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Volkswagen T-Cross

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Thread created for the new T-Cross, Polo based.

Sits below the T-Roc:

https://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/903240-Volkswagen-T-Roc

New (SA-bound) Volkswagen T-Cross: fresh details emerge

At the start of July 2018, Volkswagen released the first teaser image of its upcoming T-Cross. Now the Wolfsburg-based brand has released fresh photographs and details about it new front-wheel-drive baby crossover.

The T-Cross is set to be revealed later in 2018, with VW SA earlier telling us that this new model was “destined for South Africa”, although “exact timing is not yet defined”.

Running on the MQB platform and positioned below the T-Roc (which VW SA says is not coming to local shores), Tiguan and Touareg, the new T-Cross will measure 4 107 mm long with a height of 1 558 mm, making it a little larger than the Polo hatchback (which measures 4 053 mm long with a height of 1 461 mm). Alloy wheel options will measure up to 18 inches in diameter.

VW says the rear bench can be moved forward or back as standard, allowing either more legroom or more space in the luggage compartment. The latter thus measures between 385 and 455 litres, depending on the position of said rear bench. Drop said back seats flat and Volkswagen promises the vehicle’s maximum load-space volume will be “class leading”.

And under the bonnet? Well, VW has confirmed that the T-Cross will be powered by a choice of four turbocharged engines. The familiar TSI-badged 1,0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine will be offered in 70 kW and 85 kW guises, while a 1,5-litre four-pot will churn out 110 kW. The sole turbodiesel derivative has a peak power output of 70 kW (torque figures have yet to be officially released).

The T-Cross will be offered with two-tone dash pads the optional digital cockpit in conjunction with the latest-generation eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Four USB ports (two up front and two at the rear) and wireless charging will furthermore be offered.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-sa-bound-volkswagen-t-cross-fresh-details-emerge/

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New pics show VW's SA-bound baby SUV in prototype form

Volkswagen has released a new set of pictures that give us a closer look at its all-new T-Cross compact SUV that’s set to be revealed later this year.

Although these prototypes are disguised at the front and back, the dressing is light enough to leave little to the imagination, with a large-grilled front end inspired by the T-Rok and square tail lights round back joined by a central strip.

The chunky shape will make it appear more macho than soft-roader rivals like the Renault Captur, although the T-Cross will be unashamedly urban oriented, with all versions being front-wheel driven.

The new SUV will share its MQB platform, and even its wheelbase, with the Polo hatchback, although with a length of 4107mm it is slightly larger. A more versatile interior is also promised, with the T-Cross featuring a sliding back seat that can vary the ratio between rear legroom and luggage space.

According to Auto Express, the T-Cross will be offered with the same 1-litre, three-cylinder TSI turbopetrol that powers the latest Polo, also in identical states of tune, with buyers getting a choice between 70kW and 85kW variants. A 1.6 TDI turbodiesel will also be offered in certain markets.

Volkswagen says the T-Cross will be available with a wide range of driver assistance gadgets, with the Front Assist traffic monitoring system and Lane Assist being fitted as standard.

VWSA has confirmed that the T-Cross is coming to South Africa, although exact timing has yet to be disclosed.

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/late...-sa-bound-baby-suv-in-prototype-form-15950884
 

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Volkswagen T-Cross prototype 2018: first drive of crossover supermini

Practicality coupled with a funky design and strong engines suggest this compact crossover could challenge at the sharp end of its segment

The market launch of the Volkswagen T-Cross is still almost a year away, but this being Autocar, we’ve already had access to a prototype to deliver you an early impression.

The T-Cross you see here is far from production ready, as is evident from the camouflage that makes it look like it crashed into the Starburst factory. But what lies beneath, according to the car’s engineers, is “95% complete”. So this is a credible early glimpse of what’s to come.

Due on sale in spring 2019 priced from about £17,000, the T-Cross follows the all-new T-Roc to further bolster VW’s SUV line-up, which is set to grow to 12 models by 2020. But as the cheapest of the lot, the T-Cross, a rival to the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Juke, could fast become the volume seller and, given the sky-rocketing demand for SUVs, it’s not particularly mad to suggest it could outsell the Polo one day.

The T-Cross is built on the ubiquitous MQB platform and in this application it’s technically linked to the Polo, so it shares many features with that car, including a very similar footprint that’s only larger thanks to extended overhangs. Although the car pictured here wears camouflage, we’ve seen an undisguised design prototype and it’s clear VW has gone for a similarly youthful look to the one it introduced with the T-Roc, particularly at the rear, where there’s LED lighting and a reflector bar across the middle.

