The Wolfsburger really mean it seriously with the study 2018 VW Polo SUV T-Cross Breeze. At first, it still looked as if the drought-free strawberry basket were going straight into the Asservata chamber. A small, cross-country cabrio with a high-set design works only with a premium brand such as Range Rover. But now, the Erlking pictures of the AUTO BILD photographers show that the Polo SUV T-Cross is a sister model from Seat Arona and Skoda Polar in series, but will always have five doors and a fixed roof – a guarantee for optimal functionality and space utilization.
While VW is developing the shape-language of the currently particularly co-ordinated Polo for the next generation only cautiously, the SUV gets an independent sheet-metal dress, which is new in terms of proportions and details (grill, lights, profile) Model. In addition, “the Polo T-Cross has at least two identities,” knows Chef-designer Bischoff. “The version for China may need to differentiate again between the north and south of the country, which is more differentiated for Europe.”
Although the 2018 VW Polo SUV parts of the control concept, as well as various extras and assistance systems from the Passat, the next generation of the Modular Infotainment Kit (MIB) debuts a year later in Golf VIII. After Golf and Passat also the polo changes to the modular cross-section box (MQB) On the platform A0. This makes the car all-wheel-drive for the first time. The prices for the T-Cross without all-wheel drive will presumably begin below 20,000 euros.
For the T-Cross VW, in combination with an 8.8 kWh battery, plans a modular plug-in hybrid. Electromobility will also be an issue in this class – but only in three to four years. The unified power pack, which is also used by the Seat Arona, mobilizes 70 kW and 230 Nm, the battery puts it in the first stage of construction to 21.5 kWh. In the top model Polo T-Cross GTI is probably a 200 hp strong 2.0-liter engine is used, which is interlocked with a seven speed DSG.
In the case of conventional engines, 2018 VW Polo SUV concentrates on the economical three-cylinder engines in the form of the 1.0-liter petrol engine (from 65 to 115 hp) and the 1.4-liter diesel variant (from 75 to 115 hp). The new 1.5-liter engine, which is to be offered in two power units with 155 hp and 270 Nm, as well as 209 hp and 300 Nm, is ranked second. In conjunction with the 48-volt network, the power of the mild hybrids increases by 10 kW and 55 Nm, the consumption is to fall from 5.0 to 4.6 liters.