The German automaker is expanding its lineup.
Following Volkswagen announcing its plans to reveal 34 new models in 2020, VWvortex is reporting that the brand has filed three new trademarks. The trademarks are for Volkswagen's new T- line of vehicles that are not currently available in the US, and so far consists of the T-Roc and T-Cross models. While both vehicles are in the subcompact crossover class, the T-Cross registers as Volkswagen's smallest vehicle in the segment and the T-Roc slots into the lineup below the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The three new names registered with the German patent office are T-Sport, T-Go, and T-Coupé. Little information has been given with the filings, but it's safe to assume that the new T- models will also be built on the Volkswagen MQB platform.
Like VWvortex, we suspect the T-Sport will be a sportier version of one of the existing models. The T-Roc already has a high-performance version with 300 horsepower on sale in Europe called the T-Roc R, so we would expect the T-Sport to be based on the smaller T-Cross model.
The T-Coupé seems self-explanatory as a version of one of the existing models with a sleeker roofline. Volkswagen doesn't typically play the 4-door coupe game like BMW and Mercedes, so it could actually be a 2-door crossover that's in the cards.
The T-Go is the hardest model to speculate about. Volkswagen sells the Gol minicar in South America, so it could be a reference to that model as Volkswagen continues to stretch towards both ends of the SUV market in Europe. We would also cite the tiny, and equally short and cheerfully named, Volkswagen Up city car.
We don't expect to see any of these in the US, though, as Volkswagen has stated explicitly that the T-Roc will not be launched in North America. At the same time, the T-Cross is built in Brazil to be exported to the Mexican market but hasn't made it across the border.