Volkswagen adds new diesel engine to T-Cross line-up

Volkswagen adds new diesel engine to T-Cross line-up

The new unit becomes the most frugal engine in the line-up

Volkswagen has expanded its T-Cross line-up with a new 1.6-litre diesel engine.

When launched earlier in the year, Volkswagen offered its smallest crossover with just a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine, producing either 94bhp or 113bhp, and said at the time that a diesel engine would be launched “if the demand was there”.

It appears that the demand was there, with the German firm introducing a 94bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine to join the range, which is the same as that in the Polo hatchback, with the model able to return up to 52.9mpg.

The new diesel engine is offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission available on the options list. With a manual, the T-Cross can accelerate from 0-60mph in 11.7 seconds, and half a second slower with the automatic.

The new diesel engine is not available on the entry-level ‘S’ specification, but can be had on the other three grades – SE, SE L and R-Line.

Claire Haynes, T-Cross product manager at Volkswagen UK, said: "The T-Cross is a car designed for the challenges and trials of family life, so it needs to be flexible, practical and offer an abundance of choices to tackle almost any combination of requirements."

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“Adding a diesel engine option into the UK’s new T-Cross line-up is yet another way that our new compact SUV can offer more of that flexibility, choice and convenience.”

The diesel T-Cross is on sale now, priced from £21,240, and £22,740 for the DSG automatic transmission version. Enquire now to find prices from your local dealership.

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