Full review here - bit.ly/VWTcrossIntVid

South Africans are certifiably SUV-crazy and seem to have an insatiable appetite for anything with a higher ride height and chunky SUV styling. While brands such as Ford and Renault have been contesting this segment for a while, with the EcoSport and Captur respectively, VW is oddly late to the party.

However, the German brand is about to introduce a strong challenger in the form of the all-new T-Cross.

We travelled to Mallorca of the coast of Spain to sample the all-new, smallest SUV in the VW stable.

Comments

    • Fernando Davids
      Fernando Davids

      Nice design...

      about 1 day ago
    • jeremy philander
      jeremy philander

      R300k. What a joke!..

      about 3 days ago
    • aRnTuRb0
      aRnTuRb0

      Is this not just a Tiguan? Stop comparing it to a polo.

      about 4 days ago
    • Cars.co.za
      Cars.co.za In reply to aRnTuRb0

      Hi there, the T-Cross is much smaller than the Tiguan and is based on the Polo, while the Tiguan is based on the Golf platform.

      about 3 days ago
    • Stuward Mpangane
      Stuward Mpangane

      It's a no from me

      about 4 days ago
    • Colin Ashby
      Colin Ashby

      Great video. Forget the music, makes it difficult to hear the narrator. I came to listen to the car and what it’s about. What’s the music for.

      about 5 days ago
    • Clive Goodwill
      Clive Goodwill

      Staggeringly Good.

      about 5 days ago
    • Saleem Hoosen
      Saleem Hoosen

      Vw: Activate test mode

      about 5 days ago
    • Polo Gti South Africa
      Polo Gti South Africa

      I like vw but I hate the way they advertise "options". You can use their web site to build your dream model with the options you want, but go to the dealership and you will be met with disappoint. You will have to compromise something to get an option you want or pay more for another option you don't want because that's the car rolling of the production line. (Well that's what it like here in South Africa) I just purchased a new polo Gti and had to pay a lot more for options I did not want to get the options that I did want. I basically got it with all the options, it was only missing the cheapest option.....the folding door mirrors.....yeah stupid Ik. I just hate the way vw and journalists say "with a choice of options" when the truth is always a compromise and you get a car that has 60% of the options you want and 40% of those you don't and visa versa. I challenge you guys since you South African. Go to vw and choose some options you want (a polo Gti/golf Gti/Tiguan, for example) see if you can get them to give you an exact model with everything you want and nothing you don't want. Good luck lol (obviously this applies to top of range models). Vw fuel consumption figures are a joke. The standard base new polo has a 5.0L per 100km claimed by vw, but realistically it runs at about 6.5 to 7L per 100km, because normal people don't ride around town at 40kph @ 1000rpm in Eco mode.

      about 6 days ago
    • Waseem Khan
      Waseem Khan In reply to Polo Gti South Africa

      very true.. they might as well not even ask you what options you would like and just give you the car

      about 4 days ago
    • PollieBear
      PollieBear

      Thought he was in Cape town then I saw he was driving on the wrong side of the road.

      about 6 days ago
    • Mr. Sanjay Deori
      Mr. Sanjay Deori

      Really interesting car!

      about 7 days ago
    • Rudyard Harrison
      Rudyard Harrison

      Great drive/comment Ciro, thanks!

      about 7 days ago
    • NeoGee
      NeoGee

      This is an evolution of the concept started with the Cross Polo, so it's not really VW's first entry into the segment.

      about 8 days ago
    • Hans Christian Paetzold
      Hans Christian Paetzold

      My 2007 Golf Plus already got the sliding rea bench

      about 8 days ago
    • Bernard
      Bernard

      Love the rear tail cluster, nice design VW.

      about 8 days ago
    • Themba Mkhwanazi
      Themba Mkhwanazi

      I'm not a big fan of Vw's recent design signature (the new polo springs into mind) but I really like how this looks and that paint scheme is fantastic
      Brilliant review ciro!

      about 8 days ago
    • Άνθρωπος_Χ
      Άνθρωπος_Χ

      No! For a car like this, a starting price under 18.000 Euros is not a good price! It's expensive!
      The KING Renault Captur starts from 14.700 Euros!

      about 8 days ago
    • cami cami
      cami cami In reply to Άνθρωπος_Χ

      Guy it's a new car that just came out what do you expect .to get it cheaper lol .

      about 3 days ago
    • Nemanja Canic
      Nemanja Canic

      10+

      about 8 days ago
    • Lance Efron
      Lance Efron

      Every car with up-to-date tech gets decontented for the SA market. Not a problem in most cases, but in the Toyota C-HR not having a back-up camera is a safety hazard.

      about 8 days ago
    • Phawu Powerhouse Sakwe
      Phawu Powerhouse Sakwe

      I just don't understand how the people at Volkswagen SA think, they'd rather add another SUV to their range instead of bringing the Saveiro here. Now THAT is a small pick up that'd sell like hot cakes! Its better than the NP200 and the Chev Utility

      about 8 days ago
    • Francois Cornelius
      Francois Cornelius

      Renault Duster 2019 Review?

      about 8 days ago
    • Ipsum Stultus
      Ipsum Stultus

      Tbh I'm only here to gaze at Ciro. I would never buy this car 😆

      about 8 days ago
    • Anthony Tromp
      Anthony Tromp

      Amazing how they trick you in thinking it's cheap.

      about 8 days ago
    • Anthony Tromp
      Anthony Tromp

      Highly overpriced products and very expensive to run out of plan .

      about 8 days ago
    • Nawane khomo
      Nawane khomo

      T cross? No longer Cross Polo?

      about 9 days ago
    • Gregory Cooper
      Gregory Cooper

      I wonder if I'll get that here in Trinidad

      about 9 days ago
    • Ontiretse Modungwa
      Ontiretse Modungwa

      1.6 diesel, DSG or manual?

      about 9 days ago
    • Comic Vision
      Comic Vision

      no sun roof...thats bad

      about 9 days ago
    • siphenkosi majola
      siphenkosi majola

      That's pretty much a juiced up polo cross

      about 9 days ago
    • SiyaM Ma
      SiyaM Ma

      Was more interested in boot space, I have a child who uses a wheelchair I am not sure if this car can fit a wheelchair, but I am truly amazed at a price and fuel efficiency. Thank you

      about 9 days ago
    • Nicholas Bennett
      Nicholas Bennett

      Super ugly

      about 9 days ago