Volkswagen has revealed a few images and specifications of the T-Cross.
Volkswagen has revealed the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass rival, the T-Cross. This SUV will be sold globally in two wheelbase options. The company has revealed a few images and specifications of its new smallest SUV.
The T-Cross gets two wheelbase options – shorter version is based on the MQB A0 platform and the longer model for emerging markets is based on a modified version of the MQB A0 architecture. The longer wheelbase version will be coming to India while the shorter version will be made for the European market.
The T-Cross for emerging markets has some minor changes in the front design from its European counterpart. The SUV gets Tiguan-like headlights with slim chrome accents and LED daytime running lights. It has fat body cladding across all sides which looks bold. The T-Cross is 4190 mm long and 1560 mm tall with a 2650 mm wheelbase. With these dimensions, the T-Cross is taller than the Compass and the Creta.
On the inside, the VW T-Cross gets a dashboard similar to the Virtus with a premium feel. The car also gets ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof and park assist. The T-Cross gets a 10.2-inch digital console along with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The car is expected to come with multiple drive modes.
The T-Cross comes loaded with safety aids such as six airbags, automatic post-collision braking, ABS and ESP. Volkswagen is aiming to get 5-star Latin NCAP rating for the T-Cross. However, the adaptive cruise control, automatic braking system with pedestrian detection and a blind spot monitoring system will be missed on the longer wheelbase version, the Euro-spec T-Cross will get all these features.
The Volkswagen T-Cross for emerging markets is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that produces 128 HP and 196 Nm of torque. While the higher variants will get a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine that will develop 150 HP and 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine is expected to be paired with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed auto transmission.
Expect Volkswagen to launch the T-Cross by 2020 in India. This vehicle will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, Jeep Compass and the upcoming Tata Harrier.
– Will come in two wheelbase options
– Gets a long feature list along with most of the safety aids
– Will be launched by 2020