The T-Cross, the fifth and most compact Volkswagen SUV to date, sits below the T-Roc in the brand’s fast-growing SUV line-up and above the Polo in the full range of Volkswagen passenger cars. This versatile and practical urban-friendly SUV is offered in S, SE, SEL, and R-Line trims from launch. A 250-unit, limited First Edition trim is also offered, while stocks last.
Entry level S trim cars are identifiable by their 16-inch ‘Rochester’ alloy wheels, while the entire T-Cross range gets electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors as standard, in addition to an eight-inch touchscreen Composition Media infotainment system with VW Connect; rear LED tail lights1; and automatic headlights. Standard-fit Front Assist with the city emergency braking system and Predictive Pedestrian Protection, as well as Lane Assist with blind spot plus lane keeping system and Hill Start Assist offer one of the highest levels of driver assistance in the class. In addition, an eCall system adds peace of mind and reinforces the message that connectivity is high on the new T-Cross model’s long list of talents.
All T-Cross versions offered in the UK also benefit from the car’s signature sliding rear bench seat as standard. This particularly practical feature offers exceptional flexibility – providing the choice between enhanced rear leg room or a bigger load area of up to 455 litres.
SE examples are equipped with 17-inch ‘Clayton’ alloy wheels, black roof rails and front fog lights with cornering function; a leather-trimmed, multifunction steering wheel; and a variable boot floor. Tech highlights include adaptive cruise control, app connect and a driver alert system.
SEL brings 17-inch ‘Chesterfield’ alloys, tinted windows, LED headlights and silver roof rails, as well as front sport seats, carpet mats and an ambient lighting package. Climate control and a Discover Navigation system are also included, while a driver tiredness detection system and front and rear parking sensors also feature as standard.
Top-spec T-Cross R-Line models gain 18- inch ‘Navada’ alloy wheels; sporty R-Line exterior and interior styling; and Volkswagen’s innovative Active Info Display.
Options available to new T-Cross buyers include five different alloy wheel designs; keyless entry; high-spec beats® sound system; and multiple style packs. These allow owners to customise the look of the interior and exterior of their cars, with Energetic Orange, Bamboo Garden and Black style packs available.
Two frugal petrol engines are available at launch – 95 PS and 115 PS variants of Volkswagen’s 1.0-litre TSI unit, available with a 5- or 6-speed manual, or a 7-speed DSG gearbox, depending on the engine and specification. Both engines have impressive torque available from low revs – the 95 PS version delivering 175 Nm from just 2,000 rpm, and the 115 PS version serving up its 200 Nm across the same 2,000 rpm to 3,500 rpm band. T-Cross models equipped with the 95 PS engine reach 62 mph in 7.1 sec, with a top speed of 112 mph where legal, while the punchier 115 PS versions top out at 120 mph, reaching 62 mph in 6.8 seconds.
Orders for the T-Cross open today, 5 March, with the first UK deliveries expected to take place in April.
Welcoming the arrival of the new T-Cross to Volkswagen Retailer showrooms in the UK Geraldine Ingham, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “This undeniably stylish new compact car completes the major expansion of our SUV line-up – for the time being – and I’m incredibly excited to welcome it here.
“T-Cross ensures we have an SUV offering for the vast majority of UK buyers and I’m looking forward to seeing the first customer cars out on the road in the coming weeks.”
To find out more about the versatile new T-Cross, including finance options and full pricing, please visit www.volkswagen.co.uk/t-cross.