World Premiere of the all-new Volkswagen T-Cross, a versatile and practical SUV model in the small car class. T-Cross IS an urban crossover vehicle with a masculine design, four efficient turbocharged engines. This completely new model will soon be captivating hearts in the markets of three continents with its combination of style, practicality, flexibility, connectivity,
Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen Brand, explained at the world premiere in Amsterdam: “We’re actually presenting the T-Cross today three times over – we unveiled it a few hours ago in Shanghai, and São Paulo will follow later tonight. It shows just how important the T-Cross is to the Volkswagen brand as a truly global product.”
Brandstätter introduced the new T-Cross together with Cara Delevingne, British supermodel, actress, musician and testimonial for the T-Cross. Cara, who has 41 million followers on Instagram, said: “I travel all the time, so working with Volkswagen, the largest automaker in the world, is a perfect partnership for me. The T-Cross is more than just a City-SUV – it has multiple facets (like me!), and I love how stylish it is!”
Volkswagen T-Cross is based upon the modular transverse matrix (MQB), which allows the driven front axle to be located very far forward. With a total vehicle length of 4.11 meters, the 2.56-meter 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 centimeters, allowing more passenger legroom or more luggage space. The luggage compartment holds between 385 and 455 liters. Thanks to a rear seatback that folds down fully or partially, in the blink of an eye you can create a flat loading space with up to 1.281 liters of storage volume.
The new Volkswagen T-Cross has 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. Standard equipment for the new T-Cross includes numerous driver assistance systems that were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes.
Together with the vehicle’s outstanding crash characteristics and exemplary occupant protection, these increase safety, reduce the risk of a collision and improve driving comfort. Already included as standard equipment are the Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking System, the lane-keeping assistant Lane Assist, Hill Start Assist, the proactive occupant protection system, and the Blind Spot Detection lane change assist system with the integrated Rear Traffic Alert. Also available as options are the Driver Alert System, automatic adaptive cruise control and Park Assist.
The new T-Cross provides the highest level of networking and connectivity with the outside world. Even the operation and customization of the onboard functions are intuitive. Smartphones can be charged inductively, and up to four USB ports provide for digital convenience. Just like its sister model the Polo, the new T-Cross is also manufactured at the Spanish Volkswagen factory in Navarra. Volkswagen is set to invest some one billion euros there by 2019 in order to serve the particularly strong growth in the market for compact SUVs.