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Old 11th September 2019, 10:29   #1
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Volkswagen India will showcase the made-for-India T-Cross SUV in New Delhi at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. The SUV will be shown to the audience for the first time in pre-production form at the event.
  • Market launch in 2021, will be based on the longer MQB A0 IN platform which is a modified-for-India version of MQB A0.
  • To come with design similar to the one sold worldwide except for few styling changes like extra chrome on bumpers and grille etc.
  • To come with a wheelbase of 2,651mm which is longer than the European version by ~100mm. Extra wheelbase provided to increase rear legroom, India version to come loaded with features like big infotainment screen with AndroidAuto & AppleCarPlay, and sunroof etc.
  • To come with 205mm ground clearance and suspension is tweaked for Indian conditions.
  • Equipped with two petrol engines, no diesel, CNG variant expected. 1.5 liter four cylinder EVO TSI petrol engine with cylinder deactivation technology is going to be the mainstay engine while three cylinder 1.0 liter TSI petrol engine is going to power the lower variants on the car.
  • To share few interior parts and body panels with its sister product Skoda Kamiq which will be introduced in India before T-Cross.
  • T-Cross and Kamiq are part of the India-2.0 strategy.
  • Both Kamiq and T-Cross are expected to rival Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur, and MG Hector etc.
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But when will it be available for pre-booking?

My existing car needs to be changed and the only cars that I can see as a great upgrade are Seltos & Compass.
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But when will it be available for pre-booking?

My existing car needs to be changed and the only cars that I can see as a great upgrade are Seltos & Compass.
Launch ( Skoda -Kamiq) will be only in early 2021.
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This is a welcome news immediately shot down by the information that there won't be a small diesel option. It was known of course that 1.5 TDI will go. But disappointing anyway. I don't think current inclination petrol will become a norm in the SUV/SCSUV segments. People will feel the pinch daily at the gas bunk & will start complaining about mileage numbers. That will soon start pushing next buyers towards diesels again!

Even now - most compact SUVs are sold around 50:50 diesel ratios. Not having that option will be another tally mark in a wall full of half hearted attempts from VWSkoda in India.

Glad to see that the proper 1.5L TSI EVO is coming too. I guess variants powered by it will be priced around 16-17L OTR. The 1.0L 3 cyl motor will surely be used to keep entry pricing down. Where VW makes a mistake is - they end up selling a lot of copies of the lower trims due to high pricing of upper trims. These customers do a word of mouth publicity of the cars being slow as well as noisy while not being too efficient either. That dents the overall product's prospects in the long run. This stupidity of launching a car with a scooter engine and an actual car engine for price management must be dropped really.
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Launch ( Skoda -Kamiq) will be only in early 2021.
If Kamiq is early 2021 then T-Cross must be mid-late 2021 :(
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I am eagerly waiting for both these cars since my 2015 vento will be due for an update in 2021. Just hope that the cars are priced sensibly.
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Bring in the HUSTLE - VW's SUV based on the MQB A0 IN Platform. Previewing at a private function on 3rd Feb-20.


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Any made for India car is suspicious in my book even if it is coming from global biggies. MQB platform has few cheap cars like Ibiza and Polo, what else they are going to do in the name of longer wheel base is not known. Major target for these kind of project is cost cutting. VW already made one stupid thing named Ameo. Remember India specific stupid ads by them?
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Any made for India car is suspicious in my book even if it is coming from global biggies.
Agreed. But still, even the desified VW/Skoda will stand out from the rest on several parameters, 'thud factor' being just one. If only they can do something about their service part. On a side note, it is heartwarming to see the Indian players, TATA and Mahindra, making very respectable moves prioritising safety.
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Eagerly looking forward to the T Cross. The reviews abroad show this to be a smashing looking and well built car with typical clean lines fromVW, high quality cockpit and a potentially lovely 1.5 TSI engine. Late 2021 will be perfect launch time since by the time the chinks are ironed out by 2022, it will be time to change my current set of wheels
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Eagerly looking forward to the T Cross. The reviews abroad show this to be a smashing looking and well built car with typical clean lines fromVW, --
Skoda Kamiq has better reviews abroad than the T Cross and is priced smartly too.
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Not been following these Skoda,VW india specific (i guess cheaper) platforms off late.

This car seem to be of the Audi Q2/ A3 sportback size. Will it be based on same global platform or are they offering us something like a captur/kicks ?

Customised platforms might just help them to price the car at par with others like Kia and Hyundai
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This is the Chinese version which gets a Tiguan like front fascia and comes with a longer wheelbase than its European counterpart. Hope we get the Chinese one with increased ground clearance of course.

Here's a review of the Chinese T-cross with English captions-
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