Compact SUV gets a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.5-litre unit that takes it from 0-62mph in 8.5sec.

Autocar UK, By Will Trinkwon

© Image credited by Haymarket Media Group | Volkswagen T-Cross gains a new range-topping petrol engine

Volkswagen has added a new, range-topping turbo petrol engine to its T-Cross compact SUV.
The 1.5 TSI 150 is the most powerful unit yet available in the Nissan Juke rival. Transmitting its power through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, it enables the T-Cross to cover 0-62mph in 8.5sec.
This represents a significant 1.7sec gain on the previous range-topping variant, the 1.0 TSI 115. The 1.5-litre engine also has improved top speed of 124mph. Despite this extra swiftness, the new model matches the 44.0mpg fuel economy of the 1.0-liter engine.
The new engine will be offered with SEL and R-Line trims, priced at £24,910 and £26,810 respectively.
The T-Cross 1.5 TSI 150 is Volkswagen's latest attempt to expand its offerings in the SUV class, following the 296bhp T-Roc R. These will soon be complemented by the T-Roc Cabriolet.
This article was originally published in Autocar UK.
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