of yet, unless we assume these teaser images are it, but it is meant to be based on the size of the Polo, which is a smaller version of the Golf. The T-Roc is based on the Golf, which would also put it below the Tiguan as far as scale. If all these predictions are correct, we can expect a full lineup of SUV options, now all we need is some competitive pricing.
It isn’t yet clear if these concepts will actually head into America, as seems to be an issue we are always running into, but it seems Volkswagen is interested in expanding the lineup. We have our fingers crossed and can’t wait until the new concept is revealed next week, with the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show starting on March 3. We’ll be updating here at the Volkswagen of Springfield Blog, so stay tuned for more.