Amsterdam. The Golf SUV T-Roc gets a little brother. In the spring brings Volkswagen with the T-Cross an off-road vehicle based on the Polo at the start. A week ago he celebrated in Amsterdam ever his world premiere.
But the visual appearance of the mini-SUV leaves a serious competitor for the Renault Captur or Hyundai Kona suspect. But also for the seat Arona and Skoda Polar from its own group. The entry into the 4.11-meter short Polo SUV with 95 hp turbo gasoline engine and five-speed manual transmission starts at 17 975 euros. However, the air conditioning is missing in the basic version. An environment monitoring system with pedestrian detection and city emergency braking, lane keeping and hill-start assist as well as an occupant protection system and the lane change assistant with combined parking assistant are standard features. Likewise, the 14 centimeters sliding back seat. This allows the luggage compartment to vary between 385 and 455 liters. If the rear seat back is folded, there are even 1281 liters.
Of course, also the VW Individualize T-Cross with additional extras. The engine offer includes the 1.0 TSI three-cylinder gasoline engine with 95 hp and a 115-hp variant and the 1.5 TSI four-cylinder with 150 hp and 1.6 TDI four-cylinder with 95 hp. Both gasoline and diesel meet the latest emission standard Euro 6D-Temp. Although the T-Cross comes with increased ground clearance and a rustic look therefore, the cool Polo SUV is unlike the Golf SUV only as a front-wheel drive to have.