Volkswagen teases new SUV line with T-Cross Breeze concept model

April 18th, 2016 by

Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept model

Volkswagen announced last month that they plan to expand their line to include three new SUV models. Adding these three new models to the already available Tiguan and Touareg will bring the brand to a total of five different, versatile SUV models. The first of these new SUV models revealed is the new Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept model.

To say that the T-Cross Breeze is unique is a vast understatement. According to Volkswagen, the model will be the first open-top SUV in its class, while still remaining affordable for everyday drivers. The brand also noted that the striking, fresh design offers an exciting look at the new styling direction it plans to take. While this is just a concept model at this point, it is possible that it could become a future production model.

Its unmistakable design comes from the brand’s goal of making each model immediately recognizable as a Volkswagen. The front of the model is characterized by its wide radiator grille and narrow headlights for a distinct front fascia. From the side, the T-Cross Breeze also features a strong profile thanks to its unique character lines and its 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels that feature a spiral design, accentuated by colorful star-shaped plastic caps.

At the back, the convertible SUV offers an extremely wide trunk with integrated LED tail lights. The lid opens up to offer nearly 10.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

[More VW concept models: BUDD-e microbus]

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Interior features

As for the interior, the T-Cross Breeze doesn’t disappoint in terms of technology and comfort. The brand is taking giant steps in terms of technology with new control interface that plans on replacing buttons and switches.

[Read more on VW SUVs: 2016 Tiguan specs]

The interior technology of the T-Cross Breeze is similar to that of the BUDD-e microbus concept that we covered earlier this month, taking advantage of new technology and providing touch and gesture control.

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T-Cross Breeze engine specs

Under the hood of the T-Cross Breeze sits a highly efficient 1.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection TSI gasoline engine. It also features a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox, allowing the SUV convertible to go from 0-62 mph in just 10.3 seconds! It’s also capable of reaching a top speed of 117 mph.

To learn more about this impressive concept models and other upcoming models from Volkswagen, be sure to check back with our blog, where we’ll be sure to keep you updated![/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns]

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