The Volkswagen T-Cross has scored a 5-star safety rating in a crash test recently conducted by the Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). The front offset crash test was conducted at 64kph while a side mobile barrier test was conducted at 50kph.
For adult occupant safety, the T-Cross scored 14.62 out of 16 points for front offset crash and a full 16 out of 16 points for the side crash test. In terms of child occupant safety, the Volkswagen T-Cross scored 21.77 out of 24 points. The model tested by NCAP had six airbags as standard.
The Latin NCAP also stated that the body shell of the new Volkswagen T-Cross was certified to be stable after all the crash scenarios. The NCAP also stated that the footwell area was rated as stable and showed insignificant deformation. The reports elaborated on how the car offered good protection to the driver's and passenger's head and neck while the driver's chest received adequate protection with the restraint systems.
The Volkswagen T-Cross is based on the MQB A0 platform. An India-spec T-Cross will soon make it here in 2020, based on the MQB A0 IN platform. In India, the T-Cross will get a 1.5-litre petrol engine under the bonnet from the TSI EVO family and will make 130hp of peak power. The engine will also feature cylinder deactivation technology, which will help enhance mileage per litre on the T-Cross by up to 10 percent. There will be no diesel engine option on the T-Cross when it launches in India next year.
The Volkswagen T-Cross will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Kia SUV.