T-Cross, which will join Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg, was due to arrive locally in September.
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T-Cross, manufactured in Navarra, Spain, will soon be captivating hearts in the South African market with a combination of style, practicality, flexibility, connectivity and fuel economy.
Powerful and economical – engine with turbocharged engine
On launch in the third quarter this year, the T-Cross will be powered by a 1.0 TSI turbo petrol engine with 85kW. The T-Cross will also be available with the more powerful 1.5 TSI three-cylinder 110kW engine from the fourth quarter of 2019, and the TSI engine with input power delivered 70kW from the first quarter of 2020.
T-Crash is 4.2m long, 182mm more than Polo and 11cm shorter than T-Rock (which will start in South Africa in 2020). The difference in height is even more obvious: T-Cross measures 1.5m compared to 1.4m Polo.
The base distance of 2.5 meters increases seat space and provides a spacious and spacious feel. The raised seat position is typical of the SUV. The driver and front passenger sit 597mm above the road, while rear passengers benefit from the 652mm point of view.
It is 10cm higher than in Polo, which guarantees good visibility from all seats.
1.0 TSI engine
The three-cylinder 1.0 TSI generates a power of 85kW. The turbocharged direct injection engine develops a maximum torque of 200 Nm and is available between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm. This version reaches 100 km / h in 10.2 seconds and has a top speed of 193 km / h. Consumed fuel consumption is 4.9 liters / 100 km. This engine is only available with a 7-speed DSG transmission.
T-Cross prices will be confirmed closer to the local launch in September.
Attractive moments include a successful combination of a powerful expressive front spoiler and a large, wide grille, on the outer edges from which the headlights are integrated. Lighting elements are designed to be long and flat and stretch away in the wings.
The positioning of fog lights and daytime running lights emphasize the height of the front vehicle. If optional LED headlights are installed, the daytime running lights share the same housing. Tail light classes have standard LED technology.
On the T-Cross sides, two horizontal sharp lines from front to rear underscore the dynamic look of the compact SUV.
A bold reflective band covers the back. Framed with a black trim panel, it is a notable recognition function in the same way as the characteristic front end.
Dynamically designed wheels also contribute to the distinctive and cool look of the new T-Cross. 16-inch wheels are equipped as standard. In addition, 17 "and 18" alloy wheels are available as options.
The exterior of the T-Cross can also be adapted in different ways. There is a choice of nine outer colors or a choice of colored wheels that enhance combining options.
T-Cross provides good visibility. Passengers enjoy a superb view and good visibility thanks to the increased seating position. The interior is extremely spacious, giving passengers a feeling of sitting in a larger vehicle.
The length of 2.55 meters is relatively generous, allowing a spacious interior with enough space for five people. For maximum versatility in the interior, the sliding rear seat can be adjusted for 14cm, allowing more space for the passengers' legs or more luggage space. The luggage compartment has between 377 and 455 liters.
Thanks to the rear seat that overlaps completely or partially, you can create a flat loading space with up to 1281 liters of storage volume – unsurpassed by any other SUV in this segment.
Large red tiles correspond to the color and structure of the materials of the seat, the steering wheel lock, the centered console, the platinum gray color of the shape and the outer colors. This gives the interior a cool, sporty look.
The design package also offers 3D décor for the silencer, two-tonne seats, steering wheel rear seat and center console with the appropriate tone, and mirrors and wheels with coordinated colors. Indirect ambient lighting further accentuates the interior of the vehicle. The electric windows on all four doors and the driver's seat and front passenger seat also come as standard.
Even more digitized
T-Cross allows smart users with the highest level of network connectivity and connectivity to the outside world. Even the operation and customization of built-in features are intuitive. Up to four USB ports and optional inductive wireless charging provide optimum connectivity and enough power for smartphones. An optional locking and locking system without a key without access makes access to T-Cross more convenient. Another feature is the optional sound system from the renowned American Beats brand with a 300-watt, 8-channel amplifier and a separate subwoofer in the luggage compartment.
Numerous standard driver assistance systems
The outstanding five-star T-Cross in the Euro NCAP test and the application of passenger protection increases safety, reduces the risk of collision and improves driving comfort. The driver warning system is standard, while the optional equipment available on the T-Cross includes a front-assistance monitoring system, a tape assistant, start-up assistance, a proactive passenger protection system, automatic adaptive cruise control, assistance when parking and blind spot Assisting system when changing the detection tape with the built-in back-up signaling.
The best result for T-Cross in Euro NCAP security tests
The T-Cross was held excellently in the renowned Euro NCAP (European New Assessment Program) safety test.
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Euro NCAP re-creates the most common accident scenarios as part of comprehensive testing procedures. In the category "Protection of passengers of adults" the vehicle achieved 97% approval. Very few vehicles have achieved this value, showing that small sports cars can continue with larger models.
The 86% child safety assessment underlines how appropriate the T-Cross for Families. Active support systems have reached a rating of 80%, far better than the previous standard in this category of vehicles. In addition to passive protection equipment, the vehicle also has the Front Assist, which looks for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. With 81%, the vehicle has achieved very well within the currently valid assessment scenarios in this category.
Three equipment line offer
T-Cross, already equipped with extensive standard equipment, can be further customized and upgraded with additional equipment and several friction equipment.
The entry level variant is standard with 16-inch steel wheels, LED daytime running lights and tail lights, folded rear seats, color handles and color mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, electric windows on the front and back, lumbar adjustable driver and passenger seats, tire pressure monitor, 6.5 inches display. Color composition, combined front and side airbags, holiday rest, and titanium black seat and dashboard, black carpets and ceramic head liner.
Combined line Comfortline extends to Trendline and is standard with 16 "Belmont" alloy wheels, black steel roofs, front fog lights, leather multifunction steering wheel with multifunctional display, parking distance control (front and rear), cruise control, Package for light and sight and front center for rest.
The optional features of the Comfortline equipment include: R-Line Exterior with 17 "Aluminum Wheels" Manila ", Sound System Beats, Inductive Wireless Charging, Composite Media with App-Connect, Media Detection (including Navigation), Active Info Screen, Assisted Information Screen parking with camera for viewing and folded mirrors, Adaptive cruise control (includes blindness, blindness, braking assistance and front assistance), LED headlights with rear camera, visa-free entry and removable traction belt.
The third variant of the equipment, Highline, has additional standard features of Comfortline, which include comfortable sports seats, inductive wireless mobile charging, driver profile selection, Climatronic Aircon, LED headlights, Composition Media with App-Connect and 18 "Cologne & # 39; Aluminum Wheels Optional Highline Accessories include: R-Line Exterior with 18-inch Aluminum Wheels "Nevada", design package in Energy Orange, Beats Sound System, Discover Media (includes navigation), Active Info Display, Parking Assist, Adaptive cruise control includes a blind spot monitor, p eklopuvachki mirrors, assistance within the band and help FWD), keyless entry, removable towing bar and titanium black power seats Orange, titanium black instrument panel, black carpets and ceramic headliners.