THE NEW T-CROSS: VOLKSWAGEN DESIGNERS SURVEY THE WORLD OF COMPACT SUVS
Aug 31, 2018
- Urban SUV: cool look and maximum customisation
- Designers reveal how they developed the new T-Cross
Wolfsburg (D) – The countdown for the launch of the new T-Cross1 has begun. The world première of the most compact Volkswagen SUV ever will be celebrated in autumn. The slogan "I am more" will accompany the launch in spring 2019. It stands for the four property fields "I am practical", "I am cool", "I am intuitive" and "I am safe". With a trailer for "I am cool", Volkswagen is now showing how the T-Cross designers have surveyed the world again and developed a new, urban generation of the Sport Utility Vehicle.
Video: The new T-Cross
The T-Cross has a deliberately charismatic and masculine design. The front end, with its bonnet and headlights integrated outside the wide radiator grille, is a dominant design feature. At the side, a sharply cut character line divides the areas. It forms a powerful shoulder section and merges into a new design element.
At the rear: the horizontal reflector strip bordered by black trim.
Colour and trim example: two-colour dash pads link the fresh, sporty style of the interior and the 12 colours of the exterior. The new T-Cross will also be available in different bi-colour paintwork versions as an option when it is launched next year.
Charismatic front end of the new T-Cross
Rear end with eye-catching reflector strip
Interior example: at an early stage of development, the designers immersed themselves in the spacious interior virtually – using augmented reality. They tested the ergonomics as well as the ambience and experienced the T-Cross of tomorrow live in order to perfect it further. At the same time, they got a feeling for what it will be like for the first customers when the songs from their smartphone media library or streaming services resound through the interior of the new SUV via the "beats" sound system.
1) The vehicle has not yet gone on sale.
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