According to a recent report, the German automaker will debut the Volkswagen T-Cross concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, an entry-level crossover based on the Polo. Sources say the model will head into production in 2018, giving Volkswagen a competitor to models like the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke.
It is believed that the T-Cross concept will be a sibling to the larger T-Roc that debuted in 2014 and was based on the Volkswagen Golf. The production T-Roc is expected to arrive showrooms by 2017.
Both models are part of Volkswagen’s plans to have a larger presence in the crossover and SUV segments and will be built on the company’s flexible MQB platform. Expect numerous powertrain options on both, including standard gasoline, diesel and electrified variants with either front- or all-wheel drive.
It is also being reported that Volkswagen has scrapped plans to build the Taigun concept, partly due to the shaky financial climate in key South American markets. The smaller Taigun was based on the compact Up and was first shown at the 2012 Sao Paolo Motor Show.
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