2019 VW T-Cross will offer four engines with up to 150 hp
All models will be front-wheel drive, however
Following the release of the first teaser rendering earlier this month, VW has dropped the first official photos of its baby SUV, the T-Cross.
The images reveal the T-Cross with censored front and rear ends, but that’s not a premiere: we’ve already seen similar spy shots in the past. What’s more important is that the automaker has dropped new information about the small SUV, which we’re happy to relay as follows.
The smallest of VW’s SUVs is 4,107-mm long and 1,558-mm high, which makes it slightly larger than the Polo it’s based on. Slotting below the Golf-based T-Roc, the T-Cross will be available with three gasoline engines and one diesel unit. The TSI engines are fitted with a gasoline particulate filter and deliver 95 hp, 115 hp, and 150 hp. The diesel is rated at 95 hp. No AWD system will be available.
Despite its small footprint, VW says the T-Cross will offer “a surprising amount of space inside,” thanks to the use of the MQB A0 platform which moves the front axle forward , thus lengthening the wheelbase and creating more space in the interior.
Thanks to the use of a sliding rear bench seat, the T-Cross will a cargo volume ranging between 385 liters and 455 liters with all seats in place. VW also says the T-Cross will boast a class-leading maximum load-space volume, thanks in part to a fold-down front passenger seat.
Design-wise, the T-Cross resembles a smaller Tiguan, featuring a large grille with integrated LED headlights that will be offered an option. Inside, available options will include the latest-generation eight-inch infotainment touchscreen and the “Active Info Display” digital instrument panel. The cabin will also offer up to four USB ports, as well as Keyless Access. Also optional will be the Light Assist main-beam control.
On the safety front, the T-Cross is claimed to be one of the safest vehicles in its class, thanks to “excellent crash properties and a particularly wide range of assist systems.”
The Front Assist area monitoring system and Lane Assist lane keeping system will be standard, while available driving assist systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, City Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, and Proactive Occupant Protection System.