Last updated on June 13, 2019
T‑Cross is a practical, cool and versatile addition to Volkswagen’s fast-growing SUV range.
The carmaker anticipates the new SUV should join Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg models in the third quarter of 2019.
The new addition displays a striking plan, spacious interior, digital cockpit, flawless connectivity, and class-leading driver assistance system.
It has a balanced combination of casual style, refined practicality and extreme cost-effective.
Manufactures in Navarra, Spain, T‑Cross will before long dazzle hearts in the South African market with its mix of style, reasonableness, adaptability, connectivity, and fuel economy.
The vehicle leaves an enduring impression at first sight.
It boasts exterior striking front end with dominant grille.
The front end features the vehicle’s family association while the outside underlines the uniqueness of the new SUV model.
Appealing features incorporate the fruitful blend of an expressive front spoiler and a huge radiator grille, at the external closures of which it coordinates the headlamps.
The light units are long and level, and reach out far into the flanks.
This arrangement gives the new T‑Cross an unmistakable appearance from the front.
The lower area of the front end is unmistakable recessed haze lights and incorporated daytime running lights.
Fog lights and daytime running lights underscore the height of the vehicle front.
Daytime running lights share a similar lodging if assembling introduces optional LED headlights.
The tail light clusters feature LED technology as standard.
On the sides of the T‑Cross, two flat sharp character lines from front to back underline the dynamic appearance of the compact SUV.
They structure a solid shoulder at the back and come full circle in another, significant plan component.
A bold reflective band spans the rear. Framed by a black trim panel, it is a notable recognition feature in the same way as the distinctive front end.
The light band emphasises the width of the vehicle and signals presence and vitality.
The large wheel arches also emphasise the striking appearance.
The designed wheels also contribute to the cool look of the new T‑Cross. 16-inch wheels.
In addition, 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels are available as options.
The manufacturer can also customise the exterior of the T‑Cross in various ways.
Wheels have nine exterior colours or selection of clours to enhance the combination.
The latest addition to the Volkswagen SUV range offers easy access for all passengers through four large doors.
This facilitates a vibrant and powerful SUV design.
It gives the T‑Cross its unmistakable performance, while also creating a generous wheelbase.
Besides easier entry, vehicle occupants also enjoy a significant increase in interior space and legroom for both rows of seats.
The T‑Cross measures 4.2 metres in length, 182 millimetres more than the Polo and 11 centimetres shorter than the T‑Roc.
It will be launched in South Africa in 2020.
The difference in height is even more obvious: the T‑Cross measures 1 584 millimetres compared to the Polo’s 1 461 millimetres.
The wheelbase of 2 551 millimetres increases the space for seats and provides a spacious feel.
The elevated seat position is typical of an SUV.
The driver and front passenger seat 597 millimetres above the road, while the rear passengers benefit from a vantage point of 652 millimetres.
That is 10 centimetres higher than in the Polo, thus guaranteeing good visibility from all seats.
A more spacious interior
The T‑Cross provides good visibility.
Passengers enjoy a superior view and good all-round visibility thanks to the elevated seating position.
The interior is extremely spacious, giving the occupants the feeling that they are sitting in a larger vehicle.
The 2.55 metre wheelbase is comparatively generous, allowing a spacious interior with enough room for five people.
For the greatest possible versatility in the interior, the sliding rear seat can be adjusted by 14 centimetres, allowing more passenger leg room or more luggage space.
The luggage compartment holds between 377 and 455 litres.
Thanks to a rear seat back that folds down fully.
You can create a flat loading space with up to 1 281 litres of storage volume.
It is unsurpassed by any other SUV in this segment.
The large-format dash pads correspond in colour and structure to the seat materials, the steering wheel clasp, the painted central console, the platinum grey trim colour, and the exterior finishes.
This gives the interior of the vehicle a cool, sporty look.
The design package also offers 3D décor for the dash pad, two-tone seat surfaces, a steering wheel clasp and central console in a matching tone, and colour-coordinated wing mirrors and wheels.
The indirect ambient lighting further accentuates the vehicle’s interior.
Electric windows on all four doors and a height-adjustable driver and passenger seat also come as standard.
The T‑Cross provides discerning users with the highest level of networking and connection to the outside world.
At launch in the third quarter this year, the T‑Cross will come available with the 1.0 TSI turbocharged petrol engine delivering 85kW. The T‑Cross will also be available with the more powerful 1.5 TSI three-cylinder engine delivering 110kW from the fourth quarter of 2019 and the entry level 1.0 TSI engine delivering 70kW from the first quarter of 2020.
1.0 TSI engine. The three-cylinder 1.0 TSI generates 85 kW of power.
The turbocharged direct injection engine develops maximum torque of 200 Nm is available between 2 000 and 3 500 rpm.
This version goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds and has a top speed of 193 km/h.
Claimed fuel consumption is 4.9 litres/100km.
This engine is only available in 7‑speed DSG transmission.
Pricing for the T‑Cross will be confirmed closer to the local launch of the model this year.
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