The Cross family version produced by Volkswagen in Gral. Pacheco has an aesthetic cognate with off road. Monta 1.6 110 hp and is based on the Highline variant, which brings ESP.
The term “aspirational” within this industry has been strengthened in a remarkable way in the region. It is the aesthetic that resemble a category that mechanical properties do not belong, and within that universe, there are two groups, the sporting type and that includes vehicles approaching the style of SUV models, but without being an actual 4×4. Always we noted, but it never hurts to remember that it was Ford that opened the way to the EcoSport and then was joined by several brands, including Volkswagen Cross with his family. Today this “adventurous” range is composed of CrossFox, Saveiro Cross and the Cross Suran models we tested for this occasion.
A slightly more camera wave
The first thing to say is that respects the aesthetic upgrade that gave life to the 2015 range of Suran, the second update since 2006; the year began to occur in the plant of General Pacheco. Developed on the Fox platform, this family has the DNA that characterizes Volkswagen, and already you have the time to test the conventional Suran Highline (see test). So the interesting thing is to mark the details that set it apart, and in that respect there are several features that link it to go off route, as the robustness of the bottom of the tube by the entry of larger air, rompeniebla of straight lines, the Cross signature on the grill with black bars bright and darkened lenses. Highlights the plastic lining the wheel arches and the bottom of the doors, elements besides fulfilling a visual feature will provide an added protection against the passage of roads with many weeds or branches, or on the side to care urban paint scrapes. Back also carries the plus and a protective plastic simile named Cross engraved and painted in satin aluminum tone also appears in the bottom of the tube, the baguettes, the mirror housings and roof bars. Other distinctive are the allusive stickers on the rear doors. Wheels 15 “built alloy also maintain Highline design.
The interior is not much difference with the “civilized” Suran beyond those identified sockets and aluminum pedal board. Else remains exactly as it was set in the last renewal with the new similar to Vento and Golf leather – wrapped with the flat base and the keys for audio and computer wheel. In the central plate, the protagonist is the touch screen 5 “for various functions such as audio, CD, SD input, auxiliary, and USB, plus browser with this top of the range. Other comfort features include cruise control, climate control, onboard computer and a system that indicates the ideal place for driving and thus save time consumption. We return to the multimedia system to emphasize that both Suran as Fox joined the Volkswagen application App Connect, a technology that allows different functions of modern cell phones or “smartphones” are reflected on the screen of the multimedia center, enabling access to the phone from the auto screen and vice versa. This technology works with Mirror Link, Apple and Google Android Auto can play systems.
Turning to the driving experience, I must say that the driving position is friendly because the steering column adjusts for height and depth, beyond that the chair is high-even in the most undertone position and which We will demand a greater lateral support. Rear passengers have at their disposal enough not to suffer the bustle of kilometers over space. The back cushion moves longitudinally and backrests recline, while for an eventual lunch on board are the type plane folded tables on the backs of the front seats. The trunk is generous, with 430 liters stretch to 525 with the rear seat in its most forward position.
As pointed out here, we have been enumerating different items of comfort that make up a list of equipment that column for the safety includes ABS brakes, assistant outstanding start, dual front airbags and fog lights front and rear with lighting function curves. Being a family car remains striking that does not have Isofix hooks.
The engine that moves to this version is the 1.6 MSI with 16 valves, and 110 horses present on the upper level of the range, which develops 15.8 kg of torque. The six-speed manual gearbox that comes with it is another of the high points between the additions of the last renewal. The result of this combination is to be commended for its response at low engine speeds, thus achieving agility for urban performance without losing the softness in delivery. The figures are logical for the type of car and do not differ too much about the performance of the oldest with eight valves (input versions): 11.8 seconds for the 0 to 100 km / h and a maximum speed of 179 km / h. Consumption route is around 8 liters and 10.5 liters in the city, always in the range of a distance of 100 kilometers.
With the passage of time and successive changes, the gait of the Suran was in frank evolution. It is a vehicle that feels comfortable in streets and avenues of the city and not out of tune en route. This particular version is presented with more released attitude to face a dirt road because in the suspension the only mechanical difference appears to the rest of the range, as its clearance is about 3 cm higher, reaching about 18, 5cm. The diagram is firm and that in a few too many sections Uneven will surface some rough edges, a matter in collaborating profile tires 55. High speed is perceived at home, traveling in comfort and inclinations curves are mild, quite far from what can be assumed by its height. The arrival of the ESP is a vital held and behavior that improves immediately to any vice contribution.
A plus to differentiate
The price of the full version with aesthetic Cross is 330,700 pesos, i.e., about 16,000 pesos more than the Highline manual, a difference is justified by the adventurous stamp. It is the most expensive part of a range of 262,000 pesos is the price to distinguish from the rest of the tribe “curandera”. Beyond the aesthetic aggiornamento and several significant additions and improvements received in the last update, this option more rebellious family planted as an alternative for those who appreciate style off road but do not get to buy an SUV.