The compact Volkswagen T-Cross SUV has only just made landfall in SA and already the local arm of the brand has confirmed the range will receive more derivatives in 2020. Here's what you can expect.
The launch of the Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV has only just wrapped up and you can read our local impressions of the newcomer here. We're pretty impressed with what's on offer and think the 1.0 TSI is adequate.
For those wanting more power and performance, Volkswagen SA confirmed it will be launching a more powerful T-Cross in the first quarter of 2020. The new engine is the 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder mill which produces 110 kW and 250 Nm. A dual-clutch DSG transmission is on offer and the vehicle is available exclusively in R-Line trim. We've secured pricing for this offering and it can be found below.
However, for those who crave a Volkswagen T-Cross whose budgets can't quite reach the current offering, Volkswagen SA also confirmed an entry-level T-Cross which will be landing in the 2nd quarter of 2020. It features the same 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder motor, but in this Trendline application, it produces 70 kW as opposed to 85 kW. The torque figure was not supplied, but if it follows the Polo hierarchy, it will have 175 Nm. Interestingly, Volkswagen SA says this model will feature a manual gearbox. Official pricing is not yet available, but VWSA claims it will be under R300 000.
Volkswagen T-Cross Price in South Africa
The Volkswagen T-Cross comes standard with a 3-year / 120 000 km warranty, a 3-year / 45 000 km service plan, 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and service intervals are every 15 000 km.
1.5 TSI 110 kW R-Line DSG R403 500