Volkswagen unveils first small car SUV ‘T-Cross’

Volkswagen has presented its new T-Cross, the company’s first small car SUV. World premiere held in Amsterdam, Shanghai and São Paulo. The urban crossover model will soon be captivating hearts in the markets of three continents. Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen Brand, introduced the new T-Cross together with Cara Delevingne, British supermodel, actress, musician. Ralf Brandstätter said that T-Cross is important to the Volkswagen brand as a truly global product.

The new T-Cross will be 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.

With a total vehicle length of 4.11 metres, the 2.56-metre wheelbase is allowing a spacious interior with enough room for five people. The luggage compartment holds between 385 and 455 litres. The new 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 which were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes. 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.

In 2020, the ID. CROZZ4 will be Volkswagen’s first fully-electric SUV to be launched on the market. Then, with models ranging from the T-Cross to the ID. CROZZ, Volkswagen will offer one of the world’s largest SUV ranges and cover practically all segments, the company said.

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