Volkswagen T-Cross Comfortline Manual

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The sporty and compact T-Cross Comfortline brings more than a touch of desirability to the subcompact SUV segment.

Road Tests By Rubin van Niekerk

With so many features you could spend hours comfortably behind the wheel, being so quiet and unfazed by bad roads. In this extremely competitive segment manufacturers must concentrate on how to improve their offerings in a challenging market. Sharing its MQB platform with the Polo, Q3 and Tiguan, it offers advantages like easier repairs and lower insurance costs, as parts are freely available. Powered by a turbocharged 1,0-litre engine producing 70kW and 175Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, achieving a better-than-expected consumption of 5,9 lt/100km.
The Comfortline has cheekiness with 17-inch alloy wheels, making it an attractive option reaching 0 to 100km/h in 11,5 seconds and a top speed 180km/h.
A well-crafted interior features high-quality materials, clever layout and ample space for passengers and cargo.
A spirited driving experience aligns with the sporty aesthetics. Engine options, including turbocharged petrol variants, deliver a commendable balance of power, efficiency, and responsive steering with the engaging suspension.
As a versatile and well-rounded SUV, the Comfortline caters to drivers who seek a blend of sophistication, practicality, and a touch of fun in their daily drives. It handles various road conditions with ease, providing a comfortable ride and is manoeuvrable in tight spaces, with an elevated driving position.
A comprehensive suite of technology and infotainment features like the central infotainment system is intuitive and responsive. Smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ensures seamless connectivity, with various apps.
Advanced driver assistance features may include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking, depending on the trim level.
Comfort is king, making it ideal for daily commutes and longer journeys, as the seats are designed for support and adjustability. The dual-zone climate control system allows individual temperature adjustments for the driver and front passenger which works very well for comfort.
Practicality is paramount and the rear seats are versatile, with a sliding and reclining mechanism that allows for customisable cargo space of 377-1281 litres.
It seamlessly blends style, performance, and advanced technology. Pricing of R399 000 includes an EasyDrive  Service Plan of 3 years/45 000km.

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