T-Cross

Volkswagen’s first entrant into the compact SUV segment – the practical, versatile T-Cross – is on sale in the UK priced from £16,995 RRP OTR at launch (April 2019). The fashionable and stylish new compact SUV joins a comprehensively broad five-strong family of Volkswagen SUVs, ranging in size from the compact and adaptable T-Cross to the luxurious and technologically advanced. This wave of new SUVs began in 2015 with the introduction of the latest second generation Tiguan, followed by the T-Roc, Tiguan Allspace and new Touareg. The T-Cross completes the brand’s conventional engine SUV line-up and is the entry point into Volkswagen SUV ownership.

Introduction

Summary

Dimensions

Specifications

Engine, transmission and running gear

Technical data

Options

Market Information

Exterior Design

Interior Design

Servicing

Warranty

Introduction
Volkswagen’s first entrant into the compact SUV segment – the practical, versatile T-Cross – is on sale in the UK priced from £16,995 RRP OTR at launch (April 2019). The fashionable and stylish new compact SUV joins a comprehensively broad five-strong family of Volkswagen SUVs, ranging in size from the compact and adaptable T-Cross to the luxurious and technologically advanced. This wave of new SUVs began in 2015 with the introduction of the latest second generation Tiguan, followed by the T-Roc, Tiguan Allspace and new Touareg. The T-Cross completes the brand’s conventional engine SUV line-up and is the entry point into Volkswagen SUV ownership.

The compact new T-Cross packs no less of a technological punch than its larger siblings, with the standard fitment of numerous safety assistance systems more commonly associated with larger and more expensive cars. This helps to realise the T-Cross’s tag line – ‘I am more than one thing’ – since the new model is compact yet practical, affordable yet stylish and generously equipped as standard. Indeed the latest Volkswagen SUV can justly claim to set the standard for its segment with a blend of usability and style as it boasts the rugged look of a compact SUV, but dimensions and a driving experience suited to urban life.

Arriving in the UK in April 2019, the T-Cross offers a long list of talents, most notably its practicality. The sliding rear bench can move forwards or backwards, providing up to 14 cm of extra leg room in the rear or between 385 and 455 litres of load volume in the luggage area.  

Based on Volkswagen’s now familiar but almost infinitely flexible Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)  the T-Cross shares many strengths with its Polo hatchback sibling, including its range of efficient and advanced petrol engines. Two engine options were available at launch – both 999 cc, three-cylinder TSI units, in 95 PS and 115 PS forms, with the former available with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and the latter paired to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic. During 2019, a 1.6-litre, 95 PS diesel was added, available with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed DSG transmission. All three engine options are compliant with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.

The MQB architecture which underpins the new T-Cross allows the driven front axle to be located well forward, significantly improving this compact car’s packaging and use of space. With a total vehicle length of 4235 mm, the 2551 mm wheelbase is comparatively generous, allowing a spacious interior with enough room for five people. Alternatively, the 385-455 litre boot can be extended to a cavernous 1,281 litres with the seats folded.

Standard equipment for new T-Cross in the UK includes numerous driver assistance systems which were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes. Together with the new car’s outstanding crash performance characteristics and exemplary occupant protection, these increase safety, reduce the risk of a collision and improve driving comfort. Included as standard equipment are the Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking; the lane keeping assistant Lane Assist; Hill Start Assist; the proactive occupant protection system and the Blind Spot Detection lane change assist system with integrated Rear Traffic Alert. Also available as options are the Driver Alert System, automatic adaptive cruise control and Park Assist.

The new T-Cross provides the highest level of networking and connectivity. Even the operation and customisation of the on-board functions are intuitive. Smartphones can be charged inductively, and up to four USB ports – two front and two for rear seat passenger use – provide for comprehensive digital convenience.

Just like its sister model the Polo, the new T-Cross is manufactured at the Spanish Volkswagen factory in Pamplona. Volkswagen is set to invest one billion euros there by the end of 2019 in order to serve the particularly strong growth in the market for compact SUVs. At the same time, approximately 10% more jobs are being created there. For the 2017-2027 period, independent forecasting institutes expect an approximate doubling worldwide of so-called CUVs (Crossover Utility Vehicles) in the small car segment – the class to which T-Cross belongs. In South America and China – two further growth regions – versions of the T-Cross specially tailored for those markets are being made.

Summary

  • T-Cross was previewed in concept guise at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, appearing there in radical cabriolet form as the T-Cross Breeze
  • The urban-friendly compact SUV was unveiled to European audiences in production form on Thursday 25 October 2018 at an event in Amsterdam
  • Orders opened in the UK on 5 March 2019, with a starting price of £16,995 RRP OTR
  • The car is initially offered in the UK with a choice of two efficient turbocharged petrol engines, equipped with petrol particulate filters from launch. They are the 1.0 TSI 95 PS or the 1.0 TSI 115 PS. Five- or six-speed manual, or seven-speed DSG transmissions are available
  • All versions of this practical and stylish compact SUV are exclusively offered in front-wheel drive
  • Volkswagen’s first ever compact SUV has a length of 4,108 mm and a height of 1,558 mm. It is therefore larger than a Polo (4,053 mm and 1,461 mm respectively) and smaller than a T-Roc (4,234 mm and 1,573 mm)
  • The T-Cross will accommodate up to five adults. Load space is variable, and class-leading, thanks to the significant extra flexibility afforded by the sliding rear seat – a rarity in this class – and measures between 385 litres and 455 litres with the rear seats up
  • The high seating position in the T-Cross is typical of an SUV: 597 mm at the front and 652 mm at the rear
  • New T-Cross offers premium segment connectivity and safety technology such as the availability of Volkswagen’s second generation Active Info Display as well high-end infotainment and state-of-the-art assistance systems
  • By virtue of its MQB underpinnings, the spectrum of assistance systems in the T-Cross showcases Volkswagen’s expertise in technology with the likes of Front Assist featuring Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking; Blind Spot Monitor; ACC Adaptive Cruise Control; Lane Assist; Rear Traffic Alert and the e-call emergency alert and support service all available
  • Convenient and intuitive features include up to four USB ports (two at the front, two at the rear) and optional wireless smartphone charging for optimum connectivity
  • The optional keyless locking and starting system Keyless Access makes access to the T-Cross more convenient, while the also optionally available Light Assist main-beam control system automatically ensures that the driver is always supported with main beam whenever possible
  • Personalisation is further elevated courtesy of a variety of bold exterior colours; a contrasting dashpad decor and various interior trim versions
  • Worldwide, Volkswagen assumes that over the next ten years the annual global sales volume of the small SUV sector will grow from around 6.4 million units today to around 10.6 million
  • The best-selling version of the car from launch is expected to be the T-Cross SE 1.0 115 PS six-speed manual
  • Total Volkswagen sales in the UK last year, including CV models, were 203,133 and year-to-date (March 2019) Volkswagen retains second spot in the UK market overall
  • The model line-up in UK is the familiar S, SE, SEL and R-Line trims. The car’s starting price is £16,995 for the 1.0-litre TSI 95 PS-engined S model
  • A launch edition of the versatile T-Cross, named T-Cross First Edition and totalling 250 cars, is available to order in the UK now priced at £23,155 RRP OTR. Full info on that vehicle can be found here: co.uk/en-gb/releases/3646
  • Initially all T-Cross models sold in the UK will be petrol-powered, and approximately half of T-Cross sales are anticipated to be to private buyers. The new model will be available with front-wheel drive
  • The remainder of the range opened for order in the UK in March 2019 and T-Cross arrived in the Volkswagen UK Retailer network in April 2019

 

Dimensions

 

T-Cross

T-Roc

Polo

Length (mm)

4,108

4,234

4,053

Width (excl. mirrors)

1,760

1,819

1,751

Height

1584

1573

1,461

Wheelbase

2551

2590

2,551

Turning circle

10.6

11.1

10.6m

Boot capacity – seats up

385-455

445

351 litres

Boot capacity – seats down

1,281

1,290

1,125 litres

Kerb weight (min)

1,245

1,440

1,280

Wheel diameter

16-18”

16-18”

14-18”

Fuel tank

40 litres

50 litres

40 litres

 

Specifications
As with much of the Volkswagen range, the T-Cross is split into four easy-to-follow specification levels – S, SE, SEL and R-Line. The car’s MQB underpinnings allow it to benefit from a raft of technologies usually associated with larger car classes, meaning that the T-Cross majors on safety technology and connectivity. Front Assist, Lane Assist and the e-call emergency calling system are all included as standard on the new compact SUV. An 8.0-inch colour touch-screen Composition Media infotainment system is also standard-fit across the entire T-Cross range.

