Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Concept-3

The small concept SUV from Volkswagen has finally been unveiled. As reported, the SUV wears the name T-Cross, but, it gets an added label to it. Officially known as the T-Cross Breeze, the SUV is a convertible two-door vehicle. Volkswagen notes that the concept previews a new family of Polo-sized SUVs.

All-in-all, the four-seater T-Cross Breeze measures in at 4,133 mm long, 1,798 mm wide and 1,563 mm tall (with the roof up) and it has a wheelbase of 2,565 mm. With that, it essentially makes the concept a tad longer than the CrossPolo. The SUV is quite light too, weighing a total of 1,250 kg.

Design-wise, the Breeze stays pretty close to the new Tiguan, but with distinctive features to differentiate it. These include a wide front grille, sleek headlamps with LED daytime running lights, square-shaped LEDs on the lower grille, while underbody protection is also seen at the front of the vehicle. The concept is sitting on 19-inch alloy wheels.

At the side, the T-Cross Breeze gets SUV-style black cladding all around. Also, there’s a unique character line that starts from the sides and flows towards the back of the vehicle. Visual elements that can be found in the back include LED tail lights, more underbody protection for the rear bumper and square exhaust outlets.

Inside, the T-Cross Breeze has minimal buttons going for it. Akin to the Volkswagen BUDD-e concept, the SUV receives a set of touchscreen displays. The digital instrument cluster, better known as the Active Info Display can be customised to one’s liking.

Apart from that, there’s a 300-watt BeatsAudio sound system with a subwoofer integrated in the centre console. Furthermore, the boot offers a total of 300 litres of cargo space. Of course, in the back, another notable feature would have to be that retractable black fabric soft-top as well.

Powering the Breeze concept is a 1.0 litre, three-cylinder engine that’s capable of producing 110 hp and 175 Nm of torque. The mill is paired with a seven-speed, dual-clutch DSG automatic gearbox that sends power to the front wheels. The SUV goes from 0-100 km/h in 10.3 seconds and has a top speed of 188 km/h.

Interestingly, Volkswagen claims that the SUV will return five litres per 100 km, and with its 40 litre tank, it has a theoretical range of 800 km. According to the brand, besides this Polo-sized concept, a Golf-sized crossover that will stay close to the T-Roc concept will also be introduced. Subsequently, it will join a new midsize SUV for the US and China, along with a seven-seater Tiguan and the next-gen Touareg.

GALLERY: Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze