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Volkswagen T-Cross 2019: First look at VW’s new baby SUV

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Volkswagen T-Cross 2019: First look at VW's new baby SUVVolkswagen T-Cross 2019: First look at VW's new baby SUV

The sketch shows flared guards, jumbo alloys and a boot-width light cluster

VW has delivered our first official look at its new T-Cross SUV, with its pint-sized crossover revealed in a teaser sketch.

The Polo-based small SUV is expected to be revealed in full later this year before arriving in Australia in 2019.

VW’s tiniest high-rider is based on the brand’s scaleable MQB platform (of Polo, Golf and Tiguan fame) and is expected to be offered internationally with a range of diesel and petrol engines, as well as being setup for plug-in hybrid applications, too.

In Europe, the brand’s 1.0-litre engine will play a starring role, but it’s not yet clear what engines will make it into the Australian lineup. But we do know VW in Australia has spoken of its plan to align the T-Cross with its Golf pricing.

If that proves the case, it would position the T-Cross above its Polo donor car (much like most other small SUVs from rival brands), with pricing kicking off from well under $25,000 with an automatic transmission.

The fresh sketch shows an aggressive stance for the T-Cross, with the massively flared guards and arch-filling alloys promising to give the bite-sized VW plenty of street presence, should they make it through to production. The rear lights appear to stretch the entire width of the boot, too.

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