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THE VOLKSWAGEN T-CROSS, NOW ON SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA
|Date: 19 Sep 2019
||Author Type: Press Release
|Author: Volkswagen South Africa
|Source: Volkswagen South Africa
Johannesburg – Sales of the all-new T-Cross in South Africa,
Volkswagen’s compact SUV, will start on Saturday, 21 September 2019.
At market launch, the T-Cross will only be
available in the 1.0 TSI engine with 85kW power output. In the first quarter of
2020, the 1.5 TSI 110kW will be introduced and in the second quarter the range
will be completed with the introduction of the 70kW engine.
The T-Cross, which joins the Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg in the model range
in South Africa, is a practical, cool and versatile addition
to Volkswagen’s fast-growing SUV range. It is sophisticated, diverse and, like
all members of the brand’s SUV family, has an eye-catching appearance. It has a
carefully balanced combination of casual style, refined practicality and
The T-Cross, which is manufactured in
Navarra, Spain, will captivate hearts of the customers with its combination of
style, practicality, flexibility, connectivity and fuel economy.
- Customers can now purchase the all-new T-Cross from their nearest Volkswagen Dealers
- The T-Cross range will also see the introduction of a new 1.5 TSI engine with 110kW of power in the first quarter of 2020
- The entry level T-Cross model which retails below R300 000 and will be available in South Africa from the second quarter of 2020
The T-Cross leaves a lasting impression at
first sight. The striking front end highlights the vehicle’s family affiliation
while the exterior emphasizes the individuality of the new SUV model.
Attractive highlights include the successful combination
of a powerfully expressive front spoiler and a large, wide radiator grille, at
the outer ends of which the headlamps are integrated. The light units are
designed to be long and flat, and extend far into the flanks. This arrangement
gives the new T-Cross an unmistakable appearance from the front. The lower
section of the front end is characterized by distinctive recessed fog lights
and integrated daytime running lights. The positioning of the fog lights and
daytime running lights emphasize the height of the vehicle front. If the
optional LED headlights are installed, the daytime running lights share the
same housing. The tail light clusters feature LED technology as standard.
On the sides of the T-Cross, two horizontal sharp
character lines from front to rear underline the dynamic appearance of the
compact SUV. They form a muscular shoulder at the rear and culminate in a new,
equally memorable design element. A bold reflective band spans the rear. Framed
by a black trim panel, it is a notable recognition feature in the same way as
the distinctive front end. The light band emphasizes the width of the vehicle
and at the same time signals presence and vitality. The large wheel arches also
emphasize the striking appearance. The dynamically designed wheels also
contribute to the distinctive and cool look of the new T-Cross. 16-inch wheels
are fitted as standard. In addition, 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels are
available as options. The exterior of the T-Cross can also be customized in
various ways. There is a choice of nine exterior colours or a selection of
coloured wheel rims which enhance the combination options.
The compact Volkswagen SUV offers easy access
for all passengers through four large doors - a major advantage of the modular
transverse matrix (MQB), which allows the driven front axle to be positioned
much closer to the vehicle front. This facilitates the vibrant and powerful SUV
design that gives the T-Cross its unmistakable performance, while also creating
a remarkably generous wheelbase. In addition to easier entry, vehicle occupants
also benefit from a significant increase in interior space and legroom for both
rows of seats.
The T-Cross measures 4.2 metres in length, 182
millimetres more than the Polo and 11 centimetres shorter than the T-Roc (which
will launch in South Africa in 2020). The difference in height is even more
obvious: the T-Cross measures 1 584 millimetres compared to the Polo’s 1 461
millimetres. The wheelbase of 2 551 millimetres increases the space for seats
and provides a spacious and roomy feel. The elevated seat position is typical
of an SUV. The driver and front passenger sit 597 millimetres above the road,
while the rear passengers benefit from a vantage point of 652 millimetres. That
is 10 centimetres higher than in the Polo, thus guaranteeing good visibility
from all seats.
The T-Cross provides good visibility.
Passengers enjoy a superior view and good all-round visibility thanks to the
elevated seating position. The interior is extremely spacious, giving the
occupants the feeling that they are sitting in a larger vehicle.
The 2.55 metre 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
14 centimetres, allowing more passenger leg room or more luggage space. The
luggage compartment holds between 377 and 455 litres. Thanks to a rear seat
back that folds down fully or partially, you can create a flat loading space
with up to 1 281 litres of storage volume - unsurpassed by any other SUV in
The large-format dash pads correspond in
colour and structure to the seat materials, the steering wheel clasp, the
painted central console, the
platinum grey trim colour and the exterior
finishes. This gives the interior of the vehicle a cool, sporty look. The
design package also offers 3D décor for the dash pad, two-tone seat surfaces, a
steering wheel clasp and central console in a matching tone, and
colour-coordinated wing mirrors and wheels. The indirect ambient lighting
further accentuates the vehicle’s interior. Electric windows on all four doors
and a height-adjustable driver and passenger seat also come as standard.
The T-Cross provides discerning users with
the highest level of networking and connection to the outside world. Even the
operation and customisation of the on-board functions are intuitive. Up to four
USB ports and the optional inductive wireless charging ensure optimum
connectivity and sufficient power for smartphones. The optional keyless locking
and starting system Keyless Access makes access to the T-Cross more convenient.
