A rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V seems to be in Volkswagen’s pipeline. A source told Autocar UK that the entry-level compact SUV, will make production in 2018 and will probably be priced in the range of £18,000 (RM108,470). Volkswagen will be showcasing a “T-Cross” concept in Geneva this year, which will preview a production version of the compact SUV in question.

It is said to be a sister model to the Volkswagen T-ROC concept (pictured here), which made an appearance at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The production version of the T-Cross and T-ROC models will reportedly constitute as part of a volume-segment SUV model strategy that’s currently being pushed into full gear by Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Muller.

“We will position production versions of the T-Cross and T-ROC underneath the Tiguan and Touareg in a part of the market that is currently experiencing large growth for SUV models, including Europe,” said the source, who also happens to be a “highly-placed” Volkswagen manager.

Die neue Volkswagen SUV-Studie T-ROC

Like the Golf-based T-ROC concept, the planned SUV will also sit on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform as well. Apart from that, the model is said to measure around 4,000 mm, a tad smaller than the T-ROC, which comes in at approximately 4,200 mm.

The name of the production version of the T-Cross concept would most probably start with the letter “T” as well. This, seeing as how the brand’s other SUVs begins with the alphabet, i.e the Volkswagen Touareg, Tiguan and the Taigun concept for that matter.

GALLERY: Volkswagen T-ROC Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show