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It seems the Range Rover Evoque Convertible has started something of a trend, with the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept convertible SUV making its debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show.

If the Volkswagen T-Cross name sounds familiar, that’s because the German brand has used a similar moniker for a concept model smaller than the Tiguan in the past – that show car was known as the T-Roc.

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The company has mentioned to CarAdvice at recent motor shows that a production version of the T-Roc – with or without that name – will make it to market in 2017.

As for this concept, it is currently unclear whether a drop-top mini SUV will form a part of the brand’s plans in the future, but it seems clear that there could be a market for such a model, otherwise VW wouldn’t play with the idea of a show car.

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These images show something that appears close to production. There are full-size side mirrors – a clear hat-tip towards market-readiness – and the styling of the T-Cross Breeze isn’t outlandish enough to suggest that it’s a fantasy car far flung from reality.

Inside the T-Cross Breeze is perhaps more like a concept than the outside, with very clean lines and a large floating-look media system that connects to the driver information screen.

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The centre console looks futuristic, too, with what appears to be a piano black-finished storage box, and the door pockets have intricately designed grab handles in front of large door pockets.

Under the bonnet of the T-Cross is a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 81kW of power and 175Nm of torque. It is front-wheel drive, and has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Volkswagen’s luxury sister brand Audi also showed a new compact SUV at the show – the new Audi Q2.

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