T-Cross S

  • Alloy wheels, four 6J x 16" ‘Rochester’ with 205/60 R16 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Tyre mobility kit and compressor
  • Halogen clear headlights, range adjustable via infotainment system, with separate LED daytime running lights
  • Radiator grille with high gloss surface and chrome strip
  • Rear lights incorporating LED technology (except indicators)
  • Integrated rear roof spoiler in tailgate
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination
  • Upholstery – ‘Basket’ cloth
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and manual lumbar adjustment
  • Driver’s under seat drawer
  • Rear bench seat, movable and foldable
  • Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40
  • ‘Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Composition Media infotainment system
    • 8.0" colour touch-screen
    • Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
    • Car information display
    • DAB digital radio receiver

–     MDI (Multi Device Interface), via USB connection – compatible products only

  • Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
  • Title and cover art display
  • 1 x USB connection, USB charging socket (compatible products only)
  • 6 speakers, front and rear
  • Premium USB cable (choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility)
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Airbags
    • Curtain airbag system, for front and rear passengers
    • Driver’s and front passenger’s airbags with passenger’s airbag deactivation switch
    • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Child security locks in the rear doors
  • Disc brakes, front and drum brakes, rear (1.0 TSI 95 PS only)
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s safety-optimised head restraints
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control), with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
  • Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
  • Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
  • Misfuel prevention device
  • Pan-European emergency call service
  • PreCrash preventive occupant protection
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 3 rear three-point seat belts
  • Air conditioning, manual
  • Dust and pollen filter
  • Electric windows, front and rear
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking system and Predictive Pedestrian Protection
  • Lane Assist
  • Power-assisted steering, speed-sensitive
  • Remote tailgate unlocking, via key fob
  • Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature gauge and fuel gauge
  • Warning ‘lights on’ buzzer
  • Warning sound and light for doors and tailgate if open
  • Battery regeneration (recuperation – energy recovery during braking)
  • Multifunction computer, includes visual gear change recommendation for improved fuel consumption
  • Start/Stop function
  • DataPlug sends vehicle information via Bluetooth to the Volkswagen Connect® app displayed on your smartphone. Volkswagen Connect® app free to download from the App Store or Google Play Store, with DataPlug connection to OBD2 port underneath the steering wheel. Features include:
    • My Volkswagen – vehicle information for service and maintenance intervals, warning message displays, fuel level and mileage
    • Trips – business or private journey analysis. Provides detailed map views, journey details, statistics and journey cost
    • Driving style – analysis of driving style to provide tips for more efficient driving
    • Parking space – displays parking location and parking duration– Fuel monitor – monitors fuel consumption and cost
    • Service partner – locates and provides directions to local retailers. Direct dial access if required
    • Assistance call – direct dial to Volkswagen’s 24-hour Customer Service helpline with the ability to send the vehicle’s location
    • Challenges – sets efficiency and driving style targets. Collect points and trophies with bonus challenges to improve your scores

T-Cross SE

This model has the following standard features over S trim:

  • Alloy wheels, four 6½J x 17" ‘Clayton’ with 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Front fog lights, including static cornering function
  • Roof rails, black
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front centre armrest, with storage compartment and two rear air vents
  • Leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gear knob
  • ‘Pineapple’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Upholstery – ‘Triangle Ties/pearl’ cloth
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Variable boot floor
  • Alarm with interior protection, with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • Rain sensor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), including Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking system, cruise control and speed limiter
  • Driver Alert system
  • Dusk sensor, automatic driving lights
  • 2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
  • Car-Net ‘App-Connect’
    • Combines the functionality of Apple ‘CarPlay’, Google ‘Android Auto’ and ‘MirrorLink’ ™ allowing ‘mirroring’ of smartphone display on the infotainment touch-screen via USB connection

T-Cross SEL

This model has the following standard features over SE trim:

  • Alloy wheels, four 6½J x 17" Chesterfield’ with 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment including separate unique signature
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Roof rails, silver anodised
  • Carpet mats, front and rear
  • ‘Lizard’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Upholstery – ‘Hexalink/pearl’ cloth
  • Front sport seats with height and lumbar adjustment
  • Climate control – 2Zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation
  • Parking sensors, front and rear – ultrasonic, audible with audio volume reduction when activated and optical parking display via vehicle’s infotainment system
  • Discover Navigation infotainment system
  • (in addition to Composition Media infotainment system)
    • 8.0" colour touch-screen
    • Branded points of interest
    • Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
    • Preloaded European navigation data
    • SD card reader
    • Speed Limit Display
    • Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
    • Volkswagen Media Control (allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet)
    • 2D/3D map view
  • Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’
    • 3-year subscription
    • Providing online access to a range of useful information such as traffic, fuel pricing, weather and news feeds
  • Car-Net ‘Security & Service’
    • Provides continuous interaction between the driver, vehicle and Volkswagen, via integrated SIM-card connectivity
    • Driver and vehicle integration with Volkswagen call centre or server for: ‘eCall’ – Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response incl. Automatic accident notification, Car breakdown, Vehicle health report and Service schedule – 10-year subscription
    • Driver and vehicle integration via Car-Net Portal or Car-Net app for: Driving data, Doors and lights, Area alert, Speed alert, Horn and hazard lights, Parking position and Online anti-theft alarm – 3-year subscription

T-Cross R-Line

This model has the following standard features over SEL trim:

  • Alloy wheels, four 7J x 18" ‘Nevada’ with 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Body-coloured rear roof spoiler
  • ‘R-Line’ styling pack – ‘R-Line’ design front and rear bumpers, black wheel arch extensions, body-coloured side skirts
  • Unique ‘R-Line’ badging
  • Aluminium-look pedals
  • Black rooflining and sun visors
  • Carpet mats, front and rear
  • Door sill protectors, stainless steel
  • Leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminium inserts with ‘R-Line’ logo
  • Paddle shift on steering wheel (auto DSG only)
  • ‘Race’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Upholstery – ‘Carbon Flag’ cloth
  • Front sports seats with embossed
  • ‘R-Line’ logo on rear seat backrest
  • Active Info Display, 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and information


Technical data

 

T-Cross S 95 PS 5-spd manual

T-Cross 115 PS 6-spd manual

T-Cross 115 PS 7-spd DSG

T-Cross 95 PS 5-spd manual

T-Cross 95 PS 6-spd DSG

Power @ rpm

95 PS @
5,000-5,500 rpm

115 PS @
5,000-5,500 rpm

115 PS @
5,000-5,500 rpm

95 PS @
TBC rpm

95 PS @
TBC rpm

Torque @ rpm

175 nm @
2,000-3,500 rpm

200 nm @
2,000-3,500 rpm

200 nm @
2,000-3,500 rpm

250 Nm @
1,500-2,500 rpm

250 Nm @
1,500-2,500 rpm

Acceleration
0-62 mph (sec)

11.5

10.2

10.2

11.9

12.5

Top speed, mph

112

120

120

112

112

Kerb weight, kg

1,245

1,250

1,270

1,370

1,390

Fuel economy, mpg
(WLTP combined)

48.9 (S)

48.6 (SE)

48.3 (SE)

48.2 (SEL, R-Line)

45.7 (SE)

45.6 (SEL, R-Line)

52.9

52.9

CO2 emissions,
g/km (WLTP)

131 (S, SE)

132
(SE, SEL, R-Line)

 

140
(SE, SEL, R-Line)

140

140

VED band

£170

£170

£170

£530

£530

 

Engine, transmission and running gear

Volkswagen’s efficient and advanced 1.0 TSI (999 cc) three-cylinder petrol engine was the sole engine to power the T-Cross at launch, in 95 PS and 115 PS outputs. As an urban-friendly compact SUV, it is also front-wheel drive only – allowing the optimum blend of efficiency and usability for life around town, as well as out of it.