VW’s engineers have packed as much safety and practicality as possible into the T-Cross, so it gets a full suite of driver assist technology, including VW’s latest front assist area monitoring system that can prevent impacts with vehicles ahead or approaching from the side. Plus the T-Cross can devour a class-leading 455 litres of luggage when the 60/40-split rear bench is slid forward by 20mm (a feature that’s unique in the segment) and the two-level boot floor is set to its lowest. It swallows 1281 litres with the rear seats completely down.

This provides the T-Cross with “unrivalled flexibility”, according to VW small cars boss Andreas Krüger, although the prototypes we tried featured a strengthening bar that stretched across the front of the boot floor (just behind the seats), which created an inconvenient raised lip about an inch high. This could be “engineered out” before production starts, we’re told, but it might not be, which would hinder the usability of the boot floor’s space.

Tick a few option boxes and VW will add its slick and functional 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system and the active info display instrument cluster as well, carried directly over from the Polo. There are also vibrant trim finishes available with an optional 3D print design on the dashboard to spruce things up.

We spent most of our time in a car equipped with a 1.0 TSI triple producing up to 113bhp. It is predicted to be the top-seller and comes with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (we tried the latter). But the range will start with a 94bhp version of the triple mated exclusively to a five-speed ’box. A 1.5 TSI four-pot with 148bhp is due as the quickest option. There’ll be just one diesel, a 1.6 TDI with 94bhp and 184lb ft.

On the road, the T-Cross, which is available in front-wheel drive only, feels only marginally larger than a Polo so remains easy to thread along the narrow sections of Bavarian country lane on our test route. The 1.0 TSI, familiar from the Polo and Golf, remains impressive in this application, offering strong lowdown torque with a pleasing three-cylinder rumble. It feels eager and free revving in the T-Cross, even if not particularly potent, and the DSG dual-clutch gearbox is quick to shift. We noted a slight hesitation to kick down under heavy throttle loads on a few occasions, but VW's engineers say there is still some calibration work to do.

The diesel is expected to remain a low-volume option because oilburners are not in particularly heavy demand at this end of the market. But the 1.6-litre unit feels effortless in the T-Cross, with its healthy peak torque seemingly available from under 2000rpm. (Specifications aren’t confirmed yet.) It allows the seven-speed auto to hang onto higher gears for longer to make the whole driving experience feel more effortless.

Interestingly, our diesel test car rode slightly better than the petrol one – both were on 17in wheels, although 16s and 18s will also be offered – soaking up ridges and cracks without the thuds and vibrations we’d felt in the 1.0-litre car. This could be linked to the slightly firmer front springs used in the heavier diesel doing a better job of keeping the body composed, but we suspect it’s evidence of an undecided final set-up and variations between these very well-used development cars.

Let’s make no mistake, here. It’s difficult to come to conclusions about a production car so far from it being signed off, so we won’t. But it’s clear the T-Cross has a lot going for it, particularly in terms of practicality.

If VW’s engineers can iron out the remaining creases and be confident enough to give the brand’s most compact SUV the interior it deserves, you’d be hard pressed to doubt the glint of confidence in their eyes.

Volkswagen T-Cross specification

Where Munich, Germany Price £17,000 (est) On sale Spring 2019 Engine 3-cylinder, 999cc, turbo, petrol Power 113bhp Torque 148lb ft (est) Gearbox 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight tbc Top speed 120mph (est) 0-62mph 10sec (est) Fuel economy tbc CO2 tbc Rivals Hyundai Kona, Seat Arona, Nissan Juke

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/...rototype-2018-first-drive-crossover-supermini

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New VW T-Cross to be built alongside Polo … in Spain

Volkswagen has announced that its new T-Cross baby crossover will be produced in Spain alongside the Polo thanks to a planned investment of around €1-billion (that’s about R15,7-billion).

The Navarra plant has built the Polo since 1984, and the addition of the T-Cross to the production line means it will be manufacturing a second model for the first time in its history.

The new T-Cross will share its version of the MQB platform with the Polo, so producing both models at Navarra will bring what VW describes as “major efficiency advantages”.

Set to be revealed later in 2018, VW SA earlier told us that the new T-Cross was “destined for South Africa”, although “exact timing is not yet defined”. Of course, the local arm of the German automaker also builds the Polo (and Polo Vivo) at its Uitenhage plant in the Eastern Cape, but it’s not yet clear whether production of the T-Cross is also on the cards.

