At the same time in the cities of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Shanghai (China), these three countries will be produced, the new brand of the global compact SUV of the German brand Volkswagen T-Cross was presented.
One year after the campaign was launched by a new Volkswagen, the production of global models with specific features for the regions to be commercialized is part of the company's strategy.
The brand confirms that T-Cross is based on four preferred concepts by its customers: "Be Practical, Intuitive, Cool and Secure". They want a practical tool with more space and flexibility; intuitive, connected and digital; It is informal, with exceptional design, personalization and insurance, providing maximum security for passengers and providing transit in general.
In this context, Volkswagen is head of Latin America and CEO Pablo Di Si says,; T-Cross is the first SUV produced by VW in Brazil and even if it is a global car, it is coming to revolutionize the standards in its segment. For the taste and profile of our customers in Latin America, we are strengthening our regionalization strategy.
Indeed, the T-Cross, produced at the plant in Sao Jos dos Pinhais (Brazil), has a greater interior design and a higher model than the European model, but with the same features as security, connectivity and technology. Be one of the five new SUVs in the region that launched Volkswagen up to 2020 and install it on the brand's newest modular platform, the MQB.
Under the hood, 250 rpm, 250 horsepower gasoline engine (gasoline or ethanol), 150 horsepower 4,500 rpm and maximum 250 Nm torque will be. It can be associated with the six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic function with manual gear levers on the rear of the steering wheel. With traction front and urban SUV character, there won't be 4×4 versions.
The T-Cross's external measurements for the Latin market are 4,199 mm long and 1,568 mm high (9 mm higher than the European model) and the wheelbase (2,651 mm) is also larger than the European model (+88 mm).
The cargo space is 373 liters, which can be converted to 420 when folded into the second row of seats and also has extra space for long objects when folding the backrest of passengers' front seat.
The design of the façade has a wide grill and integrated LED headlamps and has a higher cover than the design of European designers. All versions are equipped with daytime running lights with LEDs (DRL) integrated into the foggers.
At the edges, a highlighted longitudinal line separates the gaps and the rear of the Volkswagen SUVs has a new sign: a black cross section with taillights.
The units produced in Brazil will be able to offer the metal Sky View ıs option, the panoramic sun roof, which has two glass panels with an area equal to half of the car's metal roof.
Inside, LED ambient lighting is on the feet, in the center of the console, on the front panel and on the brink of doors.
The Infoentretencin system features an 8-inch display and an Active Information Display with all digital displays. Navigation can be displayed in 2D and 3D with the size of a tablet and resolution of 1,280 x 480 pixels.
The high-fidelity 39 Beats er audio equipment features seven speakers and a subwoofer of 300 W.
Depending on the version, the T-Cross can be equipped with a Drive Profile Selector that can be adjusted in the modes "Normal", "Ecolgico", "Deportivo" or "Individual".
As with Virtus, Tiguan Allspace and the New Jetta, T-Cross will be the first model to offer the "Cognitive Handbook" using IBM's Watson software to respond to vehicle-related driver information in its segment. Including some included in the vehicle.
There are front and side curtain airbags for safety. All versions are equipped as standard with electronic stability control, tilt start support control, electronic differential lock, tire pressure monitoring, 4-wheel disc brakes, post-collision automatic braking and driver fatigue detector.
If this last system analyzes the driving style of the first 15 minutes of travel and discovers a change in the behavior of the wheel, the equipment gives a warning signal and offers a rest stop.
The new T-Cross can reach the Chilean market by mid-2019, according to Ben Daz, Porsche's Chilean Communications Director, Volkswagen distributor of our country.