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Old 19th September 2019, 21:25   #151
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After arriving in neighboring countries such as Argentina and Colombia, the Volkswagen T-Cross produced in Brazil will soon go to another important international destination: Mexico.

As announced by the brand, the sending of specimens manufactured in São José dos Pinhais (PR) to the Mexican concessionaires will be initiated this month and should reach the figure of 6,000 units by the end of the year.

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It is a shame India production capability for T Cross is taking so long. Most of the Ventos in Mexico were supplied from India - It is a very popular model there in the 1.6 NA petrol Automatic guise and I have seen tons of them on the road there. We could have repeated this success story with T across, if only VW has been more pro-active in building manufacturing capability for the MQB platform and building a supplier ecosystem around this platform - the platform has been around since early 2013. They dili-dallied so much and finally the platform manufacturing is still not here in India even 7 years after its global launch and will still not be here for another 2 years. By then, MQB will become last-gen and VW will be caught in the spiral of platform obsolescence again.

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VW's most expensive and least popular diesel T Cross reviewed.

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Its power output ( 93 bhp) is the same as that of the 1.0 TSI three-cylinder turbo petrol, but of course there’s plenty more torque, namely 184lb ft, rather than 129lb ft, and this peak emerges 500rpm earlier, at 1500rpm.

The 1.6 TDI is the most expensive engine option, but it also provides the lowest CO2 rating in the range at 140g/km on the WLTP testing regime.
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It's impressively quiet. You barely hear any combustion clatter either at idle or when revving this engine, which issues a smooth tenor hum that’s not unpleasant and pleasingly unobtrusive.
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That’s a good start, and so is the way this Volkswagen moves down the road, its suspension delivering a fine mix of roll control and absorbency. It’s quite firm but well damped, with body control over undulating B-roads impressive. It’s no high-riding sports hatch (the somewhat inert handling and dulled steering feel soon kill that thought), but there’s real polish to its competence.

These thoughts will strike you less swiftly than the T-Cross’s gearing, however, which is on the giraffe side of long-legged when you hit fourth. At 30mph, it will be revving just the wrong side of 1500rpm, and you’ll be reaching for third if the needle falls much below this, especially if there’s more than just you on board
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If the manual’s gearing puts you off, there’s always the DSG, which saves you exercising your left arm and leg. But as is so often the case with generously ratioed automatics, you’ll need to select Sport mode, paddle and act profligately with the throttle to get this T-Cross to travel briskly. Once you’re used to it, the manual is more effective, and Volkswagen reckons it will be the more popular choice.
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Volkswagen is a new ad campaign for T-Cross, a compact SUV, which aims to highlight aspects of the model such as Beats sound, panoramic sunroof, fatigue sensor, Park Assist 3.0, artificial intelligence, digital panel (active info display) , turbo engines, among other features.

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Though Skoda Kamiq is reviewed as a better buy than T Cross, the OCT-19 sales in EU tells a different story!

Though late into the SUV/CUV market, the VAG group makes a clean sweep in EU Compact sales,

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The VW India site has now added a page with a Video on the Taigun (T-Cross is probably going to be called Taigun in India).

https://www.volkswagen.co.in/en/models/taigun.html

Interesting thing is they have put out the 0-100 number as 9.9 seconds! This is faster than the fastest European version in the reviews above.

My guess is that means we are getting the higher tune of 115 PS, plus, due to the lighter weight of the MQB-A0-IN platform the same engine is quicker on the Indian car. This should be a cracker to drive. Going by the initial price estimates 1 6 speed manual decently equipped Comfortline trim may be possible under 10 lakhs ex-showroom.

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After arriving in neighboring countries such as Argentina and Colombia, the Volkswagen T-Cross produced in Brazil will soon go to another important international destination: Mexico.

As announced by the brand, the sending of specimens manufactured in São José dos Pinhais (PR) to the Mexican concessionaires will be initiated this month and should reach the figure of 6,000 units by the end of the year.

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I feel sorry, this is business VW India should have got, if only VW had not been so slow about building its MQB capability in India. All the Ventos one sees today in Mexico (and there really are many), all come from India's VW factory. I doubt we will keep that business with most VW markets switching to MQB compact sedans. So with MQB-A0-IN the Indian Manufacturing Capability will become India-for-India and lose the ability to export to most other markets, because MQB-A0-IN is an India specific lower cost platform with some elements substituted or removed from the Global Models.

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