VW says the building the T-Cross at the Spanish plant will raise production from 2017’s figure of 244 000 units to around 350 000 units per year, depending on the “evolution of the demand”. The workforce will likewise increase by approximately 10 percent.

“With the production of the new T-Cross in Navarra we are again using the flexibility and advantages of our worldwide production network,” said Dr Andreas Tostmann, head of Volkswagen production and logistics.

“That’s how we are increasing productivity and ensuring quality at the highest level for our customers. This is possible due to the strong participation of the production teams in the development phase of a car.”

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-vw-t-cross-built-alongside-polo-spain/
 

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Autogefühl preview

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2019 Volkswagen T-Cross to hunt down Juke

Volkswagen expands SUV line-up to four models; on sale next year

The Volkswagen T-Cross will become the fourth SUV in the car maker’s European line-up when it goes on sale early next year, following its reveal in October.

The supermini-SUV, which Autocar has already driven in prototype form, will sit below the existing T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg and, with an expected price above £17,000, rival the Seat Arona, Renault Captur and second generation Nissan Juke.

It’s the latest in a 19-strong line-up of SUVs that VW plans to have in place within the next two years. VW’s aim is to boost sales of high-riding models to 40% of its overall global total by the end of the decade.

The T-Cross uses VW’s MQB A0 platform, shared with the VW Polo, Arona and Audi A1, among others.

Engines will also be shared with the T-Cross’s Polo sibling, meaning that 1.0 TSI petrol and 1.6 TDI diesel units will make up the vast majority of the range (the cars we drove used these two engines).

While the platform has been engineered to accommodate a plug-in hybrid variant, the first-generation T-Cross is unlikely to be electrified. It is too small to yet be considered for what still remains relatively expensive hybrid tech; a 48V mild hybrid will only appear on the Mk8 Golf next year.

The T-Cross will not get a GTI variant, with Volkswagen having previously said the badge will only be used on its Up, Polo and Golf hatchbacks.

A harder R version is more likely but a decision will be based on the success of the larger T-Roc R arriving next year.

Volkswagen design chief Klaus Bischoff told Autocar recently that the T-Cross’s design had already been signed off and was “not so far from the [T-Cross Breeze] concept”, albeit without its drop-top.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2019-volkswagen-t-cross-hunt-down-juke
 

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Apologies, 7:15am, without coffee I was still fast asleep :crylaugh:

Cant keep up with the new models, seems like there is a new one every week!
Lol no worries.

Fwiw the T-Cross will be unveiled in a few months time & sits below the T-Roc.
 

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2019 Volkswagen T-Cross: design details shown as prototype sheds camouflage

Prototypes have been spotted across the world as Volkswagen expands SUV line-up to four models; on sale next year

The Volkswagen T-Cross will become the fourth SUV in the car maker’s European line-up when it goes on sale early next year, following its reveal in October.

The supermini-SUV, which Autocar has already driven in prototype form, will sit below the existing T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg and, with an expected price above £17,000, rival the Seat Arona, Renault Captur and second generation Nissan Juke. Latest shots show the car in its most undisguised form yet, although some cladding on the front and rear disguises the car as a T-Roc, covering the car's actual features.

It’s the latest in a 19-strong line-up of SUVs that VW plans to have in place within the next two years. VW’s aim is to boost sales of high-riding models to 40% of its overall global total by the end of the decade.

The T-Cross uses VW’s MQB A0 platform, shared with the VW Polo, Arona and Audi A1, among others.

Engines will also be shared with the T-Cross’s Polo sibling, meaning that 1.0 TSI petrol and 1.6 TDI diesel units will make up the vast majority of the range (the cars we drove used these two engines).

While the platform has been engineered to accommodate a plug-in hybrid variant, the first-generation T-Cross is unlikely to be electrified. It is too small to yet be considered for what still remains relatively expensive hybrid tech; a 48V mild hybrid will only appear on the Mk8 Golf next year.

The T-Cross will not get a GTI variant, with Volkswagen having previously said the badge will only be used on its Up, Polo and Golf hatchbacks.

A harder R version is more likely but a decision will be based on the success of the larger T-Roc R arriving next year.

Volkswagen design chief Klaus Bischoff told Autocar recently that the T-Cross’s design had already been signed off and was “not so far from the [T-Cross Breeze] concept”, albeit without its drop-top.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/...sign-details-shown-prototype-sheds-camouflage

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2019 Volkswagen T-Cross: official preview demonstrates bootspace options

Prototypes have been spotted across the world as Volkswagen expands SUV line-up to four models; on sale next year

The Volkswagen T-Cross will become the fourth SUV in the car maker’s European line-up when it goes on sale early next year, following its reveal in October.

