Volkswagen’s smallest SUV, the new T-Cross will roll onto Irish streets in April, with a starting price of €22,495.This new model is very much seen as a ‘192’ car, but will be available for test drive in late April across the Volkswagen retailer network.
It will be available in a three-engine line-up, with the 1.0-litre 95hp (112g/km) petrol engine starting at €22,495, followed by the 1.0-litre 115hp petrol engine (111g/km) starting at €24,495. A 1.6-litre 95bhp diesel will round up the model range for Ireland, starting at €25,295. VW Ireland don’t expect this to be sold in large numbers, with the majority coming from either of the two petrol engines. They expect to sell around 400 in 2019, 1,200 in 2020
The 2019 T-Cross sits on the MQB platform, and at 4110mm long is 54mm longer than the Polo, 138mm higher and it comes with a luggage compartment, which holds between 385- and 455-litres thanks to a sliding rear bench that can be moved by 14cm.
Fold these rear seats back and this capacity grows to 1,281 litres of storage space. Driver and passengers enjoy an elevated driving position – the driver and front passenger sit 597 mm above the road, the rear passengers 652 mm.
Entry level trim in the T-Cross is known as ‘T-Cross’, followed by the ‘Life’ starting at €24,550, ‘Style’ starting at €26,795 and ‘R-Line’ starting at €27,995. ‘Life’ and ‘Style’ are expected to be the top choices for customers.
Style’ Specification models add:
R-Line’ Specification gains:
Technology Upgrade Packs (€499 ‘Life’ / €799 ‘Style’ & ‘R-Line’) which bundle various favoured options at a reduced price are also on the T-Cross menu. There are also Design Packs available for ‘Life’, ‘Style’ and ‘R-Line’ models.
These add in the Life model, 17” Manila wheels painted in Design Pack colours (Black, Energetic Orange or Bamboo Garden) and Exterior mirror housings in Design Pack colours, tinted rear windows, Sports Comfort seats in front for T-Cross ‘Life’, unique dashpad design ‘Transition’ in Design Pack colours, Fabric seats coverings in unique ‘Diag’ design in Design Pack colours, centre console in Design Pack colours and the steering wheel clasp in Design Pack colours. In the ‘Style’ and ‘R-Line’ models there is the addition of 18” Köln alloy wheels painted in Design Pack colours.
For more information log-on to www.volkswagen.ie or contact your local Volkswagen retailer.