In the second quarter of 2019, Volkswagen added its frugal 95 PS 1.6-litre TDI engine to the T-Cross range, further diversifying the small SUV range with a third engine option, in addition to the 95 PS and 115 PS 1.0-litre TSI units already on offer. The engine is the torquiest option available on the T-Cross, developing 250 Nm versus the 115 PS 1.0-litre TSI’s 200 Nm, across the same 1500-2500 rpm rev range. Five-speed manual and six-speed DSG transmission options are available.

The lower-powered petrol option is exclusively available with a five-speed manual gearbox, and is available on S and SE trims. Also found in the Polo, this compact and efficient transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI unit features in-line direct injection with two valves per cylinder. The turbocharged engine is fitted with electric boost pressure regulation, and returns 48.6-48.9 mpg combined on the WLTP cycle, with CO2 emissions of 131 g/km (WLTP). In turbodiesel form, the T-Cross produces 140g /km CO2, and is the car’s most frugal variant, achieving a WLTP-certified 52.9 mpg on the combined cycle.

Peak power for the 95 PS petrol variant is reached between 5,000-5,500 rpm, while maximum torque of 175 Nm is available from 2,500-3500 rpm. The T-Cross reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 10.2 sec, while the top speed is 112 mph.

SE, SEL and R-Line-spec cars are available with a 115 PS variant of this engine – this engine also appears in the up! GTI, Polo, Golf, and T-Roc. It, too, is a transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder in-line direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, with four valves per cylinder and electric boost pressure regulation. Its peak power of 115 PS is available from 5,000-5,500 rpm, while its 200 Nm torque peak arrives across the same 2,500-3,500 rpm rev band as its 95 PS sibling. Unlike the lower-powered variant, however, the 115 PS T-Cross gets two transmission options – a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic. With a 6-speed manual gearbox, the T-Cross returns 48.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and emits 132 g/km CO2; with the 7-speed DSG, it offers 45.7 mpg and 140 g/km CO2 emissions.

As with its siblings in the Volkswagen range, the T-Cross sits on the now familiar MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) – Modular Transverse Matrix, which means it benefits from the latest available technology and shares elements of its underpinnings with other successful new models such as the new Polo, new Passat, popular Touran MPV, latest Tiguan SUV and Tiguan Allspace seven-seat SUV.

The lower-powered option is exclusively available with a five-speed manual gearbox, and is available on S and SE trims. Also found in the Polo, this compact and efficient transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI unit features in-line direct injection with two valves per cylinder. The turbocharged engine is fitted with electric boost pressure regulation, and returns 48.6-48.9 mpg combined on the WLTP cycle, with CO2 emissions of 131 g/km (WLTP).

Peak power for the 95 PS variant is reached between 5,000-5,500 rpm, while maximum torque of 175 Nm is available from 2,500-3500 rpm. The T-Cross reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 10.2 sec, while the top speed is 112 mph.

SE, SEL and R-Line-spec cars are available with a 115 PS variant of this engine – this engine also appears in the up! GTI, Polo, Golf, and T-Roc. It, too, is a transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder in-line direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, with four valves per cylinder and electric boost pressure regulation. Its peak power of 115 PS is available from 5,000-5,500 rpm, while its 200 Nm torque peak arrives across the same 2,500-3,500 rpm rev band as its 95 PS sibling. Unlike the lower-powered variant, however, the 115 PS T-Cross gets two transmission options – a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic. With a 6-speed manual gearbox, the T-Cross returns 48.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and emits 132 g/km CO2; with the 7-speed DSG, it offers 45.7 mpg and 140 g/km CO2 emissions.

As with its siblings in the Volkswagen range, the T-Cross sits on the now familiar MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) – Modular Transverse Matrix, which means it benefits from the latest available technology and shares elements of its underpinnings with other successful new models such as the new Polo, new Passat, popular Touran MPV, latest Tiguan SUV and Tiguan Allspace seven-seat SUV.

Options
Although generously equipped from entry-level S trim upwards, a considerable number of options are available to help customers further personalise their T-Cross:

  • Black 17" alloy design pack
    • Four 6½J x 17" ‘Manila’ Black diamond-turned alloy wheels, 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Black non-metallic door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Neutral/Titan Black, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Energetic Orange 17" alloy design pack
    • Four 6½J x 17" ‘Manila’ Energetic Orange diamond-turned alloy wheels, 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Energetic Orange door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Titan Black/Orange/Ceramique, ‘Transition’ dashpad in Energetic Orange/Grey and centre console in Energetic Orange
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Bamboo Garden Green 17" alloy design pack
    • Four 6½J x 17" ‘Manila’ Bamboo Garden Green diamond-turned alloy wheels, 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Bamboo Garden Green door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery Makena Turquoise/Orange/Platinum Grey, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Black 18" alloy design pack
    • Four 7J x 18" ‘Koln’ Black diamond-turned alloy wheels, 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Black non-metallic door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Neutral/Titan Black, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Energetic Orange 18" alloy design pack
    • Four 7J x 18" ‘Koln’ Energetic Orange diamond-turned alloy wheels, 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Energetic Orange door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Titan Black/Orange/Ceramique, ‘Transition’ dashpad in Energetic Orange/Grey and centre console in Energetic Orange
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Bamboo Garden Green 18" alloy design pack
    • Four 7J x 18" ‘Koln’ Bamboo Garden Green diamond-turned alloy wheels, 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Bamboo Garden Green door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery Makena Turquoise/Orange/Platinum Grey, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Front fog lights – with static cornering function
  • LED headlights – LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment including separate unique signature LED daytime running lights
  • Rear tinted glass – rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Carpet mats – front and rear
  • beats soundpack – including eight channel digital amplifier, subwoofer, 300 watt output and six speakers. (Space and weight saver spare wheel in lieu steel space saver spare wheel)
  • Car-Net ‘App-Connect’ – combined functionality of Apple ‘CarPlay’, Google ‘Android Auto’ and ‘MirrorLink’ ™ allowing ‘mirroring’ of smartphone display on the infotainment touch-screen via USB connection. Display and operation of certified apps including audio and voice control (if supported by the app). Usage of certified apps only while driving.
  • Discover Navigation touch-screen navigation/infotainment system with Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’ – 8.0" colour touch-screen control system for navigation, CD and radio functions. Preloaded European navigation data, 2D/3D map view, three calculated routes (Fast, Short, Eco), dynamic navigation based on TMC+, branded points of interest and Speed Limit Display. Three years’ Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’ access providing online access to a range of useful information such as traffic, fuel pricing, weather and news feeds.
  • Voice activation – spoken voice commands for telephone and navigation functions (when fitted)
  • Alarm – with remote central locking. Including interior protection with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Climate control – 2Zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
  • Electrically foldable door mirrors – electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger’s side
  • Keyless entry – remote keyless entry using key fob including Start/Stop button on centre console
  • Smoking pack – cigarette lighter and ashtray in front
  • Winter pack – heated front seats, heated windscreen washer jets and low washer fluid warning light
  • Active Info Display – 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and information. In lieu of multifunction display
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – including Front Assist, radar sensor-controlled distance monitoring system and City Emergency Braking system
  • Driving profile selection – choice of four preset modes: Eco, Normal, Sport or Individual modes. Individual mode allows manual settings for steering, drive and air conditioning settings
  • High Beam Assist – automatic sensing for switching between dipped and main beam
  • Parking sensors, front and rear – ultrasonic, audible with optical parking display via vehicle’s infotainment system
  • Park Assist – sensor controlled steering aid to assist parallel or bay parking. Features optical parking display via vehicle’s infotainment system
  • Rear-view camera – displayed via the vehicle’s infotainment system display

Market information
The T-Cross enters the Volkswagen UK line-up as the smallest in the five-strong SUV family. The Golf VII is Volkswagen UK’s best-selling car, having found homes on 5,931 driveways in the UK this year so far (March 2019). The Polo takes second spot, with 4,475 registrations over the same period, while the Tiguan and T-Roc take third and fourth with 3,148 and 2,649 respectively.

This prevalence for Volkswagen SUVs is felt across Europe – in February 2019 the T-Roc and Tiguan were Europe’s best-selling SUVs, and the seventh and tenth best-sellers overall across the 27 states.

The T-Cross looks to continue this success in the UK, with a substantial amount of interest in the model pre-launch from the UK’s car-buying public. Orders for the new T-Cross opened on 5 March 2019, although a 250-unit run of First Edition cars were available to order for early-bird customers from 5 February.

