The Volkswagen T-Cross baby SUV can now boast a new engine, the most powerful in the lineup. Customers can already place their orders for the version with this unit.
It is about an efficient petrol (gasoline) TSI engine with displacement of 1.5 liters that delivers decent 150 hp (110 kW) and max 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque at 1,500-3,500 rpm.
This sporty top-of-the-range modification starts at €25,690 in Germany. For comparion: the entry-level T-Cross costs from €18,695 there.
The fuel economy figures are 5.2 l/100 km (45 mpg). The engine is mated with a seven-speed DSG (dual clutch transmission) only.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 8.5 seconds. The top speed achieved is 200 km/h (124 mph) – it’s good for such a small crossover.
The T-Cross is the smallest Volkswagen SUV sitting below the T-Roc. The manufacturer officially launched it in April 2019.
It shares the MQB platform with transverse, front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout with many other latest-generation vehicles of the VW Group, from subcompact to large, such as the Passat, Atlas, Golf, Polo, Tiguan or Audi’s Q2 and Q3, as well as Skoda and SEAT models.
The T-Cross is a very versatile model, despite its subcompact dimensions. It provides additional legroom and cargo space thanks to adjustable rear seats.
The Volkswagen T-Cross is well connected too. Its standard safety and driver assist systems are the ones that previously were reserved for higher vehicle categories. In particular, they include Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist, Hill Start Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert.