Towards the end of 2018 we brought you news of an all-new SUV called the VW T-Cross. The smallest member of the VW SUV family will debut locally this week and pricing for the newcomer has already been made available.
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Small in stature
The VW T-Cross is based on the same modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform that underpins the Golf 7 as well as other small VW/Audi products such as the Audi A3 and VW Tiguan. T-Cross measures 4 325 mm in length, is 1 782 mm wide and has a 2 551 mm wheelbase. Volkswagen claims the boot volume is between 385 and 455 litres thanks to a sliding rear seat.
Four models will make up the local range, though that number may grow in time. Opening the line-up is a T-Cross Trendline TSI that is powered by a 70 kW turbopetrol engine mated with a six-speed manual transmission. A step up from that is the T-Cross Comfortline TSI. This version is driven by an 85 kW TSI engine that can be had with VW’s dual-clutch DSG transmission or a six-speed manual.
The very same engine can be found in the Highline derivative, albeit it is only available with a DSG transmission. As the name suggests the car features higher levels of standard specification. At the very top of the range is a 110 kW variant referred to as the R-Line. This engine is mated solely with a DSG gearbox. All engines, bar the 110 kW unit, are three-cylinder items that displace 1,0-litre while the most powerful is a 1,5-litre four-pot.
VW T-Cross Comfortline TSI R334 600
VW T-Cross Highline TSI R365 000