UK customers are anticipated to configure the SE-spec T-Cross in 110 PS 6-speed manual form more than any other, with a little over half of all UK T-Cross sales expected to be in this specification.

Exterior design
Outwardly, the T-Cross is more of a traditional, two-box SUV shape than its larger sibling, the T-Roc, and many of its market competitors. This helps to maximise interior space, while maintaining the rugged look that many buyers of small SUVs prefer.

The Volkswagen SUV DNA is clear to see from the car’s front-end design, however, from the shape of the light surrounds in the front bumper, to the three-strip grille with single strip of chrome trim running horizontally through its centre, joining the line of the daytime running lights on each side.

This line resumes at the side of the car, where it dissects the car’s profile with an accent strip which incorporates the door handles. It is here where the T-Cross’s upright stance is most prominent, with roof rails (SE spec and above) adding to the visual height from the side. An exclusive C-pillar decal marks out First Edition models from the rest of the T-Cross range, while seven alloy wheel designs, ranging from 16 inches to 18 inches across the line-up further distinguish each specification.

At the rear, design elements such as a prominent roof spoiler help to give the T-Cross a sporting, youthful look, while reflective trim connects the rear light clusters, incorporating a full-width reflector bar – a unique feature in the compact SUV segment, and a distinctive flourish.

Customers also have a wide palette of colours to choose from when configuring their perfect T-Cross – in addition to neutral tones such as Reflex Silver, Urano Grey, Pure White, Limestone Grey, Black and Deep Black, vibrant colours such as Flash Red, Dark Petrol Blue, Champagne Silver, Reef Blue, Energetic Orange and Makena Turquoise are also available, in addition to design packs in Black, Energetic Orange and Bamboo Garden shades, allowing a degree of personalization to each T-Cross.

Interior design
Practicality is high on the agenda for the interior of the T-Cross, but not at the expense of ergonomics and style. As is typical of Volkswagen: functionality is key. Buttons for all major functions, both for the 8.0-inch Composition Media infotainment system and climate control are within easy reach on the dashboard and steering wheel, with other functions accessible through the car’s touch screen.

Connectivity is high on the agenda for the T-Cross – all models above entry-level S trim come equipped with Car-Net App Connect, which combines the functionality of Apple ‘CarPlay’, Google ‘Android Auto’ and ‘MirrorLink’ ™ allowing ‘mirroring’ of a smartphone display on the infotainment touch-screen, via a USB connection. At SE spec and above, the car is equipped with no fewer than four USB charge points for passengers’ devices – two in the front of the car, and two in the rear – located at the back of the centre console.

The T-Cross seats five, with up to 14 cm of extra leg room available for the rear-seat passengers thanks to the sliding rear bench. Each spec includes its own cloth type for the interior upholstery, ranging from ‘Basket’, to ‘Carbon Flag’, or with coloured upholstery if a design pack is selected – Black, Energetic Orange and Bamboo Garden Green.

With the design packs, the T-Cross’s upholstery gains a three-tone design, with the bolsters and headrests of the seats finished in complementary colours depending on which pack is selected. Matching coloured dashpads are also offered in these design packs, as well as coloured trim in the steering wheel and centre console..

The milestones of Volkswagen’s SUV models produced to date in summary:

1939 – Kubelwagen – an early iteration of the Beetle – is the first Volkswagen with four-wheel drive

1942 – Schwimmwagen – an amphibious vehicle – takes off-roading to a new level

1964s – The first Meyers Manx is built, out of a customises Beetle, for use as a beach buggy

Late ‘60s – EMPA IMP launched as Beetle-based beach buggy, Baja Bug adds an off-road rallying twist to the iconic Beetle

1969 – Volkswagen Type 181 (known as ‘The Thing’ in the USA) – a convertible with rear-wheel drive – paves the way for future utilitarian crossover models

1978 – Iltis production begins

1983 – First commercially available four-wheel drive Volkswagen (4x4 LT) produced – a commercial vehicle

1986 – First four-wheel drive Syncro passenger model (T3 Syncro) introduced

1990 – Golf Country introduced as first compact SUV

1997 – Passat 4MOTION is first Volkswagen to use new 4MOTION nomenclature, as Syncro is phased out

2002 – Touareg Mk1 introduced

2004 – Concept T explores the possibility of a sports car-SUV crossover

2006 – Concept Tiguan previews second mass-market SUV

2008 – Tiguan Mk1 introduced

2010 – Touareg Mk2 introduced

2011 – Cross Coupe concept explores Touareg coupe sibling model

2012 – Taigun concept previews a future entry-level compact SUV

2013 – CrossBlue concept previews production Atlas 7-seat SUV

2015 – Tiguan Mk2 introduced

2015 – T-Roc concept previews production model of the same name

2015 – Cross Coupé GTE concept previews the production Atlas and potential coupe variant

2016 – T-Cross Breeze concept previews two distinct models – the new T-Cross and upcoming T-Roc Cabriolet

2016 – T-Prime GTE concept gives an early glimpse at Mk3 Touareg styling

2016 – Tiguan GTE Active concept highlights the off-road capabilities of Volkswagen’s SUV range

2017 – ID. CROZZ concept previews production model

2017 – Tiguan Allspace introduced

2017 – Touareg Mk3 introduced

2018 – Atlas introduced in selected global markets as Volkswagen’s largest SUV model

2018 – Atlas Cross Sport concept explores the possibility of a five-seat Volkswagen coupe-SUV

2019 – T-Cross introduced as Volkswagen’s first entry into the compact SUV segment

2019 – Five millionth Tiguan produced

2019 – T-Roc and Tiguan are best-selling SUVs across Europe in February

2019 – ID. BUGGY concept draws inspiration from beach buggies past to show the third-party builder potential of the MEB platform

2019 – ID. ROOMZZ concept previews full-size electric SUV

2019 – Millionth Touareg produced

2019 – T-Roc R introduced

2020 – T-Roc Cabrio introduced

2020 – ID. CROZZ – the first Volkswagen EV SUV – arrives

2021 – ID. ROOMZZ – a full-size electric SUV from Volkswagen – arrives in China

2025 – Volkswagen SUV sales will be an estimated 50% of total

SERVICING
Volkswagen offers customers a choice of servicing regime for their T-Cross. They can choose Fixed Service or Flexible Service and the appropriate selection is entirely dependent on how the car is likely to be driven and its general use.

The Fixed Service regime is recommended for vehicles that will cover less than 10,000 miles in 12 months and if the vehicle is likely to be used in the following way:

  • Predominantly urban driving, short journeys with frequent cold starts
  • Activities regularly producing high engine loading, for example frequent hill climbs, driving with vehicle fully loaded and towing
  • Driving with high rpm, hard acceleration and heavy braking. In this case, the vehicle will be serviced at regular intervals, at every 10,000 miles or every 12 months

Flexible Service is recommended for vehicles with a daily mileage of more than 25 miles, where the vehicle is driven regularly and on mainly longer distance journeys. The vehicle should be mainly driven at a constant speed with minimum vehicle and engine loading, minimal towing and driven in an economical manner.

In this case, the on-board computer informs the driver via a dashboard display, when the vehicle needs a service. A range of engine sensors electronically monitors the vehicle’s oil temperature, oil pressure, oil level and brake pad wear to establish when a service is needed.

With the Flexible regime, the vehicle can cover typically between 10,000 and 20,000 miles (approx) or 24 months (whichever is sooner) between oil changes. An inspection service is typically due in the third year of ownership or at 40,000 miles and thereafter every second year for vehicles with an annual mileage of around 10,000 miles.

Customers can choose between Fixed and Flexible at PDI (pre-delivery inspection) and though it is possible to change from one to another during the vehicle’s lifetime it can only be done when a full inspection service is due.      

WARRANTIES
The T-Cross, like all current Volkswagen Passenger Car models in the UK, has a three-year (first- and second-year manufacturer operated, third-year retailer-operated) / 60,000-mile mechanical warranty. In addition, it comes with a 12-year body protection guarantee, three year paint warranty and a year’s membership of Volkswagen Assistance which includes European breakdown cover. The latter can be extended at minimal cost to the customer. 