Another highlight is the optional sound system from renowned US brand Beats
with a 300-watt, 8-channel amplifier and a separate subwoofer in the luggage
compartment. DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
The T-Cross’ outstanding five star rating in
the Euro NCAP test and exemplary occupant protection, increases safety, reduces
the risk of a collision and improves driving comfort. The Driver Alert System
comes standard whilst optional equipment available on the T-Cross includes Front
Assist area monitoring system, the lane keeping assistant Lane Assist, Hill
Start Assist, the proactive occupant protection system, automatic adaptive
cruise control, Park Assist and the Blind Spot Detection lane change assist
system with the integrated Rear Traffic Alert.
The T-Cross performed outstandingly in the
renowned Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety test.
Independent testers awarded the new SUV top scores in all categories. This
innovative crossover model meets the most stringent safety standards.
Euro NCAP recreates the most common accident
scenarios as part of comprehensive test procedures. The vehicle scored a
compliance rating of 97% in the “Adult occupant protection” category. Very few
vehicles have scored this value, demonstrating that small SUVs can keep up with
larger models. The child safety rating of 86% underlines how perfectly suitable
the T-Cross is for families. The active support systems scored a rating of 80%,
far better than the previous standard in this vehicle category. In addition to
passive protection equipment, the vehicle also features Front Assist that looks
out for pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety. With 81% the vehicle scored very well
within the currently valid assessment scenarios in this category.
The T-Cross, already equipped with extensive
standard equipment, can be customised and upgraded further with optional
equipment and several equipment trims.
trim (available only with 70kW). The entry level variant comes standard with
16-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights and tail lights, split folding
rear seats, colour-coded handles and mirrors, electrically adjustable and
heated side mirrors, electric windows at the front and rear, height and lumbar adjustable
driver and passenger seats, Tyre Pressure Monitor, 6.5-inch ‘Composition
Colour‘ display, combined front and side airbags, Rest Assist as well as
Titanium black seat and instrument panel, black carpets and ceramique
trim. The Comfortline trim expands on the Trendline
and comes standard with 16-inch ‘Belmont‘ alloy wheels, black roof rails, front
fog lights, leather multi-function steering wheel with multi-function display,
Park Distance Control (front and rear), cruise control, Light and Sight Package
and a front centre arm rest.
Optional features on the Comfortline trim
include; R-Line Exterior with 17-inch ‘Manila‘ alloy wheels, Beats sound
system, Inductive Wireless Mobile Charging, Composition Media with App-Connect,
Discover Media (includes Navigation), Active Info Display, Park Assist withRear View Camera and Foldable Mirrors ,
Adaptive Cruise Control (includesBlind
Spot Monitor, Foldable Mirrors, Lane Assist and Front Assist), LED headlights
with Rear View Camera, Keyless Entry and Removable Towbar.
trim. The third equipment variant, the Highline,
has additional standard features to the Comfortline which include Comfort
Sports Seats, Inductive Wireless Mobile Charging, Driving Profile Selection,
Climatronic Aircon, LED Headlights, Composition Media with App-Connect and
18-inch ‘Cologne‘ alloy wheels.
Optional extras on the Highline include; R-Line
Exterior with 18-inch ‘Nevada‘ alloy wheels,Design
Package in Energetic Orange, Beats sound system, Discover Media (includes
Navigation), Active Info Display, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control
(includes Blind Spot Monitor, Foldable Mirrors, Lane Assist and Front Assist), Keyless
Entry, Removable Towbar and Titanium Black-Energetic Orange seats, titanium
black instrument panel, black carpets and ceramique headliner.
The T-Cross is powered by two three-cylinder
petrol engines. The Volkswagen’s compact SUV will be available with the 1.0 TSI
engine delivering 70kW and 85kW power outputs as well as the more powerful 1.5
TSI engine delivering 110kW.
The 85kW engine is available at launch. The 110kW
engine will be available from the first quarter of 2020. The 70kW engine will
be available in the second quarter of 2020.
TSI engine with 85kW. The three-cylinder 1.0 TSI generates 85 kW
of power. The turbocharged direct injection engine develops maximum torque of
200 Nm is available between 2 000 and 3 500 rpm. This version goes from 0 to
100 km/h in 10.2 seconds and has a top speed of 193 km/h. Claimed fuel
consumption is 4.9 litres/100km. This engine is only available in 7-speed DSG
The range-topping T-Cross 1.5 TSI 110kW R-Line DSG® model
comes standard with a host of features including: Sports
Seats, Driving Profile Selection, Climatronic Aircon, LED Headlights and Taillights,
Composition Media with App-Connect, R-Line interior and exterior
with 18-inch ‘Nevada’ alloy wheels, digital Active Info Display and a choice of
eight exterior colours. Up to four USB ports and the standard inductive
wireless charging ensure optimum connectivity and sufficient power for
Optional extras include; Design Package in
Energetic Orange, beats® sound system (300-watt, 8-channel amplifier and a
separate subwoofer in the luggage compartment), Discover Media (includes
Navigation), Park Assist (includes Rearview Camera and Powerfold Mirrors), Adaptive
Cruise Control (includes Blind Spot Monitor, Foldable Mirrors, Lane Assist and
Front Assist), Keyless Entry, Removable Towbar and Titanium Black-Energetic
Orange seats, titanium black instrument panel, black carpets and ceramique
Pre-orders of the top-of-the-range T-Cross
1.5 TSI 110kW R-Line DSG® model
start this week and customers can place their pre-orders on the Volkswagen
Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)
The T-Cross comes standard with a 3 year/120
a 3 year/ 45 000km Volkswagen Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion
warranty. Service interval is 15 000km.
|1.0 TSI 85kW Comfortline
|1.0 TSI 85kW Highline DSG®||R365 000|
|1.5 TSI 110kW R-Line DSG®||R403