The Volkswagen T-Cross will become the fourth SUV in the car maker’s European line-up when it goes on sale early next year, following its reveal in October.
Its design will draw heavily from the larger T-Roc SUV, but a distinctive rear end with trendy light bar taillights also features. A new preview shows designers working on the car, with brightly coloured trim being selected for the car's interior. Twelve interior colours are available, while a two-tone paint job is available for the exterior.
The supermini-SUV, which Autocar has already driven in prototype form, focuses on practicality, according to another preview revealed by Volkswagen, with 385-455 litres of bootspace with the rear seats in place, depending on their position, rising to 1281 litres with the rear seats folded. With the seats in place, this space is 33-103 litres larger than the Kia Stonic, and up to 55 litres larger than the Seat Arona's, although with the T-Cross's seats positioned for maximum legroom, 15 litres down on its Seat cousin.
VW's T-Cross will sit below the existing T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg and, with an expected price above £17,000, rival the Seat Arona, Renault Captur and second generation Nissan Juke. Latest shots show the car in its most undisguised form yet, although some cladding on the front and rear disguises the car as a T-Roc, covering the car's actual features.
It’s the latest in a 19-strong line-up of SUVs that VW plans to have in place within the next two years. VW’s aim is to boost sales of high-riding models to 40% of its overall global total by the end of the decade.
The T-Cross uses VW’s MQB A0 platform, shared with the VW Polo, Arona and Audi A1, among others.