Volkswagen’s first entrant into the compact SUV segment – the practical, versatile T-Cross – is on sale in the UK priced from £16,995 RRP OTR at launch (April 2019). The fashionable and stylish new compact SUV joins a comprehensively broad five-strong family of Volkswagen SUVs, ranging in size from the compact and adaptable T-Cross to the luxurious and technologically advanced. This wave of new SUVs began in 2015 with the introduction of the latest second generation Tiguan, followed by the T-Roc, Tiguan Allspace and new Touareg. The T-Cross completes the brand’s conventional engine SUV line-up and is the entry point into Volkswagen SUV ownership.

Introduction

Summary

Dimensions

Specifications

Engine, transmission and running gear

Technical data

Options

Market Information

Exterior Design

Interior Design

Servicing

Warranty

Introduction
Volkswagen’s first entrant into the compact SUV segment – the practical, versatile T-Cross – is on sale in the UK priced from £16,995 RRP OTR at launch (April 2019). The fashionable and stylish new compact SUV joins a comprehensively broad five-strong family of Volkswagen SUVs, ranging in size from the compact and adaptable T-Cross to the luxurious and technologically advanced. This wave of new SUVs began in 2015 with the introduction of the latest second generation Tiguan, followed by the T-Roc, Tiguan Allspace and new Touareg. The T-Cross completes the brand’s conventional engine SUV line-up and is the entry point into Volkswagen SUV ownership.

The compact new T-Cross packs no less of a technological punch than its larger siblings, with the standard fitment of numerous safety assistance systems more commonly associated with larger and more expensive cars. This helps to realise the T-Cross’s tag line – ‘I am more than one thing’ – since the new model is compact yet practical, affordable yet stylish and generously equipped as standard. Indeed the latest Volkswagen SUV can justly claim to set the standard for its segment with a blend of usability and style as it boasts the rugged look of a compact SUV, but dimensions and a driving experience suited to urban life.

Arriving in the UK in April 2019, the T-Cross offers a long list of talents, most notably its practicality. The sliding rear bench can move forwards or backwards, providing up to 14 cm of extra leg room in the rear or between 385 and 455 litres of load volume in the luggage area.  

Based on Volkswagen’s now familiar but almost infinitely flexible Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)  the T-Cross shares many strengths with its Polo hatchback sibling, including its range of efficient and advanced petrol engines. Two engine options were available at launch – both 999 cc, three-cylinder TSI units, in 95 PS and 115 PS forms, with the former available with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and the latter paired to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic. During 2019, a 1.6-litre, 95 PS diesel was added, available with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed DSG transmission. All three engine options are compliant with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.

The MQB architecture which underpins the new T-Cross allows the driven front axle to be located well forward, significantly improving this compact car’s packaging and use of space. With a total vehicle length of 4235 mm, the 2551 mm wheelbase is comparatively generous, allowing a spacious interior with enough room for five people. Alternatively, the 385-455 litre boot can be extended to a cavernous 1,281 litres with the seats folded.

Standard equipment for new T-Cross in the UK includes numerous driver assistance systems which were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes. Together with the new car’s outstanding crash performance characteristics and exemplary occupant protection, these increase safety, reduce the risk of a collision and improve driving comfort. Included as standard equipment are the Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking; the lane keeping assistant Lane Assist; Hill Start Assist; the proactive occupant protection system and the Blind Spot Detection lane change assist system with integrated Rear Traffic Alert. Also available as options are the Driver Alert System, automatic adaptive cruise control and Park Assist.

The new T-Cross provides the highest level of networking and connectivity. Even the operation and customisation of the on-board functions are intuitive. Smartphones can be charged inductively, and up to four USB ports – two front and two for rear seat passenger use – provide for comprehensive digital convenience.

Just like its sister model the Polo, the new T-Cross is manufactured at the Spanish Volkswagen factory in Pamplona. Volkswagen is set to invest one billion euros there by the end of 2019 in order to serve the particularly strong growth in the market for compact SUVs. At the same time, approximately 10% more jobs are being created there. For the 2017-2027 period, independent forecasting institutes expect an approximate doubling worldwide of so-called CUVs (Crossover Utility Vehicles) in the small car segment – the class to which T-Cross belongs. In South America and China – two further growth regions – versions of the T-Cross specially tailored for those markets are being made.

Summary

  • T-Cross was previewed in concept guise at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, appearing there in radical cabriolet form as the T-Cross Breeze
  • The urban-friendly compact SUV was unveiled to European audiences in production form on Thursday 25 October 2018 at an event in Amsterdam
  • Orders opened in the UK on 5 March 2019, with a starting price of £16,995 RRP OTR
  • The car is initially offered in the UK with a choice of two efficient turbocharged petrol engines, equipped with petrol particulate filters from launch. They are the 1.0 TSI 95 PS or the 1.0 TSI 115 PS. Five- or six-speed manual, or seven-speed DSG transmissions are available
  • All versions of this practical and stylish compact SUV are exclusively offered in front-wheel drive
  • Volkswagen’s first ever compact SUV has a length of 4,108 mm and a height of 1,558 mm. It is therefore larger than a Polo (4,053 mm and 1,461 mm respectively) and smaller than a T-Roc (4,234 mm and 1,573 mm)
  • The T-Cross will accommodate up to five adults. Load space is variable, and class-leading, thanks to the significant extra flexibility afforded by the sliding rear seat – a rarity in this class – and measures between 385 litres and 455 litres with the rear seats up
  • The high seating position in the T-Cross is typical of an SUV: 597 mm at the front and 652 mm at the rear
  • New T-Cross offers premium segment connectivity and safety technology such as the availability of Volkswagen’s second generation Active Info Display as well high-end infotainment and state-of-the-art assistance systems
  • By virtue of its MQB underpinnings, the spectrum of assistance systems in the T-Cross showcases Volkswagen’s expertise in technology with the likes of Front Assist featuring Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking; Blind Spot Monitor; ACC Adaptive Cruise Control; Lane Assist; Rear Traffic Alert and the e-call emergency alert and support service all available
  • Convenient and intuitive features include up to four USB ports (two at the front, two at the rear) and optional wireless smartphone charging for optimum connectivity
  • The optional keyless locking and starting system Keyless Access makes access to the T-Cross more convenient, while the also optionally available Light Assist main-beam control system automatically ensures that the driver is always supported with main beam whenever possible
  • Personalisation is further elevated courtesy of a variety of bold exterior colours; a contrasting dashpad decor and various interior trim versions
  • Worldwide, Volkswagen assumes that over the next ten years the annual global sales volume of the small SUV sector will grow from around 6.4 million units today to around 10.6 million
  • The best-selling version of the car from launch is expected to be the T-Cross SE 1.0 115 PS six-speed manual
  • Total Volkswagen sales in the UK last year, including CV models, were 203,133 and year-to-date (March 2019) Volkswagen retains second spot in the UK market overall
  • The model line-up in UK is the familiar S, SE, SEL and R-Line trims. The car’s starting price is £16,995 for the 1.0-litre TSI 95 PS-engined S model
  • A launch edition of the versatile T-Cross, named T-Cross First Edition and totalling 250 cars, is available to order in the UK now priced at £23,155 RRP OTR. Full info on that vehicle can be found here: co.uk/en-gb/releases/3646
  • Initially all T-Cross models sold in the UK will be petrol-powered, and approximately half of T-Cross sales are anticipated to be to private buyers. The new model will be available with front-wheel drive
  • The remainder of the range opened for order in the UK in March 2019 and T-Cross arrived in the Volkswagen UK Retailer network in April 2019

 

Dimensions

 

T-Cross

T-Roc

Polo

Length (mm)

4,108

4,234

4,053

Width (excl. mirrors)

1,760

1,819

1,751

Height

1584

1573

1,461

Wheelbase

2551

2590

2,551

Turning circle

10.6

11.1

10.6m

Boot capacity – seats up

385-455

445

351 litres

Boot capacity – seats down

1,281

1,290

1,125 litres

Kerb weight (min)

1,245

1,440

1,280

Wheel diameter

16-18”

16-18”

14-18”

Fuel tank

40 litres

50 litres

40 litres

 

Specifications
As with much of the Volkswagen range, the T-Cross is split into four easy-to-follow specification levels – S, SE, SEL and R-Line. The car’s MQB underpinnings allow it to benefit from a raft of technologies usually associated with larger car classes, meaning that the T-Cross majors on safety technology and connectivity. Front Assist, Lane Assist and the e-call emergency calling system are all included as standard on the new compact SUV. An 8.0-inch colour touch-screen Composition Media infotainment system is also standard-fit across the entire T-Cross range.

