Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

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Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Adagamp » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:10 pm

Hi
Just joined the forum ,got a 1.0 115 SEL in Energetic orange due in a few weeks. So far so good.

Noticed some new T Cross deliveries parked outside the local dealers the other day ,one in white was marked up as an SEL, certainly looked like one , correct alloys and trim as far as I could tell etc. Thing is the car had had Drum brakes on the rear , big finned things in black. Don't think you can get the SEL in the 1.0 95 engine?
Not against Drums per sec but on a £22K car will be gutted if VW have changed the specification for the 2020 model year to save money ,I would certainly have considered alloys that made the rear drums less obvious had I known , the 16 inch more closed alloys on the S model spring to mind.
The configurator still says Disk/Disk but the latest brochure doesn't mention specifically which is a worry.

Can anyone who has recently received a Se or an SEL in October confirm or deny this ?
T Cross SEL 115 manual .Energetic Orange , Winter pack ,Reversing Camera and spare wheel kit.
Picked up November 14th 2019.

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by arkay » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:27 pm

The SEL is available with the 95PS version of the 1 litre engine. Therefore that is probably what you saw at your local dealership. You need to have the 115PS version to ensure you get discs front and rear.
T-Cross SEL manual 115PS ordered 7/3/19. Extras: Deep Black Pearl, folding door mirrors, winter pack and rear view camera. Car was built 15/4/19 - delivery due mid May. Handover was on Monday 3rd June.

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Digitalracer » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:13 pm

I particularly wanted discs all round so opted for the SEL as told that was what came with it. No mention of having to have the bigger engine!! Luckily mine (if it's ever found) is the DSG but would be very unhappy if came with rear drums.
SEL DSG Energetic orange, keyless entry, folding mirrors, auto headlights, chrome strip on boot, spacesaver and 17" Clayton alloys. Ordered 25th July, expected delivery 30th September :cry:

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Drw » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:01 pm

My MY2020 SEL has disk at the back - the price list just talks about the lower power engine (available on S & SE) having rear drums.
T Cross SEL DSG Champagne Silver
Active Info, Folding Mirrors, Park Assist, Rear View Camera, Spare Wheel
Ordered 15/4/19; Stage 3 - 30/7/19 Build Week 36
Stage 5a 10/9/19 ; Stage 6 2/10/19; Collected 14/10/19

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Adagamp » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:35 pm

Thanks all for replying.Based on what Drw said and some further Internet searches ;hopefully I misidentified the model.
T Cross SEL 115 manual .Energetic Orange , Winter pack ,Reversing Camera and spare wheel kit.
Picked up November 14th 2019.

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Pabs » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:50 pm

Picked my SEL up yesterday. Definitely rear discs, but I've gone for the bigger engine.
SEL 1.0 TSI, 115PS DSG, dark petrol (non-metallic!)
winter pack, foldable mirrors, park assist, high beam assist, active info display, rear view camera
Delivery 31st October 2019

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Pete Cross » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:13 pm

It might have had the 95ps diesel engine in it, as i thought all sel had the 115ps petrol.
SE 115 6 speed, white, power folding mirrors, reversing camera, tinted rear windows, space saving spare wheel. Ordered 06 October.

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Adagamp » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:38 pm

My cars “nearly there” on the tracker ,so expecting a call from the Dealer this week.
Still perplexed at what I thought I saw the other week but panic subsided now and fully expecting my SEL 115 car to have rear disks.
T Cross SEL 115 manual .Energetic Orange , Winter pack ,Reversing Camera and spare wheel kit.
Picked up November 14th 2019.

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Digitalracer » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:41 pm

There will be strong words if I don't get discs all round!!
SEL DSG Energetic orange, keyless entry, folding mirrors, auto headlights, chrome strip on boot, spacesaver and 17" Clayton alloys. Ordered 25th July, expected delivery 30th September :cry:

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Re: Rear Drum brakes on SEL ?

Post by Adagamp » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Got to the bottom of it. Car I saw was. SEL 1.6 diesel , which according to the specs/configurator has rear drum brakes.This makes no sense to me as its a more expensive car but hey ho the Petrol 115 has rear discs ,so happy.
T Cross SEL 115 manual .Energetic Orange , Winter pack ,Reversing Camera and spare wheel kit.
Picked up November 14th 2019.

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