2016 Geneva Motor Show – Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze
Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is the latest concept to roll out the designers’ imagination and into our lives. The Geneva Motor Show was the ideal place for the unveiling of this project, previewing a new smaller SUV in the Polo class. The convertible SUV is also the starting point of three more SUV models, scheduled to join the Tiguan and Touareg in the near future.
The Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is the first open-top SUV in its class, showing off a raised seating position, a projected low price, not to mention a turbocharged 1.0-liter TSI engine – 110 hp and 175 Nm of torque. With a front-driven platform, stop-start system and recuperation mode, this looks like the next step in the Volkswagen recovery mode.
The engine was mated to a 7-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox, which helps the car do 0 to 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 188 km/h. Fuel consumption is estimated at 5.0 l/100 km, with a 40-liter fuel tank supposedly allowing drivers to enjoy a 800 km range. On an aesthetic level, the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze shows off a wide radiator grille and narrow headlights, unique 19-inch alloys and integrated LED rear lights. That lovely paintwork is a warm shade of green, called “Summer Green Metallic”.
The cabin benefits from various technologies, such as a button-less operating concept a free-floating center console touch sensitive controls. There’s also a BeatsAudio system, a 300-Watt 8 channel system compatible with CarPlay (Apple), Android Auto (Google) or MirrorLink. Surely, the convertible will provide you with an unique experience, and all of this will be forgotten.