VW T-Cross Promises To Be One Of The Safest Crossovers In Its Segment

Volkswagen has released a new teaser video of the T-Cross, ahead of its debut on October 25th.

While the latest clip doesn’t show much of the crossover, the teaser focuses on safety and the T-Cross’ City Emergency Braking system with pedestrian detection. The system comes standard on the T-Cross and it uses a sensor to detect other vehicles and pedestrians.

When a potential collision is detected, the system will alert the driver and automatically primes the brake. If the driver fails to respond, the crossover will automatically begin braking itself to prevent or reduce the severity of a collision.

Volkswagen notes the City Emergency Braking system is just one of the crossover’s numerous safety features which makes the T-Cross one of the safest vehicles in its class. Other standard driver assistance systems include Lane Assist and Front Assist. The model can also be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert.

Volkswagen went on to say the T-Cross will have “excellent crash protection” as well as an occupant protection system which closes the windows, tightens the seat belts and increases the brake pressure in the event of an accident.

The T-Cross will be launched in Europe next spring and it will feature a Jetta-like front fascia with a wide grille. The crossover will also have plastic body cladding, chrome accents and prominent character lines.

Volkswagen has been tight-lipped on technical specifications, but the model is expected to be offered with an assortment of petrol and diesel engines. Choices are rumored to include a 1.0-liter TSI with outputs of 93 hp (70 kW / 95 PS) and 113 hp (84 kW / 115 PS). There could also be a 1.5-liter TSI with 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS) and an entry-level diesel developing 93 hp (70 kW / 95 PS).

 

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  • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

    It will still be a VW = POS = no f’ing thanks.

  • Six_Tymes

    but will it do better in crash testing than the Suzuki Jimny?

    i kid i kid…

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