India bound 2018 Volkswagen T-Cross spied testing on streets of Brazil
Volkswagens has been testing the T-Cross for quite some time now, but the model for emerging markets has been spied for the first time on the streets of Brazil. The model will have its debut at the 2018 Sao Paulo motor show in November.
Volkswagen had earlier revealed that the T-Cross for emerging markets will have different looks from the European derivative. The T-Cross for India will be based on the all important MQB AO IN platform and will sport an extended wheelbase of 2.65mm against 2.56mm of the European version.
The longer wheelbase for the T-Cross will liberate more space for the cabin; will eventually get larger boot space for the cargo as well. The T-Cross will be manufactured at Volkswagens Chakan plant which will be heavily retooled to produce the SUV.
Considering how important the T-Cross is for emerging markets and the Indian market in particular, expect Volkswagen to trim the T-Cross to suit market tastes and flavour. The interior will be finished in top notch materials and quality while being feature loaded. Higher trims should come with an 8.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system among others.
Engine options for the T-Cross will include a 1.0 litre three cylinder turbo petrol engine that should produce around 115hp and come coupled to a six speed manual gearbox The Volkswagen T-Cross is also believed to spawn a Skoda derivative that will get its own looks and will launch before VW marks its entry.
However when they do launch in the Indian market both models will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur and upcoming SUVs such as the Tata Harrier and Nissan Kicks.
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