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VW’s smallest SUV goes on sale in April

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 3:58pm

Volkswagen Ireland has announced that the new T-Cross model, the smallest SUV in the Volkswagen family, will go on sale in Ireland next month.

The new ‘urban crossover’ model is a versatile, practical and flexible addition to Volkswagen’s SUV family and will have a starting price of €22,495.

There will be a three-engine line-up for the T-Cross model in Ireland. 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 these rear seats back and this capacity grows to 1,281 litres of storage space. Passengers enjoy a great view and good all-round visibility thank to the elevated driving position – the driver and front passenger sit 597mm above the road, the rear passengers 652mm.

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 include on the Life model – 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 (€499 Life/€799 Style and R-Line) which bundle various favoured options at a reduced price.

There are also design packs available for Life, Style and R-Line models. These add in the Life model, 17” 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 T-Cross Life, unique dashpad design, fabric seats coverings in unique Diag design in design pack colours and centre console 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.

The new model arrives into Ireland during April, so it very much seen as a 192 car, but the car will be available for test drive in late April across the Volkswagen retailer network.

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