Volkswagen is a major player in every area of the new-car market, so it’s no surprise the popular German marque is confident of also cracking the competitive ‘compact crossover’ sector. Billed as the brand’s ‘smallest SUV’, the new T-Cross is a junior version of the larger Tiguan based on the Polo platform – and was officially unveiled last weekend at Murray Volkswagen in Plymouth. Steve Cluney, sales manager at Murray Volkswagen, said: “The new T-Cross is a really important vehicle for us. It’s fitting a part of the market for those people looking for a smaller SUV. “There’s very good legroom in the back so it’s very versatile, with fantastic load space.” Volkswagen bosses know the ‘compact crossover’ sector is gaining popularity all the time, with the T-Cross up against the likes of the Renault Captur, Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008, not to mention the VW group’s own SEAT Arona. The firm says the key to the new T-Cross was that it was not too expensive, practical and economical to run, yet having all the renowned VW qualities in terms of furnishings and fittings. It’s certainly practical, being two inches longer and six inches taller than the Polo, and it… Read full this story
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