Volkswagen T-Cross is coming to South Africa for under R300,000

Volkswagen has announced that its new T-Cross compact SUV will come to South Africa later this year.

The T-Cross will join the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen SUV model range and forms part of a growing push into the SUV market for the car manufacturer, with Volkswagen also announcing that it plans to bring its new T-Roc to the country in 2020.

The T-Cross is 4,237mm long, boasts a wheelbase of 2,551mm and is 1,584mm metres high.

A host of standard as well as optional driver assistance features will be available including optional LED headlights with wheel sizes of up to 18 inches.

Volkswagen said that the interior of the T-Cross is similar to that of the new Polo and will be offered with optional Active Info Display.

While no engine details were provided, internationally the T-Cross has four different turbocharged variants: three petrol and one diesel.

The two 1.0 TSI three-cylinder petrol engines generate 70 kW or 85 kW. The top model is the 1.5 TSI four-cylinder engine generating 110 kW. Completing the range is a 1.6 TDI four-cylinder engine with 70 kW.

Volkswagen said that the compact SUV will start at a price below R300,000.

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Volkswagen T-Cross is coming to South Africa for under R300,000