Following the buzz and spied pictures over past days, India bound Volkswagen T-Cross is finally oriented towards production line. The new premium SUV is the smallest offering in SUV segment offered by Volkswagen which is already lined up with cars like Tiguan, T-Roc and the flagship Touareg. T-Cross will be incorporated into Indian to take on small SUVs like Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Nuvosport, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga etc. Here we are going to discuss the available details of T-Cross.
India bound T-Cross is the longer version of this SUV based on MQB-AO platform and was unveiled in Brazil with the aim to target markets like India, China, South-America. The MQB-AO architecture has already been incorporated to Vento which is available in Indian market already. This SUV is 4.19m long with a wheelbase of 2.65 m and is 1.56 m high and have a more interior room especially for 2nd row. Volkswagen confirmed that this premium SUV has an option of customization and customer can choose their car from over 12 colour range. It will also have an option of interior personalization. It will have sliding rear seats that'll help in increasing legroom, or cargo room, depending on position.
In the front T-Cross is provided with bold horizontal chrome grill which extends up to headlamps which of course seems to be inspired from T-Roc. The front bumper gets fog lamps with chrome touch which is in a perfect simulation. The Chromed colour bumper gives an edge to the appearance, overall three horizontal layer of chromed material makes T-Cross look classy. The Multi spoke dual-tone alloy wheel and chrome colour roof rail makes this SUV substantially sporty, stylish and bold.
In the side bold material, sharp straight body line, body coloured mirrors and door handles are the things that certainly attracts you towards. At the back, the SUV gets LED taillights and a horizontal lightbar that crosses tailgate connecting both the tail lamps. The wheel cladding and lower end of back bumper get chrome touch that makes this car look rich and stylish.
Inside the car there sits a digital cockpit that hosts the eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with all the connectivity features expected in modern day cars, ambient interior lighting, a drive mode selector, panoramic sunroof, automatic park assist, and a 10.2-inch digital dashboard. The interior is designed with premium quality materials.
In the engine, the new T-Cross will have a choice of four turbocharged powertrains: three petrol and one diesel. The two 1.0l TSI three-cylinder petrol engine producing 95bhp or 115bhp. The most powerful petrol model is the 1.5l TSI four-cylinder engine with maximum power of150bhp. Finishing the range is a 1.6 TDI four-cylinder engine with 95bhp. All powertrains agree to the most recent Euro 6d-TEMP emanation standard.
On the safety aspects, the Volkswagen T-Cross for competitive markets comes with features like six airbags, automatic post-collision braking, ABS and ESP. The company is aiming with a 5-star Latin NCAP crash test rating for the T-Cross SUV.
The car is expected to hit the Indian roads by 2021 and may be built on a different platform (MQB-AO-IN), platform. It might get a different name for the Indian market.