The automotive world is crazy about crossovers these days and that’s not only typical for parts of the world like North America and Europe. These vehicles are becoming more popular in other parts of the world as well, including developing markets. In order to be more approachable to drivers with limited budgets, carmakers are offering pretty small vehicles and VW is no exception. The German carmaker is about to introduce the brand-new 2021 VW T-Track, the smallest crossover in the lineup.
At this point, we don’t know much about this crossover, but it looks like the focus will be on developing markets, in parts of the world like India, Brazil etc. It will be based on the super-small Up models and the latest reports suggest it won’t feature more than four meters in the overall length. We expect to see it sometime in the next year.
2021 VW T-Track Design
When it comes to the overall design, the first thing that comes to mind is the size. This model will feature less than four meters, while the wheelbase should go around 2.5 meters. As we already mentioned, the new crossover will probably share most of its design characteristics with the super-small VW Up city car, which rides on the smallest version of the company’s modular MQB architecture.
When it comes to the styling, it’s still early for the exact details, as we are still waiting for the test mule to appear on the road. Still, we presume that many aesthetical solutions will be borrowed from the Taigun concept. The second version of this concept was presenter recently and it shows VW’s new styling approach for the developing markets. The lines and face are pretty conservative, in a typical VW manner, so there is no reason to expect something more different in the production version. As we already mentioned, more details will be known after we see a test mule on the road.
When it comes to interior design, it’s still early to talk about details. Still, if we consider that the new 2021 VW T-Track will be designed primarily for the developing countries, there is no doubt that we are about to see a nice portion of low-rent materials. Simply, this is the easiest way to cut production costs and make the price more attractive. That’s one of the most important things in the markets of Asia, South America etc.
When it comes to the interior space and cargo volume, don’t expect too much. Given the models expected size, we would see a rather modest amount of legroom, which won’t be particularly adult-friendly, especially for taller passengers.
2021 VW T-Track Engine
We don’t expect bigger surprises under the hood. The 2021 VW T-Track should come with VW’s familiar 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, which will probably come in two output versions. The base version should feature a max output of 105 horsepower. Higher trim levels should come with a more powerful variant that puts out around 130 horsepower. Considering that the new crossover should come to the South American market, we have no doubt that the German manufacturer will offer a version that runs on ethanol as well. A hi-performance version is also in talks, with a 1.5-liter turbo-four and a max output of 150 horsepower. All models, will come standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while automatic transmission is also possible.
2021 VW T-Track Release Date
If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 VW T-Track will probably come sometime in the second half of the next year. Details about the price are yet to come.
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