Worldpremiere in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Sao Paulo; Volkswagen unveiled the new T-Cross, the first compact car model of its SUV- family, presenting a versatile, functional and urban crossover vehicle. With a combination of style, practicabilty, flexibility, connectivity and economic efficiency, it sets new standards on markets on over three continents.
„In fact, we are presenting the T-Cross no less than three times today – a couple of hours ago, we unveiled it in Shanghai and Sao Paulo will follow later in the evening. This demonstrates the importance we accord to the T-Cross as a truly global product.“ says Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Manager of the Volkswagen brand on the occasion of the worldpremiere in Amsterdam. T-Cross testimonial Cara Delevigne, british topmodel, actress and singer with more than 41 million followers on instagram, seemed very impressed when presenting the newest pioneer of the compact car family together with Brandstätter:
„I’m travelling a lot, so a partnership with Volkswagen, the leading car manufacturer, is a perfect partnership for me. The T-Cross is more than just a SUV for the city – it has many faces (just like me!) and I love how stylish it is.“
Considerably more constant than the Tiguan, shorter than the big brother T-Roc and powered by economical and powerful one diesel and three gasoline engines, with 70kW/ 95HP, 85kW/115HP or 110kW/150HP, the T-Cross is based, like all SUVs, on the Modular Transverse Matrix platform (MQB) which enables the T-Cross to offer enough space for five people besides its total length of 4,11 metres and wheel length of 2,56 metres. The leading front features a wide front grill and a dominant reflector strip surrounded by a black panel extending transversely over the front, building the basic framework for the masculine design of the T-Cross.
With a movable back bench, storage space with a capacity of 385 to 455 litres, a completely folding down back seat – creating another storage volume of 1281 Litres- the T-Cross also convinces with a modifiable car interior, providing great design freedom and legroom.
Furthermore, the T-Cross offers a comprehensive standard equipment known from higher classes, including some assistance- and comfort service systems. Together with excellent crash caracteristics and an exemplary occupant protection, they improve safety, reduce the risk of collision and assure enhanced rider comfort. These include amongst others the surroundings monitoring system Front Assist with pedestrian recognition and city emergency braking feature, the lane keeping system Lane Assist, the hill driving assistant, the proactive occupant protection system and the lane change assistant Blind Spot Detection. Further costumizing options are three different equipment lines, design and R-line packages.
Also regarding connectivity and intotainment, the T-Cross is playing in the top league of his class. Fulfilling high digital demands, the new T-Cross meets with an inductive charging station for smartphones, a 300 watt 8 channel amplifiers optional soundsystem and separate subwoofer in the trunk.
WIth the new T-Cross, that is being produced in the spanish Volkswagen plant Navarrro, Volkswargen continues its SUV offensive launched in 2015. Its success history startet 2016 with the classic Tiguan2, followed by the Tiguan Allspace3 and the T-Roc. The Atlas, developed for the US markets and the sister model Teramont, developed for the chinese market, were added. 2018, the new Touareg complemented its product line and the SUV models „Tharu“ and „Tayron“ were aditionally introduced to the chinese market. 2020, Volkswagen will bring the first all electric SUV to the market: The ID.CROZZ4.
1) T-Cross: The vehicle has not yet gone on sale.
2) Tiguan 2.0 TDI 110 kW/150 PS – fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 6.2-5.4/extra-urban 5.1-4.3/combined 5.4-4.8; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 143-125; efficiency class: B-A
3) Tiguan Allspace: 2.0 TDI 110 kW/150 PS – fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 6.4-5.5/extra-urban 5.2-4.7/combined 5.6-4.9; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 146-128; efficiency class: B-A
4) ID. CROZZ: prototype