Volkswagen will introduce its first compact crossover – the T-Cross – in South Africa around the middle of the year.
And, in 2020, it will add another SUV model in the line-up for the South African market. The premium, sporty and stylish T-Roc will make its way into the local market next year.
The T-Cross is based on the same MQB platform as the new Polo. The T-Cross slots into the Volkswagen product portfolio under the Tiguan.
The vehicle is 4 237mm long, boasts a wheelbase of 2 551mm and is 1 584mm metres high. While it is a compact SUV, the T-Cross is practical with 377 litres of boot space. This can be expanded to 455 litres if the second row of seats is moved forward. By folding the rear seats flat, the carrying capacity is increased to 1 281 litres.
A host of standard as well as optional driver assistance features will be available in the T-Cross.
The T-Cross will be available with optional LED headlights with wheel sizes of up to 18 inches. The interior of the T-Cross is similar to that of the new Polo and will be offered with optional Active Info Display.
Volkswagen also says that the starting price of the T-Cross will be below R300 000.
The T-Cross will be available for pre-orders from the second half of the year and will officially be launched into the South African market towards the end of the year.