Volkswagen SA is set to launch its new T-Cross in September this year as its entry-level crossover SUV in its line-up.
Thankfully, we have gotten hold of its pricing ahead of its local launch.
Visually, the T-Cross gets a front spoiler and a large, wide radiator grille that incorporates headlamps. There are fog lights and integrated daytime running lights. There are LED headlights available at an additional charge while the tail light clusters feature LED technology as standard.
The T-Cross runs on standard 16-inch wheels while 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels are available as options.
In terms of dimensions, the T-Cross measures 4.2 metres in length, 182 millimetres more than the Polo and 11 centimetres shorter than the T-Roc which will launch in South Africa in 2020.
Locally, the T-Cross will be available with the 1.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 85 kW of power and 200 Nm of torque. A 1.5-litre TSI three-cylinder engine delivering 110 kW will join the range in the fourth quarter of 2019 while and the entry-level 1.0-litre TSI engine delivering 70 kW will only join the line-up in the first quarter of 2020.
In terms of performance, VW says the three-pot 1.0-litre TSI enables the T-Cross to dash from 0-100 km/h in 10.2 seconds and has a top speed of 193 km/h. Claimed fuel consumption is 4.9 litres/100km. This engine is only available in 7-speed DSG transmission.
Recommended Retail Price (VAT and emissions tax included)
- 1.0 TSI 85kW Comfortline DSG® R334 600
- 1.0 TSI 85kW Highline DSG® R365 000
The T-Cross comes standard with a three-year/120 000km warranty, a -three-year/ 45 000km Volkswagen Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.
Service interval is 15 000km.