T-Cross S

  • Alloy wheels, four 6J x 16" ‘Rochester’ with 205/60 R16 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Tyre mobility kit and compressor
  • Halogen clear headlights, range adjustable via infotainment system, with separate LED daytime running lights
  • Radiator grille with high gloss surface and chrome strip
  • Rear lights incorporating LED technology (except indicators)
  • Integrated rear roof spoiler in tailgate
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination
  • Upholstery – ‘Basket’ cloth
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and manual lumbar adjustment
  • Driver’s under seat drawer
  • Rear bench seat, movable and foldable
  • Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40
  • ‘Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Composition Media infotainment system
    • 8.0" colour touch-screen
    • Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
    • Car information display
    • DAB digital radio receiver

–     MDI (Multi Device Interface), via USB connection – compatible products only

  • Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
  • Title and cover art display
  • 1 x USB connection, USB charging socket (compatible products only)
  • 6 speakers, front and rear
  • Premium USB cable (choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility)
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
  • Airbags
    • Curtain airbag system, for front and rear passengers
    • Driver’s and front passenger’s airbags with passenger’s airbag deactivation switch
    • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Child security locks in the rear doors
  • Disc brakes, front and drum brakes, rear (1.0 TSI 95 PS only)
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s safety-optimised head restraints
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) including EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and ASR (Traction Control), with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
  • Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
  • Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
  • Misfuel prevention device
  • Pan-European emergency call service
  • PreCrash preventive occupant protection
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
  • Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 3 rear three-point seat belts
  • Air conditioning, manual
  • Dust and pollen filter
  • Electric windows, front and rear
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking system and Predictive Pedestrian Protection
  • Lane Assist
  • Power-assisted steering, speed-sensitive
  • Remote tailgate unlocking, via key fob
  • Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature gauge and fuel gauge
  • Warning ‘lights on’ buzzer
  • Warning sound and light for doors and tailgate if open
  • Battery regeneration (recuperation – energy recovery during braking)
  • Multifunction computer, includes visual gear change recommendation for improved fuel consumption
  • Start/Stop function
  • DataPlug sends vehicle information via Bluetooth to the Volkswagen Connect® app displayed on your smartphone. Volkswagen Connect® app free to download from the App Store or Google Play Store, with DataPlug connection to OBD2 port underneath the steering wheel. Features include:
    • My Volkswagen – vehicle information for service and maintenance intervals, warning message displays, fuel level and mileage
    • Trips – business or private journey analysis. Provides detailed map views, journey details, statistics and journey cost
    • Driving style – analysis of driving style to provide tips for more efficient driving
    • Parking space – displays parking location and parking duration– Fuel monitor – monitors fuel consumption and cost
    • Service partner – locates and provides directions to local retailers. Direct dial access if required
    • Assistance call – direct dial to Volkswagen’s 24-hour Customer Service helpline with the ability to send the vehicle’s location
    • Challenges – sets efficiency and driving style targets. Collect points and trophies with bonus challenges to improve your scores

T-Cross SE

This model has the following standard features over S trim:

  • Alloy wheels, four 6½J x 17" ‘Clayton’ with 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Front fog lights, including static cornering function
  • Roof rails, black
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front centre armrest, with storage compartment and two rear air vents
  • Leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gear knob
  • ‘Pineapple’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Upholstery – ‘Triangle Ties/pearl’ cloth
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Variable boot floor
  • Alarm with interior protection, with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • Rain sensor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), including Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking system, cruise control and speed limiter
  • Driver Alert system
  • Dusk sensor, automatic driving lights
  • 2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
  • Car-Net ‘App-Connect’
    • Combines the functionality of Apple ‘CarPlay’, Google ‘Android Auto’ and ‘MirrorLink’ ™ allowing ‘mirroring’ of smartphone display on the infotainment touch-screen via USB connection

T-Cross SEL

This model has the following standard features over SE trim:

  • Alloy wheels, four 6½J x 17" Chesterfield’ with 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment including separate unique signature
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Roof rails, silver anodised
  • Carpet mats, front and rear
  • ‘Lizard’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Upholstery – ‘Hexalink/pearl’ cloth
  • Front sport seats with height and lumbar adjustment
  • Climate control – 2Zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation
  • Parking sensors, front and rear – ultrasonic, audible with audio volume reduction when activated and optical parking display via vehicle’s infotainment system
  • Discover Navigation infotainment system
  • (in addition to Composition Media infotainment system)
    • 8.0" colour touch-screen
    • Branded points of interest
    • Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
    • Preloaded European navigation data
    • SD card reader
    • Speed Limit Display
    • Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
    • Volkswagen Media Control (allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet)
    • 2D/3D map view
  • Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’
    • 3-year subscription
    • Providing online access to a range of useful information such as traffic, fuel pricing, weather and news feeds
  • Car-Net ‘Security & Service’
    • Provides continuous interaction between the driver, vehicle and Volkswagen, via integrated SIM-card connectivity
    • Driver and vehicle integration with Volkswagen call centre or server for: ‘eCall’ – Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response incl. Automatic accident notification, Car breakdown, Vehicle health report and Service schedule – 10-year subscription
    • Driver and vehicle integration via Car-Net Portal or Car-Net app for: Driving data, Doors and lights, Area alert, Speed alert, Horn and hazard lights, Parking position and Online anti-theft alarm – 3-year subscription

T-Cross R-Line

This model has the following standard features over SEL trim:

  • Alloy wheels, four 7J x 18" ‘Nevada’ with 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Body-coloured rear roof spoiler
  • ‘R-Line’ styling pack – ‘R-Line’ design front and rear bumpers, black wheel arch extensions, body-coloured side skirts
  • Unique ‘R-Line’ badging
  • Aluminium-look pedals
  • Black rooflining and sun visors
  • Carpet mats, front and rear
  • Door sill protectors, stainless steel
  • Leather trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminium inserts with ‘R-Line’ logo
  • Paddle shift on steering wheel (auto DSG only)
  • ‘Race’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
  • Upholstery – ‘Carbon Flag’ cloth
  • Front sports seats with embossed
  • ‘R-Line’ logo on rear seat backrest
  • Active Info Display, 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and information


Technical data

 

T-Cross S 95 PS 5-spd manual

T-Cross 115 PS 6-spd manual

T-Cross 115 PS 7-spd DSG

T-Cross 95 PS 5-spd manual

T-Cross 95 PS 6-spd DSG

Power @ rpm

95 PS @
5,000-5,500 rpm

115 PS @
5,000-5,500 rpm

115 PS @
5,000-5,500 rpm

95 PS @
TBC rpm

95 PS @
TBC rpm

Torque @ rpm

175 nm @
2,000-3,500 rpm

200 nm @
2,000-3,500 rpm

200 nm @
2,000-3,500 rpm

250 Nm @
1,500-2,500 rpm

250 Nm @
1,500-2,500 rpm

Acceleration
0-62 mph (sec)

11.5

10.2

10.2

11.9

12.5

Top speed, mph

112

120

120

112

112

Kerb weight, kg

1,245

1,250

1,270

1,370

1,390

Fuel economy, mpg
(WLTP combined)

48.9 (S)

48.6 (SE)

48.3 (SE)

48.2 (SEL, R-Line)

45.7 (SE)

45.6 (SEL, R-Line)

52.9

52.9

CO2 emissions,
g/km (WLTP)

131 (S, SE)

132
(SE, SEL, R-Line)

 

140
(SE, SEL, R-Line)

140

140

VED band

£170

£170

£170

£530

£530

 

Engine, transmission and running gear

Volkswagen’s efficient and advanced 1.0 TSI (999 cc) three-cylinder petrol engine was the sole engine to power the T-Cross at launch, in 95 PS and 115 PS outputs. As an urban-friendly compact SUV, it is also front-wheel drive only – allowing the optimum blend of efficiency and usability for life around town, as well as out of it.

In the second quarter of 2019, Volkswagen added its frugal 95 PS 1.6-litre TDI engine to the T-Cross range, further diversifying the small SUV range with a third engine option, in addition to the 95 PS and 115 PS 1.0-litre TSI units already on offer. The engine is the torquiest option available on the T-Cross, developing 250 Nm versus the 115 PS 1.0-litre TSI’s 200 Nm, across the same 1500-2500 rpm rev range. Five-speed manual and six-speed DSG transmission options are available.

