Volkswagen’s Polo-based T-Roc crossover SUV has been spied present process winter growth testing, giving us a significantly better glimpse at how the child SUV is shaping up.
Cues from the bigger T-Roc are evident, resembling its full-width grille and black facet skirts. The rear of the automobile continues to be closely disguised however you’ll be able to nearly make out the rear LED mild cluster. In comparison with a SEAT Arona, the T-Cross’s largest rival, the VW can also be considerably taller which ought to imply higher practicality.
Just like the Polo hatchback VW’s newest SUV can be based mostly on the smallest model of the VW Group’s MQB platform. Whereas particulars of engines have but to be confirmed, we’d count on the vary to start out with a 109bhp 1.Zero-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol unit. Twin-clutch auto gearboxes can be provided alongside the handbook models.
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Auto Specific understands the wheelbase is more likely to measure 2,560mm – that’s a hefty 90mm improve over the earlier Polo and fewer than two centimetres shorter than the Mk6 Golf’s. Count on VW engineers to make use of this acquire to enhance rear passenger area and boot capability, though brief overhangs entrance and rear ought to be sure that the hike in general size is far more modest.
Much less more likely to make it into manufacturing is the drop-top roof that featured on the T-Cross Breeze idea at 2016’s Geneva Motor Present. There’ll, nonetheless, be no less than the choice of all-wheel drive, that means the Polo SUV might be a succesful little automobile in dangerous climate.
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