The all-new Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV is currently one of the most talked about utility vehicles in India.
It is expected to make its debut soon and upon launch will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta.
The T-Cross’s India spec iteration will use an all-new MQB-A0 platform.
Prices for this SUV are expected to fall in-between the range of INR 9 lakh to 15 lakh.
Will it be able to match up to the success of the Hyundai Creta?
Volkswagen T-Cross – Launch Date
As we said earlier that it has been spotted testing multiple times. So, we can expect a global launch by this year-end. Following which, it would come to India post-Mid 2019.
Volkswagen T-Cross – Price In India
Rs 9 Lakhs to Rs 13 Lakhs
Given the expected specs, features, and competition, Volkswagen will most likely place it in the range of Rs 9 Lakhs to Rs 13 Lakhs.
Like the Polo, Volkswagen T-Cross will also emerge as a very competitive player.
However, T-Cross will be a late entrant in this segment and is required to have all the latest safety features and technology for a proper competition.
Volkswagen T-Cross – Engine Specifications
|1.0 Litre Turbocharged||2.0 Litre Petrol||1.5 Litre TDI|
|Power||112 BHP||200 BHP||89 BHP|
|Torque||250 Nm||400 Nm||230 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual/6-speed DSG|
Coming to the engines, it is likely to get the 2.0 Litre petrol engine, that produces 200 BHP worth power.
Indian version can also get 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit churning out 112hp power and 175Nm torque.
The same is expected to be mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed DSG gearbox propelling the front wheels.
The 1.5-litre turbodiesel will also be offered in the SUV. It will mostly come with manual and dual-clutch transmissions.
Volkswagen T-Cross – Mileage
|Engine||1.0 Litre Turbocharged Petrol||2.0 Litre Petrol||1.5 Litre TDI|
|Mileage||18 KMPL||12 KMPL||22 KMPL|
The Turbocharged petrol engine will give around 18 KMPL of estimated mileage, the 2.0 Litre will give 12 KMPL and the diesel engine will give 22 KMPL.
Volkswagen T-Cross – Features
- LED headlamps,
- LED DRLs
- LED taillights
- Full-width Grille
- Wider wheel-arches
- Integrated roof spoiler
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Multi-functional steering wheel
- Automatic climate control
- Active Cockpit Display
- Electric Sunroof
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Volkswagen T-Cross – Safety Features
- 6 Airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Hill Assist
- Traction Control
Volkswagen T-Cross – Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||1250 kgs|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
The T-Cross will measure 4133 mm in length, 1798 mm in width and 1563 mm in height. It will get a wheelbase of 2565 mm and ground clearance of 180 mm. The estimated weight of the SUV is around 1250 kgs.
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Volkswagen T-Cross – Exteriors
In terms of its design, the Volkswagen T-Cross based utility vehicle gets the company’s traditional design.
That said, it does take a significant amount of inspiration from the concept from which it is derived.
As a result of this, it comes with a very sleek yet muscular front end. The grille is traditional Volkswagen with a multi-slat design.
Since the vehicle seen in the images is a prototype and also a Euro Spec version, the use of chrome elements are subtle. In India, expect this SUV to carry a little bit more bling.
The side profile is also traditional Volkswagen with its sharp creases and character lines. At the back, this SUV is going to come with a very stout fascia.
Volkswagen T-Cross – Interiors
In the interiors, you can get a dual-tone black and beige combination. In this model, you can expect the Active Cockpit Display.
Other highlights would include a touchscreen infotainment system, flat-bottom steering wheel, rear AC vents, storage spaces and more.
Volkswagen T-Cross – Variants
Like the other Volkswagen cars, this would also come in the following variants:
- Highline Plus
Volkswagen T-Cross – Colours
Following would be the colors of the upcoming T-Cross:
- Carbon Steel
- Flas Red
- Blue Silk
- Toffee Brown
- Candy White
- Reflex Silver
Volkswagen T-Cross – Competition
Given the price, the T-Cross will compete with Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the upcoming Jeep Renegade.
This segment is currently developing and that too at a very alarming rate.
So, Volkswagen has to ensure that T-Cross gets most of the features to give up the competition.
If seen, Creta offers the highest number of features currently amongst the competitors.
Volkswagen T-Cross Spy Image Gallery
Volkswagen T-Cross – Specification Table
Rs 9 Lakhs to Rs 13 Lakhs
1.0 Litre Turbocharged/2.0 Litre Petrol/1.5 Litre TDI
112 BHP/200 BHP/89 BHP
250 Nm/400 Nm/230 Nm
5-speed Manual/6-speed DSG
18 KMPL/12 KMPL/22 KMPL
LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED taillights, Full-width Grille, Wider wheel-arches, Integrated roof spoiler, Touchscreen infotainment system, Multi-functional steering wheel, Automatic climate control
ABS with EBD, dual front airbags as standard fitment, Traction Control, Hill Assist Control
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