Volkswagen T-Cross — TIMING CHAIN OR BELT?


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The Volkswagen T-Cross is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment in Europe) produced by the German marque Volkswagen. It is built on the MQB A0 platform of the VAG group. This same platform is used by other small vehicles of the conglomerate, such as the Seat Arona, the Audi A1, the Skoda Kamiq or the VW Polo.

The original idea that led Volkswagen to design the T-Cross was a little too ambitious. The intention was to create an ultra-compact SUV based on the Volkswagen Up! but the project (called ‘VW Taigun concept ‘) was eventually canceled due to its small dimensions. It was then that the brand began to develop the concept , basing it this time on the Volkswagen Polo. It was presented in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show and finally arrived to the market in 2018. It shares a segment with its sibling T-Roc, which is a slightly larger vehicle.

A peculiarity of this model that makes it stand out is its versatility. Volkswagen has adapted the vehicle for each market, adjusting the bodywork to each country’s market in order to make it accessible to as many pockets as possible. Similarly, this crossover has different names depending on the country where it is sold. In China, a version is sold under the name Taiqua. In India, there is a reduced version called Taigun, just like the initial concept.

Volkswagen T-Cross. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all the Volkswagen T-Cross models which have been produced so far. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all the Volkswagen T-Cross models.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Volkswagen T-Cross I

T-Cross (C11)

Diesel Engines

  • DGTD 1.6 TDi 95 CV (2018)

Petrol Engines

  • DLAC 1.0 TSi 95 CV (2018)
  • DKRF 1.0 TSi 116 CV (2018)
  • DADA 1.5 TSI 150 CV (2020)
  • CWSA 1.6 110 CV (2019)

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