Volkswagen has teased the mini SUV concept it’s brining to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show – a sub-£20,000 rival to the Nissan Juke that’s expected to be called T-Cross.
The Volkswagen Polo-derived T-Cross crossover SUV will fill a glaring gap in the firm’s range, taking on models such as the Juke, Renault Captur and Vauxhall Mokka.
Last year, SUVs became the biggest-selling car type in Europe, with one of the fastest-growing sub-sectors being the mini SUV class invented by the Nissan Juke.
Needless to say, Volkswagen’s not giving much away ahead of Geneva, but did say the concept, whose name is yet to be disclosed, will give a “realistic perspective on a completely new model series and… the future production model”.
This indicates that Volkswagen is planning a range of T-badged crossovers: in 2014, it showed the Golf-derived T-Roc concept, a rival to the Nissan Qashqai.
The firm admits this is the “beginning of a broad SUV offensive”.
It’s going to have a modern, infotainment-packed interior, adds Volkswagen. “Its operating concept features hardly any switches, creating a conceptual bridge to the BUDD-e” that debuted at CES 2016 earlier in January.
See more next week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show: we’ll be bringing you all the news from press day which opens on 1 March.