Does our market need another crossover? We’ll go out on a limb and say no. But will carmakers continue bringing them here anyway? Well, it appears so, whether we like it or not.
Volkswagen seems to be up next on the list of manufacturers looking to add more entries to this heavily stacked segment. In a recent post on Facebook, Volkswagen Philippines teased a new vehicle that “is on its way.” The photo shows a silhouette of what looks like an SUV with the words “Coming Soon” up top.
We have an idea of what this could be, of course, but you can check out the post here first:
Now, our guess is that this one is the T-Cross, the new crossover that Volkswagen first unveiled way back in October 2018. We’ve seen it a lot of times before already, and we even wrote about how the vehicle would be a good fit for VW’s local lineup. It’s been almost two years, but we still reckon this is true—even if the market is now even more loaded with crossovers.
The 111hp, 145Nm 1.5-liter gasoline and 148hp, 250Nm 1.4-liter turbopetrol on the T-Cross are still good options, after all. Its tech arsenal, assuming it’ll be available here as well, is still up to par with its possible competitors.
Style-wise, it also looks far from dated, so it won’t have any problems standing next to newer vehicles, specifically the Chinese crossovers. How well it will do if and when it launches, though, remains to be seen. Also, we’ve yet to find out just how soon the launch is, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer for further updates.
What do you think of this potential launch from Volkswagen? Share your two cents in the comments. We’ll keep you posted, too, so watch this space.