Volkswagen is continuing its teaser campaign for the upcoming T-Cross with a new video that focuses on the safety aspects of the small SUV. This comes just under two weeks ahead of the model’s world premiere, with a market launch slated to start in spring 2019.
The video highlights the T-Cross’ City Emergency Braking System, including Pedestrian Monitoring, which comes as standard. It operates like most autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems, with sensors constantly detecting other vehicles and pedestrians ahead of the vehicle.
When a potential collision be detected, the system will alert the driver via visual and audio cues, while priming the brakes. If the driver fails to respond, the system will automatically apply the brakes to prevent or mitigate the effects of a collision.
Aside from the AEB system, drivers will also benefit from the Lane Assist lane keeping system and Front Assist. Other available systems are the Blind Spot Sensor with Rear Traffic Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control.
There’s also a proactive occupant protection system, which closes the SUV’s windows and sunroof, tightens seat belts and increases brake pressure in the event of an accident.
The T-Cross rides on the company’s MQB platform that is also used for the Polo, and could come with a mix of TSI and TDI engines in different capacities, with outputs ranging from 95 PS to 150 PS.
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