is presenting two world premieres at the Geneva International Motor Show which begins
March 1 to 13, 2016. The company premieres the T-Cross Breeze which is an
open-top concept car and the new Up which will have a host of innovative
Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand, explains: “The T-Cross
Breeze is a teaser for the most compact sport utility vehicle that Volkswagen
plans to make – and the nucleus of a new SUV and convertible design in the
T-Cross Breeze comes with a turbocharged petrol engine (TSI) with a capacity of
one litre, a stop-start system and recuperation mode. The 108bhp 1.0 l TSI is a
convincing powerhouse, producing 175 Nm of maximum torque from just 1,500 rpm.
The TSI drives the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG dual clutch gearbox. Thus
equipped, the SUV convertible, weighing just 1,250 kg, needs a mere 10.3
seconds to reach 100 kmph and reaches a top speed of 188 kmph. In combination
with the 40 litre fuel tank, the concept car has a theoretical range of 800 km
– easily enough to drive from Geneva to Cannes or Venice on a single tank of
a length of 4,133 mm, the T-Cross Breeze is slightly longer than a CrossPolo.
It boasts a long wheelbase of 2,565 mm, resulting in short body overhangs,
thereby guaranteeing sporty proportions. Excluding the door mirrors, the
concept car is 1,798 mm wide – significantly up on existing cars in the Polo
class – while the passengers in the T-Cross Breeze also sit considerably higher
up. The total height of the new Volkswagen is exactly 1,563 mm when the soft
top is closed.
Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said,
"2016 will be a year of new beginnings for Volkswagen. With the T-Cross we
are providing a first look ahead to Volkswagen models to come. We will in
particular be significantly developing our range of SUVs and in future offering
an SUV in every core segment."
the new VW Up will also be one of the small cars to look out for at the Geneva
International Motor Show. The car offers a wide variety of drive systems and a
choice of petrol, natural gas or electric engines. The top version of the car
has a TSI motor which delivers 88.8bhp. The car car also comes with multiple
customisation options as well. Customers can choose between a cross model and
the roomy load Up - micro delivery van.
new Up also gets new exterior colour, seat covers and contemporary dash pads.
The car will also feature smartphone integration which enables navigation and
audio streaming. Another funky first for this car are 7 fine tuned 300watt
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