The new Volkswagen T-Cross has scored a full five stars in Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety test. As claimed by Volkswagen, the T-Cross gets numerous driver assistance systems as standard which was previously only available in higher vehicle categories. The vehicle has scored 97 per cent in adult protection category and child safety rating of 86 per cent. Moreover, the active support systems have scored a rating of 80 per cent and the passive protection equipment with active front assist has scored 81 per cent.
The new Volkswagen T-Cross gets front assist area monitoring system that includes pedestrian monitoring, city emergency braking system, lane assist, hill start assist and the proactive occupant protection system. The latter automatically closes windows and the sunroof, tensions seat belts and builds up brake pressure if there is a risk of an accident. The vehicle’s equipment includes lane change assist, blind spot monitor and the associated rear traffic alert. Driver alert system, park assist and adaptive cruise control (ACC), as a part of which the vehicle is controlled by a radar sensor to automatically brake and accelerate, are optionally available.
The Volkswagen T-Cross is likely to be introduced in India sometime in the first quarter of 2020. The vehicle will be available in petrol and diesel engine options and is expected to compete against the likes of the Jeep Compass, Renault Captur, Hyundai Tucson as well as other sedans like the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra.