The Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The convertible mini-SUV is based on the Volkswagen Polo platform and is expected to preview a forthcoming small SUV. We took a closer look at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 show car.
Volkswagen’s SUV expansion will see it offer an SUV in every relevant segment. The new Tiguan is the starting point for the plan. The Tiguan will be followed by a new mid-size SUV (for the USA and China) which will join the premium segment Touareg. A new Golf class SUV will follow, similar in style to the T-Roc Concept car. The T-Cross Breeze will demonstrate a potential Polo-based SUV to slot into the range at the entry level.
Volkswagen point out that the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is the first open-top SUV in its class. It gets a raised seating position, a projected low price and fills an interesting niche. The concept car comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.0-litre TSI engine with 110 hp and 175 Nm of torque.
The platform is front-driven with a stop-start system and recuperation mode. A 7-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox is used, while the weight is just 1,250 kg. A 100 km/h sprint time of 10.3 seconds is possible with a top speed of 188 km/h. Fuel consumption and CO2 values are 5.0 l/100 km and 115 g/km respectively. A 40 litre fuel tank allows a theoretical range of 800 km.
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