After a few days of living with the new VW T-Cross, it was News 24 that cracked “ this T-Cross will talk to you, and it will say the right thing when you drive it.”
The quip is made more interesting by the fact that many reviewers did not expect much when they assessed the performance of the VW T-Cross. Naturally, Volkswagen is known for qualities such as safety, design, and consistency, but the T-Cross still proved to be a pleasant surprise to many.
It could well be a sign of the overcrowded SUV segment that we do not expect new models to make any kind of lasting impression. Whatever the case, VW has harnessed its craftsmanship to the maximum with the release of the new T-Cross. From the pricing, specs, and performance, the T-Cross has become one of the best-selling cars in Mzansi for a reason.
The new VW T-Cross is available in 4 different variants:
The exterior aesthetics have undergone several improvements. Given that the T-Cross occupies the “compact SUV” segment, the latest range is proof that SUVs need not be clunky or cumbersome in the slightest. The exterior is sleek and has an extremely modern feel.
A standout as we peruse the exterior would be the addition of the LED lights, which immediately elevate the appearance of the vehicle. VW has also ensured that drivers have the opportunity to personalize their rides as they see fit, as there are a plethora of accessories on offer for the entire range. These vary from roof boxes to mud flaps.
Two factors immediately spring to mind when it comes to the interior of the VW T-Cross: Tech and space. Volkswagen was clear in ensuring that there are plenty of both. There are up to 377 liters of boot space and 455 liters of rear cabin space available, but the cabin is also littered with plenty of compartments. Additionally, the tech enhancements are just as impressive. VW loyalists will recognize the We Connect Go innovation, but there have also been improvements with the Active Info Display. A great standout in terms of the specs offered by the T-Cross would be the wireless charging option, where occupants can charge their devices by placing them on an inductive tray.
The new range also puts up a spirited and willing performance on the road. The steering in particular is extremely responsive. The VW T-Cross is no racehorse, but we do not require it to be. The manufacturer has traded safety and stability for speed, and it has resulted in a comfortable drive and ease. More than its performance, the T-Cross is wonderfully fuel-efficient. VW has stated that it sips approximately 5.5 liters per 100kms, which is impressive given the size of the vehicle.
The T-Cross is priced quite reasonably as well. The entry model begins at R368 900 and the model at the top of the range retails at R486 500. Taking into account the number of accessories that this range comes equipped with, this is quite practical.
To obtain a comprehensive view of the specifications of the VW T-Cross, please download our brochure here. By locating your nearest approved CFAO VW Dealership, you can also test drive this wonderful new addition to the VW Family. Let’s look at the models more closely.
Our entry-level model, the VW T-Cross 1.0 TSI Comfortline 70kW, is saddled with 70kW of power and 175Nm worth of torque.
|App-Connect, Optional Beats Sound System.
The VW T-Cross 1.0 TSI Comfortline DSG 85kW races from 0-100kms in 10.2 seconds and rests on 16” “Belmont” alloy wheels.
|Electronic stability control, Optional Active Info display.
The third model in our range is the VW T-Cross 1.0 TSI Highline DSG 85kW. It comes equipped with a 7-speed transmission and a 3-cylinder engine.
|Optional inductive charging, LED Taillights
Last in our range is the VW T-Cross 1.5 TSI R-Line DSG 110kW. This model races from 0-100kms in 8.5 seconds and rests on 18” “Nevada” alloy wheels.
|R-Line Exterior, Climatronic touchscreen airconditioner.
Low fuel consumption is one of the most outstanding aspects of the new range. Reviews have shown that the average consumption is 6.2 liters per 100kms.
The T-Cross is the bigger vehicle of the two.
The range is produced in Spain, China, and Brazil.
Unfortunately, the range does not have a sunroof.
The vehicle can be started by pushing the brake pedal and pressing the start button.
The SUV segment is laden with choice. It is because of this that it is difficult introducing a truly exceptional range. Volkswagen has done justice to the SUV with this, the VW T-Cross. It is a blend of innovation, performance, and world-class safety, and leaves VW firmly ahead of the pack.
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