The lower-powered petrol option is exclusively available with a five-speed manual gearbox, and is available on S and SE trims. Also found in the Polo, this compact and efficient transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI unit features in-line direct injection with two valves per cylinder. The turbocharged engine is fitted with electric boost pressure regulation, and returns 48.6-48.9 mpg combined on the WLTP cycle, with CO2 emissions of 131 g/km (WLTP). In turbodiesel form, the T-Cross produces 140g /km CO2, and is the car’s most frugal variant, achieving a WLTP-certified 52.9 mpg on the combined cycle.

Peak power for the 95 PS petrol variant is reached between 5,000-5,500 rpm, while maximum torque of 175 Nm is available from 2,500-3500 rpm. The T-Cross reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 10.2 sec, while the top speed is 112 mph.

SE, SEL and R-Line-spec cars are available with a 115 PS variant of this engine – this engine also appears in the up! GTI, Polo, Golf, and T-Roc. It, too, is a transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder in-line direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, with four valves per cylinder and electric boost pressure regulation. Its peak power of 115 PS is available from 5,000-5,500 rpm, while its 200 Nm torque peak arrives across the same 2,500-3,500 rpm rev band as its 95 PS sibling. Unlike the lower-powered variant, however, the 115 PS T-Cross gets two transmission options – a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic. With a 6-speed manual gearbox, the T-Cross returns 48.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and emits 132 g/km CO2; with the 7-speed DSG, it offers 45.7 mpg and 140 g/km CO2 emissions.

As with its siblings in the Volkswagen range, the T-Cross sits on the now familiar MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) – Modular Transverse Matrix, which means it benefits from the latest available technology and shares elements of its underpinnings with other successful new models such as the new Polo, new Passat, popular Touran MPV, latest Tiguan SUV and Tiguan Allspace seven-seat SUV.

The lower-powered option is exclusively available with a five-speed manual gearbox, and is available on S and SE trims. Also found in the Polo, this compact and efficient transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI unit features in-line direct injection with two valves per cylinder. The turbocharged engine is fitted with electric boost pressure regulation, and returns 48.6-48.9 mpg combined on the WLTP cycle, with CO2 emissions of 131 g/km (WLTP).

Peak power for the 95 PS variant is reached between 5,000-5,500 rpm, while maximum torque of 175 Nm is available from 2,500-3500 rpm. The T-Cross reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 10.2 sec, while the top speed is 112 mph.

SE, SEL and R-Line-spec cars are available with a 115 PS variant of this engine – this engine also appears in the up! GTI, Polo, Golf, and T-Roc. It, too, is a transverse-installed 1.0-litre three cylinder in-line direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, with four valves per cylinder and electric boost pressure regulation. Its peak power of 115 PS is available from 5,000-5,500 rpm, while its 200 Nm torque peak arrives across the same 2,500-3,500 rpm rev band as its 95 PS sibling. Unlike the lower-powered variant, however, the 115 PS T-Cross gets two transmission options – a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic. With a 6-speed manual gearbox, the T-Cross returns 48.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and emits 132 g/km CO2; with the 7-speed DSG, it offers 45.7 mpg and 140 g/km CO2 emissions.

As with its siblings in the Volkswagen range, the T-Cross sits on the now familiar MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) – Modular Transverse Matrix, which means it benefits from the latest available technology and shares elements of its underpinnings with other successful new models such as the new Polo, new Passat, popular Touran MPV, latest Tiguan SUV and Tiguan Allspace seven-seat SUV.

Options
Although generously equipped from entry-level S trim upwards, a considerable number of options are available to help customers further personalise their T-Cross:

  • Black 17" alloy design pack
    • Four 6½J x 17" ‘Manila’ Black diamond-turned alloy wheels, 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Black non-metallic door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Neutral/Titan Black, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Energetic Orange 17" alloy design pack
    • Four 6½J x 17" ‘Manila’ Energetic Orange diamond-turned alloy wheels, 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Energetic Orange door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Titan Black/Orange/Ceramique, ‘Transition’ dashpad in Energetic Orange/Grey and centre console in Energetic Orange
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Bamboo Garden Green 17" alloy design pack
    • Four 6½J x 17" ‘Manila’ Bamboo Garden Green diamond-turned alloy wheels, 205/55 R17 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Bamboo Garden Green door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery Makena Turquoise/Orange/Platinum Grey, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Black 18" alloy design pack
    • Four 7J x 18" ‘Koln’ Black diamond-turned alloy wheels, 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Black non-metallic door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Neutral/Titan Black, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Energetic Orange 18" alloy design pack
    • Four 7J x 18" ‘Koln’ Energetic Orange diamond-turned alloy wheels, 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Energetic Orange door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery in Titan Black/Orange/Ceramique, ‘Transition’ dashpad in Energetic Orange/Grey and centre console in Energetic Orange
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Bamboo Garden Green 18" alloy design pack
    • Four 7J x 18" ‘Koln’ Bamboo Garden Green diamond-turned alloy wheels, 215/45 R18 tyres and anti-theft wheel bolts and Bamboo Garden Green door mirror housings
    • Front sports seats including lumbar support with ‘Diag’ upholstery Makena Turquoise/Orange/Platinum Grey, ‘Transition’ dashpad in high-gloss Black/Platinum Grey and centre console in high-gloss black and grey
    • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Front fog lights – with static cornering function
  • LED headlights – LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment including separate unique signature LED daytime running lights
  • Rear tinted glass – rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Carpet mats – front and rear
  • beats soundpack – including eight channel digital amplifier, subwoofer, 300 watt output and six speakers. (Space and weight saver spare wheel in lieu steel space saver spare wheel)
  • Car-Net ‘App-Connect’ – combined functionality of Apple ‘CarPlay’, Google ‘Android Auto’ and ‘MirrorLink’ ™ allowing ‘mirroring’ of smartphone display on the infotainment touch-screen via USB connection. Display and operation of certified apps including audio and voice control (if supported by the app). Usage of certified apps only while driving.
  • Discover Navigation touch-screen navigation/infotainment system with Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’ – 8.0" colour touch-screen control system for navigation, CD and radio functions. Preloaded European navigation data, 2D/3D map view, three calculated routes (Fast, Short, Eco), dynamic navigation based on TMC+, branded points of interest and Speed Limit Display. Three years’ Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’ access providing online access to a range of useful information such as traffic, fuel pricing, weather and news feeds.
  • Voice activation – spoken voice commands for telephone and navigation functions (when fitted)
  • Alarm – with remote central locking. Including interior protection with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Climate control – 2Zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
  • Electrically foldable door mirrors – electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger’s side
  • Keyless entry – remote keyless entry using key fob including Start/Stop button on centre console
  • Smoking pack – cigarette lighter and ashtray in front
  • Winter pack – heated front seats, heated windscreen washer jets and low washer fluid warning light
  • Active Info Display – 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and information. In lieu of multifunction display
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – including Front Assist, radar sensor-controlled distance monitoring system and City Emergency Braking system
  • Driving profile selection – choice of four preset modes: Eco, Normal, Sport or Individual modes. Individual mode allows manual settings for steering, drive and air conditioning settings
  • High Beam Assist – automatic sensing for switching between dipped and main beam
  • Parking sensors, front and rear – ultrasonic, audible with optical parking display via vehicle’s infotainment system
  • Park Assist – sensor controlled steering aid to assist parallel or bay parking. Features optical parking display via vehicle’s infotainment system
  • Rear-view camera – displayed via the vehicle’s infotainment system display

Market information
The T-Cross enters the Volkswagen UK line-up as the smallest in the five-strong SUV family. The Golf VII is Volkswagen UK’s best-selling car, having found homes on 5,931 driveways in the UK this year so far (March 2019). The Polo takes second spot, with 4,475 registrations over the same period, while the Tiguan and T-Roc take third and fourth with 3,148 and 2,649 respectively.

This prevalence for Volkswagen SUVs is felt across Europe – in February 2019 the T-Roc and Tiguan were Europe’s best-selling SUVs, and the seventh and tenth best-sellers overall across the 27 states.

