2019 VW T-Cross baby crossover drops some camo

It’s the best look yet at VW’s upcoming entry-level SUV

An automaker just can’t have too many crossovers and SUVs nowadays, and Volkswagen is one of the companies that’s pushing high-riding models in an aggressive manner lately.

Following the release of the all-new Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace, T-Roc, and Touareg in less than two years, the German automaker will soon add a new model at the lower end of its range.

You might have heard of it: it’s called the T-Cross and it will be based on the latest Polo supermini, making it the smallest crossover yet in VW’s lineup. Scheduled for a reveal later this year (most likely at the Paris Motor Show in early October), the T-Cross is currently undergoing the final stages of testing before launch.

Our photographers spotted it in Austria wearing less camouflage foil than before, and seeing the T-Cross on the road gives us the impression it looks like the baby of a Tiguan and a T-Roc.

The T-Cross is expected to borrow styling cues from the T-Roc and the Polo, including a full-width flatter front profile. The T-Cross Breeze concept unveiled in 2016 should provide an accurate indication of what the small crossover will look like.

As with most VW Group models nowadays, the T-Cross will be built on the MQB platform. It should offer a slightly roomier interior than the Polo, adding practicality features typical to a crossover. Expect to find some of the engines from the new Polo under its bonnet.

Much like the Seat Arona (which is basically the Spanish automaker’s T-Cross), the VW’s baby SUV is not likely to offer all-wheel drive. The T-Cross is just one of 19 SUVs VW plans to launch by 2020.

READ MORE: Our review of the 2018 VW Polo 1.0 TSI

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