At Geneva International Motor Show 2016, Volkswagen premiered the T-Cross Breeze, the first convertible SUV in the Polo class. The two-door, four-seat T-Cross Breeze follows a concept of a modern soft-top convertible.
“Our T-Cross Breeze is the first open-top SUV in its class and, at the same time, an affordable, cheeky cabriolet with a raised seating position that gives you a perfect view.” said Dr. Herbert Diess, the Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand.
The T-Cross Breeze has an 81 kW/110 PS 1.0 liter TSI turbocharged and direct-injection gasoline engine. This 2,756 lb concept car is quite powerful as it can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 10.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 117 mph. Regarding the fuel tank, the T-Cross Breeze has a capacity of 10.6-gallons and a theoretical range of 497 miles.
When it comes to the size, the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze is a bit longer than a Cross Polo. It has a length of 162.7 inches, it’s 70.8 inches wide and 61.5 inches high when the soft top is closed. This car features narrow headlights, wide radiator grille and wheels located farther into the corners. The T-Cross Breeze is also characterized with a LED daytime running light signature at the front of the car.
Looking at the interior, the T-Cross Breeze features an entirely new control interface with almost no buttons on the board. In fact, all the controls are either touch-sensitive surfaces or new “by-wire” solutions. The materials and colors break new ground as well. The interior colors are quite dark to contrast the “Summer Green Soft” color of the vehicle and some parts of the seating are made using 3D printers.
Driving information is displayed on a three-dimensional, animated display called Active Info Display. Users can shape, move, shrink or enlarge parts of the display. Besides the driving info, the display includes current weather data, air-conditioning functions, music equalizer, SMS inbox…The T-Cross Breeze features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink connectivity and a powerful BeatsAudio sound system.
There’s a driving profile selector available that’s connected to the navigation system, frontal camera and other systems. Depending on the driving situation, the profile can react automatically. When it’s on Auto mode, the system changes the engine, damping or steering characteristics. There’s also an option of an off-road mode.
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