Rumored: Volkswagen Showing A Polo-Based Crossover At Geneva
Autocar reports Volkswagen will show off a concept crossover that is sized around Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke. Called the T-Cross, the concept is expected to borrow bits of the T-Roc concept - shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show - including the wide grille and flared wheel arches. This is to help give the two concepts some lineage.
Interestingly, Autocar has learned from a manager that the T-Cross and T-Roc concepts will be heading into production. This is part of a new a strategy being fast-tracked by Volkswagen chairman Matthias Müller to take advantage of a growing crossover/SUV marketplace.
“We will position production versions of the T-Cross and T-Roc underneath the Tiguan and Touareg in a part of the market that is currently experiencing large growth for SUV models, including Europe,” said the manager.
Both models will use Volkswagen's MQB modular platform and come with a variety of powertrains - gas, diesel, and plug-in hybrid - and drivetrains - front and all-wheel drive.
Production of the T-Roc is expected to begin in 2017, with the T-Cross following a year after.
Whether we see either model come to the U.S. is up the air.