The T-Cross looks to continue this success in the UK, with a substantial amount of interest in the model pre-launch from the UK’s car-buying public. Orders for the new T-Cross opened on 5 March 2019, although a 250-unit run of First Edition cars were available to order for early-bird customers from 5 February.

UK customers are anticipated to configure the SE-spec T-Cross in 110 PS 6-speed manual form more than any other, with a little over half of all UK T-Cross sales expected to be in this specification.

Exterior design
Outwardly, the T-Cross is more of a traditional, two-box SUV shape than its larger sibling, the T-Roc, and many of its market competitors. This helps to maximise interior space, while maintaining the rugged look that many buyers of small SUVs prefer.

The Volkswagen SUV DNA is clear to see from the car’s front-end design, however, from the shape of the light surrounds in the front bumper, to the three-strip grille with single strip of chrome trim running horizontally through its centre, joining the line of the daytime running lights on each side.

This line resumes at the side of the car, where it dissects the car’s profile with an accent strip which incorporates the door handles. It is here where the T-Cross’s upright stance is most prominent, with roof rails (SE spec and above) adding to the visual height from the side. An exclusive C-pillar decal marks out First Edition models from the rest of the T-Cross range, while seven alloy wheel designs, ranging from 16 inches to 18 inches across the line-up further distinguish each specification.

At the rear, design elements such as a prominent roof spoiler help to give the T-Cross a sporting, youthful look, while reflective trim connects the rear light clusters, incorporating a full-width reflector bar – a unique feature in the compact SUV segment, and a distinctive flourish.

Customers also have a wide palette of colours to choose from when configuring their perfect T-Cross – in addition to neutral tones such as Reflex Silver, Urano Grey, Pure White, Limestone Grey, Black and Deep Black, vibrant colours such as Flash Red, Dark Petrol Blue, Champagne Silver, Reef Blue, Energetic Orange and Makena Turquoise are also available, in addition to design packs in Black, Energetic Orange and Bamboo Garden shades, allowing a degree of personalization to each T-Cross.

Interior design
Practicality is high on the agenda for the interior of the T-Cross, but not at the expense of ergonomics and style. As is typical of Volkswagen: functionality is key. Buttons for all major functions, both for the 8.0-inch Composition Media infotainment system and climate control are within easy reach on the dashboard and steering wheel, with other functions accessible through the car’s touch screen.

Connectivity is high on the agenda for the T-Cross – all models above entry-level S trim come equipped with Car-Net App Connect, which combines the functionality of Apple ‘CarPlay’, Google ‘Android Auto’ and ‘MirrorLink’ ™ allowing ‘mirroring’ of a smartphone display on the infotainment touch-screen, via a USB connection. At SE spec and above, the car is equipped with no fewer than four USB charge points for passengers’ devices – two in the front of the car, and two in the rear – located at the back of the centre console.

The T-Cross seats five, with up to 14 cm of extra leg room available for the rear-seat passengers thanks to the sliding rear bench. Each spec includes its own cloth type for the interior upholstery, ranging from ‘Basket’, to ‘Carbon Flag’, or with coloured upholstery if a design pack is selected – Black, Energetic Orange and Bamboo Garden Green.

With the design packs, the T-Cross’s upholstery gains a three-tone design, with the bolsters and headrests of the seats finished in complementary colours depending on which pack is selected. Matching coloured dashpads are also offered in these design packs, as well as coloured trim in the steering wheel and centre console..

The milestones of Volkswagen’s SUV models produced to date in summary:

1939 – Kubelwagen – an early iteration of the Beetle – is the first Volkswagen with four-wheel drive

1942 – Schwimmwagen – an amphibious vehicle – takes off-roading to a new level

1964s – The first Meyers Manx is built, out of a customises Beetle, for use as a beach buggy

Late ‘60s – EMPA IMP launched as Beetle-based beach buggy, Baja Bug adds an off-road rallying twist to the iconic Beetle

1969 – Volkswagen Type 181 (known as ‘The Thing’ in the USA) – a convertible with rear-wheel drive – paves the way for future utilitarian crossover models

1978 – Iltis production begins

1983 – First commercially available four-wheel drive Volkswagen (4x4 LT) produced – a commercial vehicle

1986 – First four-wheel drive Syncro passenger model (T3 Syncro) introduced

1990 – Golf Country introduced as first compact SUV

1997 – Passat 4MOTION is first Volkswagen to use new 4MOTION nomenclature, as Syncro is phased out

2002 – Touareg Mk1 introduced

2004 – Concept T explores the possibility of a sports car-SUV crossover

2006 – Concept Tiguan previews second mass-market SUV

2008 – Tiguan Mk1 introduced

2010 – Touareg Mk2 introduced

2011 – Cross Coupe concept explores Touareg coupe sibling model

2012 – Taigun concept previews a future entry-level compact SUV

2013 – CrossBlue concept previews production Atlas 7-seat SUV

2015 – Tiguan Mk2 introduced

2015 – T-Roc concept previews production model of the same name

2015 – Cross Coupé GTE concept previews the production Atlas and potential coupe variant

2016 – T-Cross Breeze concept previews two distinct models – the new T-Cross and upcoming T-Roc Cabriolet

2016 – T-Prime GTE concept gives an early glimpse at Mk3 Touareg styling

2016 – Tiguan GTE Active concept highlights the off-road capabilities of Volkswagen’s SUV range

2017 – ID. CROZZ concept previews production model

2017 – Tiguan Allspace introduced

2017 – Touareg Mk3 introduced

2018 – Atlas introduced in selected global markets as Volkswagen’s largest SUV model

2018 – Atlas Cross Sport concept explores the possibility of a five-seat Volkswagen coupe-SUV

2019 – T-Cross introduced as Volkswagen’s first entry into the compact SUV segment

2019 – Five millionth Tiguan produced

2019 – T-Roc and Tiguan are best-selling SUVs across Europe in February

2019 – ID. BUGGY concept draws inspiration from beach buggies past to show the third-party builder potential of the MEB platform

2019 – ID. ROOMZZ concept previews full-size electric SUV

2019 – Millionth Touareg produced

2019 – T-Roc R introduced

2020 – T-Roc Cabrio introduced

2020 – ID. CROZZ – the first Volkswagen EV SUV – arrives

2021 – ID. ROOMZZ – a full-size electric SUV from Volkswagen – arrives in China

2025 – Volkswagen SUV sales will be an estimated 50% of total

SERVICING
Volkswagen offers customers a choice of servicing regime for their T-Cross. They can choose Fixed Service or Flexible Service and the appropriate selection is entirely dependent on how the car is likely to be driven and its general use.

The Fixed Service regime is recommended for vehicles that will cover less than 10,000 miles in 12 months and if the vehicle is likely to be used in the following way:

  • Predominantly urban driving, short journeys with frequent cold starts
  • Activities regularly producing high engine loading, for example frequent hill climbs, driving with vehicle fully loaded and towing
  • Driving with high rpm, hard acceleration and heavy braking. In this case, the vehicle will be serviced at regular intervals, at every 10,000 miles or every 12 months

Flexible Service is recommended for vehicles with a daily mileage of more than 25 miles, where the vehicle is driven regularly and on mainly longer distance journeys. The vehicle should be mainly driven at a constant speed with minimum vehicle and engine loading, minimal towing and driven in an economical manner.

In this case, the on-board computer informs the driver via a dashboard display, when the vehicle needs a service. A range of engine sensors electronically monitors the vehicle’s oil temperature, oil pressure, oil level and brake pad wear to establish when a service is needed.

With the Flexible regime, the vehicle can cover typically between 10,000 and 20,000 miles (approx) or 24 months (whichever is sooner) between oil changes. An inspection service is typically due in the third year of ownership or at 40,000 miles and thereafter every second year for vehicles with an annual mileage of around 10,000 miles.

Customers can choose between Fixed and Flexible at PDI (pre-delivery inspection) and though it is possible to change from one to another during the vehicle’s lifetime it can only be done when a full inspection service is due.      

WARRANTIES
The T-Cross, like all current Volkswagen Passenger Car models in the UK, has a three-year (first- and second-year manufacturer operated, third-year retailer-operated) / 60,000-mile mechanical warranty. In addition, it comes with a 12-year body protection guarantee, three year paint warranty and a year’s membership of Volkswagen Assistance which includes European breakdown cover. The latter can be extended at minimal cost to the customer. 

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