Yes, Volkswagen is apparently showing yet another crossover concept at the upcoming Geneva auto show, but no, it’s not Groundhog Day. With this concept, Volkswagen will be jockeying for position in the exploding compact-crossover space with something it’s billing as both hip and affordable
Judging by earlier reports, this new crossover concept will be called the T-Cross. It promises to be a smaller version of the T-Roc concept shown at the 2014 Geneva show. Like the T-Roc, the T-Cross would be built on the MQB platform used for cars like the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3.
Based on Volkswagen’s teaser shots, we can see a new lighting scheme will debut with the new concept SUV. Slim headlights with an angular C-shape look similar to what we saw on the Cross Coupe GTE concept at the 2015 Detroit show, while the square-shaped LED daytime running lights at the bottom of the front fascia are all-new. The hood shape again looks lifted from the earlier Cross Coupe GTE concept, and we can vaguely make out a front skidplate that might be a toned-down version of the one we saw this past January on the Tiguan GTE Active concept.
Volkswagen says that inside the unnamed concept SUV will have a mostly switchless, touch-interface cabin. Expect to see the interior mostly mirror what VW already showed on the electric Budd-e concept (pictured below) and earlier Golf R Touch concept. We’ll likely encounter a large Active Info Display in place of a classic instrument cluster, combining navigation, trip, and entertainment info, with an even larger screen handling touch-sensitive dashboard display duties.