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Volkswagen T-Cross SUV Unveiled – To Rival Hyundai Creta In India

Volkswagen T-Cross India

The Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV will also arrive in India in 2020 and will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur.

The long-awaited Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV has finally been revealed. This compact SUV will also arrive in India in 2020 and will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur. It will first go on sale in the European markets where it will be priced at 17,975 Euros (14.99 lakh at current exchange rates).

The new T-Cross is based on the Volkswagen’s new MQB AO platform that also underpins the new VW Polo, Audi A1 and Volkswagen Virtus. While the European-spec model is 4.11 meters in length, the India-spec model will ride on a longer wheelbase and will be longer to create more space inside the cabin. The India-spec model will be based on the heavily localised MQB AO IN platform. The overall design is largely similar to the bigger VW SUVs and it looks like a smaller version of the T-ROC.

Volkswagen T-Cross Detailed Photo Gallery

The Volkswagen T-Cross is powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that offers two states of tunes – 94bhp and 113bhp. The oil burner is a 1.6-litre turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine producing 94bhp. In near future, the SUV will also receive a gas-fueled 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that offers 148bhp of power. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch. All versions of the Volkswagen T-Cross are front-wheel drive.

Inside the cabin, the SUV gets sliding rear seats that can slide 14cm. The standard cargo space is 385-litres, but by sliding the seats forward the boot space can be increased to 455-litres. In fact, the rear seats can be fully-folded down to increase the boot space up to 1,281-litres. Moreover, the company is also offering an optional front folding passenger seat. Also See – 5 New Volkswagen & Skoda Cars Coming To India

The base variant of the VW T-Cross comes equipped with basic features like a simple music system, height-adjustable driver’s seat and power windows. All variants of the SUV gets lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and an anti-collision system with pedestrian detection as standard. Moving up to the variants, the SUV offer features like multi-functional steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, air conditioning, LED headlights, leather wrapped steering, ambient lighting, sports seats in front, automatic AC and 17-inch wheels. Buyers can also add more features which are offered as optional. The optional features include a digital instrument panel, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, adaptive cruise control, keyless start, high-beam assit and a Beat sound system.

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