vehicles in its class. This is guaranteed by excellent crash properties and a particularly wide range of assist systems. Standard across the range are important safety features such as the “Front Assist” area monitoring system and the “Lane Assist” lane keeping system. Other available assist systems include the “Blind Spot Monitor” (warns about vehicles in the blind spot) with “Rear Traffic Alert” (warns about vehicles approaching from the side behind the T-Cross), “City Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring” and the “Proactive Occupant Protection System” (reacts just before an accident by closing the windows and sunroof, tensioning the seat belts and building up brake pressure, among other things). SUV strategy A dozen new Volkswagen SUVs between 2016 and 2020 Volkswagen is continuing its global SUV product offensive with the new T-Cross. This initiative started in 2016 with the current Tiguan. The seven-seater Tiguan Allspace and the more compact T-Roc followed in 2017. Parallel to this, Volkswagen also launched the Atlas, which was developed for the USA, and the Teramont as its Chinese sister model – both as seven-seaters – in the segment above Tiguan in 2017. 2018 also started with SUV fireworks: in New York, Volkswagen of America presented the two Atlas concept vehicles – Cross Sport (near-production five-seater) and Tanoak (pick-up). In China, Volkswagen celebrated the world premiere of the new Touareg – the brand’s flagship SUV model – in the same month. Alongside the debut of the Touareg, the company also presented two future SUVs for China in Beijing: the Powerful Family SUV (concept of an all-round vehicle designed for families) and the Advanced Midsize SUV (equivalent to the Atlas Cross Sport concept). A look into the future also reveals a number of interesting facts: in 2020, the first fully-electric SUV from Volkswagen will be launched – the hotly anticipated I.D. CROZZ. With models extending from the T-Cross to the I.D. CROZZ, Volkswagen will offer one of the world’s largest SUV ranges and cover practically all major segments.
Notes:Feature specifications and technical data of production models apply to the range of models offered in Germany. The specifications and data may differ in other countries.All performance, fuel consumption and emissions data are forecast values subject to the official type approval, status as of June 2018.
“I am more” – the new T-Cross