The supermini-SUV, which Autocar has already driven in prototype form, focuses on practicality, according to a new preview revealed by Volkswagen, with 385-455 litres of bootspace with the rear seats in place, depending on their position, rising to 1281 litres with the rear seats folded. With the seats in place, this space is 33-103 litres larger than the Kia Stonic, and up to 55 litres larger than the Seat Arona's, although with the T-Cross's seats positioned for maximum legroom, 15 litres down on its Seat cousin.

VW's T-Cross will sit below the existing T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg and, with an expected price above £17,000, rival the Seat Arona, Renault Captur and second generation Nissan Juke. Latest shots show the car in its most undisguised form yet, although some cladding on the front and rear disguises the car as a T-Roc, covering the car's actual features.

It’s the latest in a 19-strong line-up of SUVs that VW plans to have in place within the next two years. VW’s aim is to boost sales of high-riding models to 40% of its overall global total by the end of the decade.

The T-Cross uses VW’s MQB A0 platform, shared with the VW Polo, Arona and Audi A1, among others.

Engines will also be shared with the T-Cross’s Polo sibling, meaning that 1.0 TSI petrol and 1.6 TDI diesel units will make up the vast majority of the range (the cars we drove used these two engines).

While the platform has been engineered to accommodate a plug-in hybrid variant, the first-generation T-Cross is unlikely to be electrified. It is too small to yet be considered for what still remains relatively expensive hybrid tech; a 48V mild hybrid will only appear on the Mk8 Golf next year.

The T-Cross will not get a GTI variant, with Volkswagen having previously said the badge will only be used on its Up, Polo and Golf hatchbacks.

A harder R version is more likely but a decision will be based on the success of the larger T-Roc R arriving next year.

Volkswagen design chief Klaus Bischoff told Autocar recently that the T-Cross’s design had already been signed off and was “not so far from the [T-Cross Breeze] concept”, albeit without its drop-top.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/...ficial-preview-demonstrates-bootspace-options
 

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More Volkswagen T-Cross Details Emerge

More information on the forthcoming Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV has been released by the German brand and here we get to see some of the interior features.
The T-Cross was first shown in 2016 as a convertible in the form of the T-Cross Breeze concept but the production version will adopt a conventional 5-door SUV body and will be built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. From the dimensions, it appears that the forthcoming Volkswagen T-Cross will be 4.2 metres long, have a wheelbase of 2.6 metres and will be 1.56 metres. It also appears that the boot capacity is rated 373 L or 420 L, but we reckon that's dependant on whether a spare wheel is fitted.

In terms of engines, expect the entire arsenal of VW Group compact powertrains to be thrown in this direction. We predict they'll all be turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, and don't rule out the new Polo GTI's 2.0-litre motor making an appearance at some stage. Given its testing in the snow, we wouldn't be surprised to see an all-wheel-drive version too.

The Volkswagen T-Cross will be revealed on the 25 October 2018 so look out for updates.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/more-volkswagen-t-cross-details-emerge/45633/

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New details on VW’s SA-bound T-Cross compact SUV

Volkswagen’s Brazilian division has released fresh teaser images and new information on the company’s forthcoming compact SUV that’s set to be revealed in full on October 25.

Meanwhile VWSA has confirmed to us that the T-Cross is set to be launched in South Africa during the second half of 2019.

Like most modern VWs, the T-Cross will be based on the company’s MQB architecture, although its closest relative is essentially the Polo. It’ll go up against compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta and Honda HR-V.

However, the exact size of the T-Cross you purchase will depend on what part of the planet you live on. Brazil, China and other emerging markets will receive a larger version, with a largest-in-class wheelbase of 2651mm - a whole 88mm more than the European version. Boot volume is variable between 373 and 420 litres, says VW Brazil.

We’re currently awaiting confirmation on which version of the T-Cross will come to South Africa.

We’ll have to wait until closer to launch for the local pricing as well as engine and specification mix, but a good bet on the engine front is the latest 1-litre three-cylinder turbopetrol as fitted to the Polo. VW Brazil has confirmed two ethanol-powered TSI options, with outputs of 94kW and 110kW.

The division has also confirmed that the T-Cross will be available with VW’s Active Info Display digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment systems up to 20cm, while four USB ports (two in the back) will allow all occupants to keep their devices charged up.

Various two-tone exterior and interior colour combinations will be available for those wanting to make their T-Cross stand out a little more.

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/late...-on-vws-sa-bound-t-cross-compact-suv-17396246
 
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