Volkswagen has officially showcased the convertible concept car titled the T-Cross Breeze at the Geneva Motor Show. The expo is underway at the moment where VW after making enthusiasts wait for a long time, showed their idea for a convertible.
It is going to be a direct competitor for Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Mazda CX-3.
The T-Cross Breeze will first get launched with a fixed roof as it is a better bet in the buyer segment after which VW may consider bringing the convertible into production. The car is built on the latest platform already used to build the Polo variant.
The wheelbase in the concept car is quite long in order to accommodate the body but it has been built in a such a way that it looks compact and should be easy to drive. The car is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine which is capable of rendering 109 horsepower. It uses a seven speed, dual clutch automatic transmission system and uses front wheel drive only.
Considering the size of the car, front wheel drive is more than enough and VW doesn’t seem to have any plans to offer an all-wheel drive in the future. The vehicle is equipped with the virtual cockpit design that Volkswagen has been incorporation in all their next gen models. It includes a high resolution display with touch screen capability, surfaces that respond to touch, voice support, and electrically controlled windscreens, roof mechanism among other functions.
Talking about the launch, the company’s boss said, “It is purely a concept at the moment and there could be some changes before the car goes into production. The convertible is aimed to provide buyers a choice of a car that is stylish yet affordable at the same time. It is going to be something that is not only about looks but has usability on the daily run.”
Another Golf-sized SUV is heading to the market from Volkswagen. The company seems to have a pretty good lineup of cars this year at the Geneva motor show 2016. If all goes as planned, in the next few years, VW may finally manage to impress people and help them get over the diesel emission scandal that has been plaguing the brand for many months since 2015.
Upcoming models from VW include Tiguan, Touareg among some possible launches. They have registered the names Tribue, Teracor and Terasun already to pick one out of it.