It took a bit, but now VW has found an answer to the Boom of small SUVs. In the spring of 2019, lower Saxony, bringing the new T-Cross on the market. As a Polo for the Pampa, the costs in the base 17.975 euros, he is to make his contribution, that the SUV share of the VW-paragraph is soon to be at 50 percent; and, of course, is to rise with the T-Cross sales.
VW relies mainly on the inside: The front passenger seat is standard flat and the rear bench, at least for a surcharge to 14 inches of move. So can ride with 4,11 meters in length and 2.56 meters wheelbase, optionally, two adults, at least for shorter distances in the rear, and with a cargo volume of 385 up to a maximum of 1281 liters, the T-Variant Cross is the fashionable evolution of the Polo. Even the twelve inches longer, but very much more athletic-cut T-Roc he is in.
But the New is not only suitable for everyday use, he tries to please with his appearance. Colored rims, twelve paint tones, contrast paint finishes and eye-catching stick-on tattoos to make the Laggards to catch the eye, says design boss Klaus Bischoff.
The direct comparison with the Polo, the T does not need to be afraid-Cross: He is five inches longer, significantly more beefy, and has a proud grille, which merges with the headlamps and striking taillights that are connected with a red reflector tape. Inside, it goes with the color of joy. There are, on request, gaudy consoles around the digital Cockpit with the large touch screen next to it, colorful seat covers and contrasting seams.
Comparing the driving characteristics of the T-Cross and a Polo, keep the Surprises in limits: in addition to the center of gravity, the weight and suspension, the engineers have changed nothing. Axles, steering, and drives are identical to the Polo.
on our first exit, with the final prototypes of the T-Cross has been good-natured, grown-up and a bit of a boring feel. At least with the current engines, ranging from the three cylinder engine with 1.0 Liter displacement and 95 or 115 HP four-cylinder engine with 1.5 liters and 150 HP and a 1.6-Liter Diesel with 150 HP. There are also later – depending on customer requirements and CO2 requirements – perhaps even a natural gas variant, and with a little luck, maybe even a GTI.a Lot of Extras, but no all-wheel drive
An Option not to offer the lower Saxony but also for all the money in the world: the T-Cross with four-wheel drive. As the first SUV from Wolfsburg, the all-New living front-wheel drive. "That is not provided on the A0 platform, and would not have been in the given price frame represented," says Assembly Manager Andreas Krüger.
He thinks it's a disadvantage. Firstly, the all-wheel drive is also missing in most competitors, such as the so-successful Renault Captur, the Peugeot 2008, the Spanish Cousin, Seat Arona. And secondly, the adventure for most SUVs is already in the city, where the roads are asphalted and in the Winter cleared.
of Course, you know in Wolfsburg, you come back late. But for that you get huge. And there is much evidence that, exactly as the Tiguan, Touran, and all the other late the Golden rule for starters confirmed: he Who laughs last, laughs best.