At this point in time, it is not easy to tell whether it is the public or the automakers who have made it their duty to bring on our roads all type of SUVs. Of course, it started with the automakers but consumers are crazy about SUVs.
The race is on, the competition is cutthroat and the public doesn’t seem to get enough of it. Where this SUV-mania trend will take us next is a matter that only time will help unravel.
The Volkswagen T-Cross thus joins the family now and seems ready to shake things just a little bit more. It belongs to the type of cars that fit in a range of not-too-small and not-too-big.
At 410.7 cm long and 155.8 cm tall, it stands a tiny bit bigger than another of its family the VW Polo.
According to Felix Kaschutzke, T-Cross project for manager sales and marketing, the T-Cross “is about versatility – that’s its number one focus,” adding that “this car is built for young, small families, the car is very versatile for these types of customers.”
The T-Cross decided to reciprocate all the engine characteristics of the Polo with a range of engine options to quench your thirst. There is the base 95 hp 1.0-liter petrol, that will give you a rather low response picking from 0-62 mph in 11.5 seconds. It’s the only petrol model that comes with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard.
But you can also pick the 115 hp 1.0-liter petrol. Upwards of this is the 150 hp 1.5-liter petrol gets the same automatic gearbox as standard and is the quickest model of all, with the 0-62 mph which raises performance to sprint at 7.8 seconds and lastly there is the 95 hp 1.6-liter diesel which gives you a very economical running cost.
The T-Cross has further taken advantage of modern times bringing with it tech-active safety tools such as emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot warning system among others. The infotainment system boasts of a 6.5-inch sat-nav screen which can be upgraded to an eight-inch screen.
You can also get up to four USB plugs and a wireless charging dock. With a 300 W eight-speaker Beats stereo (which comes with a boot-mounted subwoofer), your audio needs are finally sorted.
Let’s just say the T-Cross is a machine that has its own life yet still manages to borrow and balance the characteristics of others within the lineup. If it keeps its promises, we can bet that it will do considerably well.
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