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Volkwagen's new T-Cross SUV to launch in SA this September

Car manufacturer Volkswagen announced that its new compact SUV, the T-Cross, will launch in South Africa in September 2019.

However, only two models will be available from launch in September, while others will be available in the second quarter of 2020. 

VW said that the T-Cross will be available in three different engine options. Which are:

  • 1.0 TSI with 70kW,
  • 1.0 TSI with 85kW,
  • 1.5 TSI with 110kW.

VW said that the 1.0 TSI with 70kW engine model will be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.0 TSI with 85kW and 1.5 TSI with 110kW engines will only be offered with 7-speed DSG transmission.

The T-Cross measures 4.2 metres in length, 1,584 millimetres in height and has a wheelbase of 2,551 millimetres.

16-inch wheels are fitted as standard with 17-inch alloy wheels available as an optional extra.

Optional safety and driver assistance systems available on the T-Cross include:

  • Front Assist area monitoring system;
  • Lane Keeping assistant;
  • Hill Start Assist (available from 2020);
  • Proactive occupant protection system;
  • Automatic adaptive cruise control (available from 2020);
  • Park Assist;
  • Blind Spot Detection.

The T-Cross will come with up to four USB ports, with inductive wireless charging also available as an option.

The T-Cross comes standard with a 3 year/120 000km warranty, a 3 year/ 45 000km Volkswagen Service Plan and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.  The service interval is 15,000 km.

Pricing for the 85kw models is as follows:

  • 1.0 TSI 85kW Comfortline DSG – R334,600
  • 1.0 TSI 85kW Highline DSG – R365,000

VW also announced that from launch the T-Cross will be available with the automaker's VW Connect dataplug.

The dataplug is an easy ‘‘Plug and Play‘‘ car connectivity solution which has countless benefits for Volkswagen customers.

The data plug fits into the vehicle’s Onboard Diagnostic Interface and sends data to the owner’s smartphone via Bluetooth.

The plug then stores the vehicle's location, gives the driver remote access to a digital logbook and a whole range of information about the vehicle, including servicing schedules and fuel consumption.

It can also act as a portal to the 24/7 Volkswagen Assist hotline.

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Written by: Staff Writer.

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