Volkswagen T-Cross 1.0TSI
Close to new T-Cross at a saving!
Model: 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross 1.0TSI R-Line
Pre-Owned Price: R 409 900
Mileage: 7 727km
Maintenance Plan: Remainder of 3-year/45 000km
Warranty: 3-year/120 000km
Fuel Consumption (combined): 5.3-litres/100km
0-100km/h: 10.2 seconds
Contact: Anton Burger from Lindsay Saker Fourways at 074 471 2533
Close to new T-Cross at a saving!
Marketed as a compact crossover the Volkswagen T-Cross will most certainly appeal to buyers that need a little more space and practicality than what a Polo can offer. The T-Cross’s attractive design and modern features makes it a real hot seller in this sector of the market. Our test model was just about new and thus offers prospective buyers a small saving compared to new.
Background and condition of vehicle:
- With a little more than 7 700km on the clock it is no surprise that the vehicle appears and drives like new.
- No flaws whatsoever were noticed.
- Our test vehicle was fitted with 205/55R17 tyres.
Performance and Economy:
- Under the hood you will find a small 1-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine.
- But do not be fooled by its size as the small unit packs a decent punch. Maximum power is rated at an impressive 85 Kilowatts, accompanied by a healthy 200Nm of torque.
- Coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission the T-Cross is surprisingly nippy, especially in and around town.
- Our test model needs just over 10-seconds to reach a 100km/h, while a top speed of around a 190km/h is not too shabby either.
- But its the engine’s all-round capabilities that impressed the most.
- The T-Cross is easy and effortless to drive due to the excellent tractability of the engine aided by the seven ratios on offer.
- Fuel consumption also proved impressive with a combined quoted figure of just 5.3-litres per 100km.
How does it drive?
- The T-Cross felt quite softly sprung and therefore does not quite feel as agile as a Polo.
- That is a price most owners will happily pay in return for a quiet and absorbent low speed ride.
- Despite its slightly softer ride the chassis still responds well to driver inputs and delivers secure and safe overall handling.
- The DSG transmission impressed with its quick responding characteristics, while providing silky smooth shifts at the same time.
Inside the vehicle:
- The T-Cross has the measured, grown-up aura we expect of a Volkswagen, fine space and versatility and just enough visual distinctiveness to catch the eye.
- The cabin is certainly visually appealing and although relatively plain it still looks modern and fresh.
- I especially found the digital instrumentation attractive.
- Build quality, as well as the quality of materials inside the cabin proved to be top-class at the price.
- There are plenty modern features and equipment too, that included the following:
- Air-conditioning - Cruise control
- Central Locking - Rain sensor
- Auto headlights - Bluetooth phone connectivity
- Infotainment system with screen - USB connection
- On-Board trip computer - Front and side airbags (6)
- Cupholders - Isofix rear seats
- ABS braking with EBD - Stop/Start
- Traction and stability control - Day time driving lights
- Multi-function steering wheel - PDC with rear park camera
- Electric windows - 12V socket
- Voice command
Space and Practicality:
- The driver seat offers plenty of adjustment, which is comfortable and a good size, while there is more than enough head and legroom in the front as well as the rear of the vehicle.
- There is 377-litres of boot space that could be increased to 1 281-litres with the rear seats folded flat.
- The T-Cross is most certainly among the most accomplished compact crossovers in its class.
- Overall refinement is good, while the interior is not only modern and attractive, but versatile too.
- But the star of the show is the little 1-litre engine that delivers a fun yet comfortable driving experience, with good all-round performance and frugal fuel economy.
- Good performance
- Frugal fuel economy
- Modern design
X Quite expensive compared to some of its rivals