This new model will soon be debuting in dealerships everywhere with its combination of style, practicality, flexibility, connectivity and economy, and setting new standards for its class as it goes. The urban crossover model reveals itself to be an ideal for keeping up with you and your lifestyle.
With the T-Cross, Volkswagen introduces another new SUV model: shorter than the T–Roc, and more compact than the Tiguan.
What does it look like?
Taking influence from its sister model, the Polo. The T-Cross is a vibrant addition to the VW SUV range exterior colours choices are looking like orange and turquoise at the moment. But if that weren’t enough a statement you’ll be able to select from Volkswagen’s large selection of alloys to add to your head turning look.
But don’t expect the eccentric flourishes to stay outside. The bright colours will follow you inside culminating in a beautiful pattern on the dash and stretching to door skirts and the central console.
But if the orange and turquoise are a little too much stimulus for you, there is also the option to plump for grey interior flourishes which will give a more carbon impression.
How big is the interior?
The T-Cross offers an interior spacious enough for five people. For optimum space & versatility in the interior, it features a sliding rear seat bench which can be adjusted by 14 centimetres, allowing more passenger leg room or more luggage space.
The boot holds between 385 and 455 litres. But another trick up the sliding rear seat’s sleeve is the fact that it folds down fully or partially, in the blink of an eye making it possible to create a flat loading space with up to 1.281 litres of storage volume.
What engine options are there?
There’s a choice of four turbocharged engines: three petrol and one diesel.
The two 1.0 TSI three-cylinder petrol engines with petrol particulate filter generate 70 kW / 95 PS or 85 kW / 115 PS. The top model is the 1.5 TSI four-cylinder engine with 110 kW / 150 PS.
Completing the range is a 1.6 TDI four-cylinder engine with 70 kW / 95 PS. All engines comply with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard.
What does it come with?
Standard equipment for the new T-Cross includes, as you would expect, numerous driver assistance systems, which were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes.
Already included as standard equipment are assistance systems like Front Assist, Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking, Lane Assist, Hill Start Assist, the proactive occupant protection system which will help to keep you safe in the event of a crash, and the Blind Spot Detection system with integrated Rear Traffic Alert.
Again, as you would imagine, the T-Cross allows you the ability to remain completely connected through the touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. It will also features touches like wireless phone charging facilities and USB ports.
Volkswagen's SUV offensive
With the new T-Cross, Volkswagen is moving forward with its global SUV offensive. This was begun in 2016 with the current Tiguan. The Tiguan Allspace, carrying up to seven passengers, and the more compact T-Roc followed in 2017.