Volkswagen T-Cross (2018–)

Model History

July 2018

Volkswagen revealed T-Cross

It is based on the same platform as other Volkswagen Group products, with dimensions close to the latest Polo and smaller than the Volkswagen T-Roc. It shares the same smaller 1.0 petrol engines and 1.6 diesel engines with the rest of the range, while the platform can also cope with hybrid and electric architecture. Choice of five- and six-speed manual gearboxes and DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG.

Length: 4,108mm – 4,235mm; Width: 1,782mm (excluding mirrors); Width: 1,799mm (including mirrors); Height: 1,584mm; Wheelbase: 2,551mm.

Wheel and tyre sizes 16-inch with 205/60 R16 tyres. 17-inch with with 205/55 R17 tyres. 18-inch with 215/45 R18 directional tyres.

January 2019

1.5 TSI petrol added to T-Cross range

With 150PS, the four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine takes the T-Cross to 62mph in 8.5 seconds while top speed is 124mph.

Officially it'll return 44.0mpg on the combined WLTP cycle while emitting 118-119 g/km of CO2 (NEDC), depending on specification.

This new engine will be offered on the SEL and R-Line trims, and will be available exclusively with a 7-speed DSG transmission, bringing the number of engine and gearbox configurations for the T-Cross up to a total of six.

The 1.5-litre T-Cross starts at £24,910 RRP OTR in SEL specification, or from £26,810 RRP OTR for sportier R-Line trim. Both variants get front and rear parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Front Assist, LED headlights and an 8.0-inch Discover Navigation infotainment system as standard, as well as two USB ports in the rear of the car. The R-Line trim adds sportier exterior styling, 18-inch ‘Nevada’ alloy wheels and a 10.25-inch Active Info Display for the driver.

February 2019

T-Cross First Edition launched

This exclusive First Edition model is reserved for the first 250 UK customers of Volkswagen’s newest model.

The T-Cross First Edition gets a beats sound system with 300-watt output and an extra subwoofer, Discover Media satellite navigation and LED headlights. Each of the exclusive 250 First Edition models will be finished in Pure White with silver roof rails and unique black styling throughout, with 18-inch ‘Funchal’ Adamantium alloy wheels. An exclusive decal on the car’s C-pillar further marks out the First Edition.

All T-Cross First Edition models are powered by Volkswagen’s frugal 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine with 115 PS, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The T-Cross First Edition is priced at £23,150 RRP OTR.

March 2019

T-Cross prices announced

The spacious and flexible T-Cross opens for orders priced from £16,995 RRP OTR for the entry level S trim.

Model

Engine

Gearbox

CO2 g/km

Price (RRP OTR)

S

1.0 TSI 95 PS

5-speed manual

112

£16,995.00

SE

1.0 TSI 95 PS

5-speed manual

112

£18,795.00

SE

1.0 TSI 115PS

6-speed manual

112

£19,545.00

SE

1.0 TSI 115PS

7-speed DSG

111

£21,045.00

SEL

1.0 TSI 115PS

6-speed manual

112

£21,650.00

SEL

1.0 TSI 115PS

7-speed DSG

111

£23,150.00

R-Line

1.0 TSI 115PS

6-speed manual

115

£23,550.00

R-Line

1.0 TSI 115PS

7-speed DSG

112

£25,050.00

June 2019

1.6 TDI added to range

The 95 PS four cylinder 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel also has the highest torque peak yet seen in T-Cross, developing 250Nm versus the 115 PS 1.0-litre TSI’s 200Nm, across the same 1500-2500 rpm rev range. Economy is 52.9 mpg across both transmissions

Customers can also choose between a five-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DSG unit, although the majority are expected to take the manual option in the UK. The 0-62 mph time for the manual car is 11.9 seconds while the DSG-equipped car takes 12.5 seconds to cover the same sprint. In turbodiesel form, the T-Cross starts at £21,240 RRP OTR for the SE specification model.

What does a Volkswagen T-Cross (2018) cost?

List Price from £17,395
Buy new from £15,460
Contract hire from £186.05 per month