Despite VW’s one-time slogan ‘Think Small’, in almost 100 years of production the company had yet to release a small SUV – until now. The company’s brand-new urban crossover SUV, which is known as the T-Cross, was unveiled to the public last month. This came after much anticipation, especially amongst city drivers who were hoping that the brand would release a smaller but globally available SUV.
VW has created some of the most iconic cars in history, including the VW Beetle, the VW Camper, and the enduring Golf, Polo and Passat models. Previous SUVs from VW have included the Tiguan and T-Roc; however, the new T-Cross is smaller and shorter than both of these, making it far more suitable for use in the city.
Despite its size, the car feels roomy. Some of the clever space-saving tricks come from the sliding back seat, which can be moved up to 14cm to provide either more legroom for adult back passengers or more luggage space in the boot. The car measures 4.11 metres in length and has a wheelbase of 2.56 metres. There are 455 litres of space in the boot, although this increases to 1,281 litres when the rear seats are folded down.
The car will be sold in four turbo-powered engine choices, of which three are petrol and one is diesel. Engines range from 1-1.6-litre in size. The car includes a range of driver assistance features, including blind spot detection, lane change assist system, front assist area monitoring system, rear traffic alert, pedestrian monitoring, city emergency braking system, and hill start assist. The car also features park assist and cruise control and boasts inductive car charging and four USB ports. A Beats sound system, built-in navigation system and exciting exterior colours such as orange and interiors such as turquoise make the T-Cross appealing to every demographic.
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It won’t be long until the new T-Cross will be available for test drive on a forecourt near you – or perhaps on your own forecourt if you are in the trade.