Volkswagen’s T-Cross is the company’s entrant in the increasingly popular compact SUV segment, and it’s proven to be extremely popular. The car seemed to be an easy one to create thanks to it using the shared MQB A0 platform that forms the base of the Polo Mk6. It was launched in 2019, and when you consider all the absolute madness that went on with that global pandemic that caused millions around the world to take a massive cut in income or even a total job loss, the compact VW’s success is actually pretty damn impressive. As of August 2023, the newcomer to the segment racked up over 1,200,000 sales worldwide. It makes sense then that the company would continue to improve on the car, and it was just three months ago that the world was introduced to the latest update. That new version that was previewed is now ready for customers and the first deliveries are pegged to start in the first quarter of 2024 in Europe, and that means SA shouldn’t be far behind. Those wanting one will already be able to place orders so that they’re among the first to take delivery. Unlike the Mk8 GTi and 8R, we’re pretty confident there won’t be any supply issues. The new version sees updates to all facets of the small SUV, and internationally there will be three turbocharged petrol-fed versions of the T-Cross available. In SA there are currently two, so we’ll see if the lineup is expanded or not. Likely not as there’s still a massive range of VWs available in the same price bracket and we never get all the same things as other markets.
Take a look at the YouTube video from a few months back when the new T-Cross was introduced to the world. The compact SUV proved to be an extremely popular car and has amassed an amazing number of sales since the model was introduced, and this updated version looks set to add to the worldwide tally of sales. All we want is a proper R version though: New Volkswagen T-Cross: World Premiere | Volkswagen
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