Volkswagen has responded to the demand for small SUV/crossovers with the new Volkswagen T-Cross, which will retail for €22,495 when it is launched next month. More compact than the popular T-Roc, the T-Cross measure 4.11 meters long. The vehicle, which is built on the MQB platform, is 54 mm longer and 138 mm taller than the Polo supermini.
The T-Cross features a luggage compartment that holds between 385 liters to 455 liters since the sliding rear bench can be pulled forward to increase cargo space. In addition, if the rear seats are folded, you are afforded 1,281 liters. One of the key attractions of these crossover SUVs is being higher off the ground. Those in front sit 597 mm above the road, and those in the back sit 652 mm above the ground.
The launch will showcase three engines: a 1.0-liter petrol with 95hp (112g/km), a 115hp (111g/km) version of this from €24,495, and a 'new' 1.6-litre 115hp diesel from €25,295. The T-Cross trim is intended to be entry level, though VW is banking on the Life trim from €24,550 and the Style trim from €26,795. There is also the R-Line from €27,995.
The T-Cross also includes 16 inch alloys, 8 inch infotainment system, App Connect, Climatronic A/C, two USB interfaces in the front and back and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Style upgrades to 17 inch alloys, LED headlights and a chrome package. The upscale R-Line features 17 inch wheels, and R-Line interior/exterior package, as well as the option of 18 inch wheels.
The cabin is as spacious as the larger, more expensive, T-Roc. The vehicle also features a suspension system that reduces road noise, providing the comfort of a larger car. The T-Cross also looks more like an SUV than the T-Roc or the bestselling Renault Captur.
Technology upgrade packs are also available at €499 for the Life model and €799 for the Style and R-Line models, as well as design packs for all three models. In the Life model, the design pack includes 17 inch Manila wheels in black, energetic orange or bamboo garden. There are also exterior mirror housings in design-pack colors, as well as tinted rear windows, sports comfort seats, varying dash-pad designs, and fabric seat coverings. Not bad for adding a few personalized touches to your new mini SUV.