Although it just released the T-Roc this year, Volkswagen is already working on the T-Cross, another, even smaller sub-compact SUV based on the Polo and here’s our best look yet at the car testing in Finland.
One of 19 SUVs the brand is planning to have ready by 2019, the T-Roc will be based on the MQB platform like just about every other new car VW is working on.
This one is expected to share its footprint and design language with Europe’s Polo, including a wide grille and a flat front profile. The little crossover is expected to make its debut in 2018 and we anticipate that it will share engines with the new Polo.
Like the competition, the T-Cross will likely get a two-tone paint job and a funky interior designed to attract young buyers.
“The baby SUV looks very sporty,” said one company insider. “You will wonder whether it’s a VW at all; you may recognize the grille, but it’s a very exciting design elsewhere.”
Based on the T-Cross Breeze that was first shown in Geneva in 2016, the T-Cross probably won’t make it to the U.S., based on its size alone.
Instead, VW is planning to build a pair of SUVs of its own based on the Tiguan and the Atlas, both of which are also built on the MQB platform.
A version of this story originally appeared on VW Vortex
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