Driven: Volkswagen T-Cross

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Michael Nash reviews the new Volkswagen T-Cross, the company’s smallest SUV to date

Over the past few years, Volkswagen has been busy making noise about its electric-centric design language. It showcased its ID Space Vizzion at the 2019 LA Auto Show and made a splash with the ID.3 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is also due to launch the production version of the ID. 4 in 2020, which will be based on the Crozz concept shown at Frankfurt back in 2017. But away from the glitz and glamour of electric launches, the company continues to push out petrol and diesel variants.

Dubbed by Volkswagen as a low-cost and practical option for SUV buyers, the T-Cross is made on the same MQB platform as smaller models such as the Polo and bigger models like the Atlas, but shares more DNA with the former. It is the most compact SUV in the company’s line-up, with a length of 4,107mm and height of 1,558mm, and is also made at the same factory as the Polo in Pamplona, Spain.

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