T-Cross VW’s compact SUV

VW T Cross SUV

Car sales have plummeted but car companies are still launching new models.  David Brown reports that Volkswagen is expanding it SUV range.

Volkswagen has just launched its T-Cross Australian.  It is the first German entrant in our compact SUV segment.

VW’s other SUVs are the Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg ranges.

The base model “Life” cost $28,000 plus on roads with some good features. The classier “Style” costs $31,000 with additions like adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert

It has a little engine – a one-litre three cylinder with 85kw of power and 200 Nm of torque to give it pulling performance.

It has a lot of gears with a 7-speed DSG transmission driving through the front wheels.

You can get one at a dealer or order on line.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto