AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – OCTOBER 25: Klaus Bischoff, Chief designer of Volkswagen, COO Ralf Brandstaetter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen, and Andreas Krueger, Manager product line “Small” during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)

Volkswagen expands its family of SUVs
→ The new T-Cross1): a versatile and practical SUV model in the small car class
→ An urban crossover vehicle with masculine design
→ Four efficient turbocharged engines – three petrol and one diesel – meeting the Euro 6d-Temp emission standard

Wolfsburg (GER) – World premiere in Amsterdam, Shanghai and São Paulo:
Volkswagen presents its new T-Cross, the company’s first small car SUV, and
thereby resolutely continues the offensive it began in 2015. This completely
new model will soon be captivating hearts in the markets of three continents
with its combination of style, practicality, flexibility, connectivity and
economy, and it sets new standards for its class in many respects. The urban
crossover model thus reveals itself to be an ideal companion in everyday life
and beyond.

With the T-Cross, Volkswagen introduces another new SUV model: even
shorter and therefore better suited to the city than the T–Roc, and even more
compact than the Tiguan. Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of
Volkswagen Brand, explained at the world premiere in Amsterdam: “We’re
actually presenting the T-Cross today three times over – we unveiled it a few
hours ago in Shanghai, and São Paulo will follow later tonight. It shows just
how important the T-Cross is to the Volkswagen brand as a truly global
product.”

World Premiere of the all-new T-Cross

World Premiere of the all-new T-Cross

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: A general view during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: A general view during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Klaus Bischoff, Chief designer of Volkswagen, COO Ralf Brandstaetter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen, and Andreas Krueger, Manager product line Small during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne and COO Ralf Brandstaetter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen, during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne and COO Ralf Brandstaetter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen, during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Blogger Anna Maria Damm and her sister Katharina Damm (L) during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Blogger Anna Maria Damm during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Ischtar Isik during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: A general view during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: A general view during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne, Klaus Bischoff, Chief designer of Volkswagen, COO Ralf Brandstaetter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen, and Andreas Krueger, Manager product line Small during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Cara Delevingne, Anna Maria Damm, Ischtar Isik, Katharina Damm, Adrienne Koleszar, Florian Liebig, Jessica Cunningham, Vincent Cerutti during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Hans-Joachim Stuck and Leslie Mandoki during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Leslie Mandoki during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: COO Ralf Brandstaetter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen and Cara Delevingne take a selfie during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Klaus Bischoff, Chief designer of Volkswagen during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: Andreas Krueger, Manager product line Small during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 25: COO Ralf Brandstaetter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen, during the world premiere of the new Volkswagen T-Cross on October 25, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Volkswagen)

Brandstätter introduced the new T-Cross together with Cara Delevingne, British
supermodel, actress, musician and testimonial for the T-Cross. Cara, who has
41 million followers on Instagram, said: “I travel all the time, so working with

Volkswagen, the largest auto maker in the world, is a perfect partnership for
me. The T-Cross is more than just a City-SUV – it has multiple facets (like me!),
and I love how stylish it is!”

The new T-Cross is a cool companion for all occasions

The T-Cross is based upon the modular transverse matrix (MQB), which allows
the driven front axle to be located very far forward. With a total vehicle length
of 4.11 metres, the 2.56-metre wheelbase is comparatively generous, allowing
a spacious interior with enough room for five people. For the greatest possible
versatility in the interior, the sliding rear seat can be adjusted by 14
centimetres, allowing more passenger leg room or more luggage space. The
luggage compartment holds between 385 and 455 litres. Thanks to a rear seat
back that folds down fully or partially, in the blink of an eye you can create a
flat loading space with up to 1.281 litres of storage volume.

The new T-Cross has a choice of four turbocharged engines: three petrol and
one diesel. The two 1.0 TSI three-cylinder petrol engines with petrol particulate
filter generate 70 kW / 95 PS or 85 kW / 115 PS. The top model is the 1.5 TSI
four-cylinder engine with 110 kW / 150 PS. Completing the range is a 1.6 TDI
four-cylinder engine with 70 kW / 95 PS. All engines comply with the latest
Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard.

Standard equipment for the new T-Cross includes numerous driver assistance
systems which were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes. Together
with the vehicle’s outstanding crash characteristics and exemplary occupant
protection, these increase safety, reduce the risk of a collision and improve
driving comfort. Already included as standard equipment are the Front Assist
area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency
Braking System, the lane keeping assistant Lane Assist, Hill Start Assist, the
proactive occupant protection system, and the Blind Spot Detection lane
change assist system with the integrated Rear Traffic Alert. Also available as
options are the Driver Alert System, automatic adaptive cruise control and Park
Assist.

The new T-Cross provides the highest level of networking and connectivity with
the outside world. Even the operation and customization of the on-board
functions are intuitive. Smartphones can be charged inductively, and up to four
USB ports provide for digital convenience.

The production – Spain, South America and China

Just like its sister model the Polo, the new T-Cross is also manufactured at the
Spanish Volkswagen factory in Navarra. Volkswagen is set to invest some one
billion euros there by 2019 in order to serve the particularly strong growth in
the market for compact SUVs. At the same time, approximately 10% more jobs
will be created there. For the 2017-2027 period, independent forecasting
institutes expect an approximate doubling worldwide of so-called CUVs
(Crossover Utility Vehicles) in the small car segment – the class to which TCross
belongs. In South America and China – two further growth markets –
versions of the T-Cross specially tailored for those markets are being made.

Volkswagen’s SUV offensive

With the new T-Cross, Volkswagen is moving forward with its global SUV
offensive. This was begun in 2016 with the current Tiguan2). The Tiguan
Allspace3), carrying up to seven passengers, and the more compact T-Roc
followed in 2017. Likewise the Atlas – designed for the USA – and its Chinese
sister version the Teramont, appeared in 2017, both as seven-seaters.
In 2018, Volkswagen of America presented the two Atlas concept vehicles Cross
Sport and Tanoak. In China the new Touareg is celebrating its world premiere,
accompanied by two future SUVs for China: the Powerful Family SUV Tharu and
the Advanced Midsize SUV Tayron.

A glimpse into the future: In 2020, the ID. CROZZ4) will be Volkswagen’s first
fully-electric SUV to be launched on the market. Then, with models ranging
from the T-Cross to the ID. CROZZ, Volkswagen will offer one of the world’s
largest SUV ranges and cover practically all segments.

1) T-Cross: The vehicle has not yet gone on sale.
2) Tiguan 2.0 TDI 110 kW/150 PS – fuel consumption in l/100 km:
urban 6.2-5.4/extra-urban 5.1-4.3/combined 5.4-4.8; combined CO2 emissions
g/km: 143-125; efficiency class: B-A
3) Tiguan Allspace: 2.0 TDI 110 kW/150 PS – fuel consumption in l/100 km:
urban 6.4-5.5/extra-urban 5.2-4.7/combined 5.6-4.9; combined CO2 emissions
g/km: 146-128; efficiency class: B-A
4) ID. CROZZ: prototype