Volkswagen T-Cross

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Volkswagen T-Cross
2019 Volkswagen T-Cross R-Line TSi 1.0 Front.jpg
AssemblySpain: Pamplona
Brazil: São José dos Pinhais
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformVolkswagen MQB A0
RelatedAudi A1
SEAT Arona
Škoda Kamiq
EnginePetrol: 1.0l (I3), 1.5 TSI (I4)
Diesel: 1.6l TDI (I4)
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
7-speed DSG
Wheelbase2,551 mm (100.4 in) 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length4,108 mm (161.7 in) 4,208 mm (165.7 in)
Width1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Height1,584 mm (62.4 in)

The Volkswagen T-Cross is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by the German automaker Volkswagen. It is based on the MQB platform, and was officially launched in April 2019. The car is positioned below the T-Roc, making it the smallest SUV model from Volkswagen.

T-Cross Breeze (2016)[edit]

A first preview of an SUV model in the format of Volkswagen Polo was presented at Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 as the concept car VW T-Cross Breeze. This vehicle is, in contrast to the production version, a four seater convertible with fabric top. Externally, it resembles the VW T-Roc Concept, presented two years earlier. The T-Cross Breeze is 4.13 meters long, 1.80 meters wide and 1.56 meters high.

The concept vehicle is powered by a one litre TSI engine with 81 kW (110 horsepower) and 175 Nm of torque. At 100 km/h, the 1250 kg T-Cross Breeze is expected to accelerate in 10.3 seconds, the maximum speed being 188 km/h. The standard consumption should be 5.0 litres per 100 km.[1]

Typ C1 (2018-)[edit]

T-Cross, 1st Edition (2018-)[edit]

The production vehicle was officially launched on 25 October 2018, in Amsterdam, Shanghai and São Paulo. From 19 April 2019, the T-Cross is to be delivered. Early models included 1.0 TSI (95PS, 115PS), 1.5 TSI (150PS), 1.6 TDI (95PS).[2] 1.5 TSI (150PS) was added in German market in 2019.[3]

1st Edition models are based on T-Cross Style 1.0 TSI (115PS) with 150 and 50 vehicles in manual and dual clutch gearboxes respectively, which were available as part of a lottery.[4]

Longer wheelbase versions[edit]

In addition, the model is produced in China and Brazil,[5] with a modified length of 4.20 m and a longer wheelbase of 2.65 m[6], improving interior space and cargo volume. These models also have different front fascias and steering wheels from the variant sold in Europe.

Mexican market[edit]

The model built in Brazil is exported to Mexico with an atmospheric 1.6 litre engine, able to generate 82.0 kW (110 hp) and 114 lb ft, associated with the Tiptronic six speed automatic transmission. It is the second car in Volkswagen's Mexican lineup to use the all new modular MQB A0 platform (the first in the brand being the Virtus), also used on the SEAT Arona and Ibiza, and the Volkswagen Virtus, Polo, and Tarok.

It also comes with a 6.5" Composition Media and Apple CarPlay infotainment system, six airbags, ABS brakes and electronic stability control, and automatic post collision braking will be available in all versions. It obtained a five star rating by Latin NCAP. It arrived to the market in Mexico on 17 September 2019. Prices come between MXN$344,000 and MXN$459,990.[7]


The trims range in the United Kingdom from the entry level S, the mid range SE, the higher range SEL and the range topping R Line. The special "First Edition" trim is limited to 250 units.[8]


The vehicle is built together with the Volkswagen Polo at Volkswagen Navarra S.A. in Pamplona, Spain.[9]


  1. ^ Torsten Seibt (2016-03-01). "Sitzprobe VW T-Cross Breeze auf dem Genfer Autosalon: Hier kommt der Baby-Tiguan". Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  2. ^ World Premiere of the all-new T-Cross: Volkswagen expands its family of SUVs
  3. ^ New engine added to the T-Cross range: high-performance model now available to order
  4. ^ Available to order now: the new T-Cross
  5. ^ Gregor Hebermehl, Holger Wittich, Peter Wolkenstein (2018-10-25). "VW T-Cross (2019): Geräumiger SUV auf Polo-Basis". Retrieved 2018-11-06.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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  8. ^ Wilkinson, Luke (5 March 2019). "New Volkswagen T-Cross: prices and specifications announced". Auto Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  9. ^ The new T-Cross will be manufactured in Volkswagen Navarra

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