Volkswagen Expands T-Cross Range With 1.6 litre TDI Diesel Option
Following the immediate success of its T-Cross range of compact SUVs, Volkswagen has announced that it will boost its sports utility vehicle offering by adding a 1.6-litre TDI diesel model to the collection.
The four-cylinder 1.6-litre diesel option will be made with immediate effect and hits the roads with prices starting from £21,240.
The Most Economic T-Cross on The Market
According to the German manufacturer, the VW T-Cross 1.6-litre diesel models are the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its entire SUV line-up. The new additions generate figures of 52.9mpg and 140g/km of CO2, signifying a noticeable upgrade from the 48.6mpg and 131g/km associated to the brand’s best petrol solution.
The new four-cylinder 1.6-litre VW T-Cross diesel SUV is available in the SE trim as well as the automatic R-Line trim, which costs £26,740. While the standard S trim is missing from the diesel range, the two additions provide great alternatives to the existing petrol range.
Volkswagen also gives users the choice between two gearboxes, a five-speed manual solution or a seven-speed automatic, while the turbocharged engines produce 94bhp and 250Nm of torque. This gives the manual gearbox a 0-62 mph time of 12.5 seconds while the automatic accelerates to this speed in 11.9 seconds, although the automatic gearbox does bump the cost up by £1,500.
Even so, this gives VW’s entry-level SUV range a fresh sense of energy while the improvements to efficiency and performance are gladly received.
Staying True to The Current VW T-Cross Series
While both the SE and the ultra-sporty R-Line trims offer noticeable upgrades to the power, handling, and efficiency, the majority of the upgrades are minor tweaks. This offers a good blend of fine tuning the range without losing the core features that made it so popular in the first place.
The new entries still use the same central infotainment touchscreen, which is available in both 6.5” and 8” configurations, while the top-spec options offer the active info display feature too. This is something that has been seen in the VW Polo as well as the original T-Cross series. The mechanics of the Polo and T-Cross are very similar too, although users of the 1.6-litre diesel models have a slightly higher driving position.
Interior developments such as the leather steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and front fog lights are all great features that make the SE better than the standard entry-level petrol model. Diesel owners will get these as standard while those opting for the automatic R-line also gain 18” alloy wheels as well as the option of a Beats sound system and various additional features.
The 1.6-litre diesel engine options are available in the same colours as the original T-Cross line-up, providing a welcome addition to the range.
Test Drive Your VW T-Cross Today
Whether you are looking to purchase the new 1.6-litre four-cylinder T-Cross or another member of the T-Cross SUV family, Sinclair Volkswagen is here to help. Book your test drive and discover more about the various setups today by calling your nearest dealer.