Volkswagen, a brand that already has an incredibly loyal following in South Africa, is about to bolster their SUV range even further. The Tiguan and the Touareg have been available in SA for quite some time now, and they’re going to be joined by a little brother very shortly: the T-Cross.
Here’s what’s known so far about it:
- Dimensions: 4,237mm long, 2,551mm wide, 1,584mm high.
- Spec level and cabin will be close to the new VW Polo.
- Wide array of options will be available, including LED headlights and wheels up to 18 inches.
- Optional Active Info Display infotainment system.
Unfortunately confirmed engine choices haven’t been released as of yet, but the T-Cross in other regions has four engine options – which may be replicated in South Africa. The engine options abroad feature three petrol variants and a diesel version as the choices;
- 1.0 TSI (3 cylinder, 70kW)
- 1.0 TSI (3 cylinder, 85kW)
- 1.5 TSI (4 cylinder, 110kW)
- 1.6 TDI (4 cylinder, 70kW)
What we can judge from the engine options as well as the cabin comparison to the Polo is that the T-Cross will be the entry level Volkswagen SUV – but considering that they’ve got plans to introduce it starting at below the R300,000 barrier, it’s likely to be quite a popular choice among those who want an entry level car with a little more meat on its bones.
What do you think of the Volkswagen T-Cross – let us know!