The all-new Volkswagen T-Cross will go on-sale in Ireland this April, with prices starting from €22,495.
Available in both petrol and diesel models, the smallest SUV in the Volkswagen family will offer three different engines.
The entry-point to the model will be 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 95hp diesel will round up the model range for Ireland, starting at €25,295.
The 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 the rear seats back and this capacity grows to 1,281 litres of storage space.
Passengers enjoy a great view and good all-round visibility thanks to the elevated driving position – the driver and front passenger sit 597 mm above the road, the rear passengers 652 mm.
The trim lines in the T-Cross mark a departure from the usual ‘Trendline’, ‘Comfortline’ and ‘Highline’ specifications. In the T-Cross the entry point 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.
Specification highlights on the Life model include – 16 inch alloy wheels, eight inch infotainment system, App Connect, Climatronic Air Conditioning, two USB interfaces and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Style models add items such as 17 inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and a Chrome package, while the R-Line model gains 17 inch Sebring wheels R-Line exterior package and within this trim, customers can opt for optional 18 inch wheels and an R-Line Interior package.
There will also be Technology Upgrade Packs which bundle various favoured options at a reduced price. These start at €499 for the Life model and come to €799 for the Style and R-Line models.
There are also Design Packs available for all three of these models.
The Life model Design Pack adds 17 inch 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 the 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 inch Köln alloy wheels painted in Design Pack colours.