First Drive - Volkswagen T-Cross

We grabbed the keys to VW’s new T-Cross and started to worry that we might not care about anything anymore.


We grabbed the keys to VW’s new T-Cross and started to worry that we might not care about anything anymore.

This year will probably see 30,000,000 new SUVs sold worldwide. These machines are swarming across the market and gobbling up sales from almost every other segment in the automotive market. It would be a mistake to assume they’re doing this purely because they’re fashionable though, for the most part they’re actually extremely good at what they do - they wouldn’t now comfortably make up more than a third of the overall car sales if they weren’t. However, until now, they didn’t always appeal to everyone – but we think VW have just plugged another gap in the market. 

The new Volkswagen T-Cross is a brand-new smaller SUV from the quality German brand.  Because it’s a Volkswagen, you already know exactly what to expect from it; after all, a Volkswagen is a car you can lease without knowing about or feeling anything for cars - they’re stylish, easy to operate and really rather desirable.

Describing the T-Cross as an all-rounder, Volkswagen has even gone to trouble of recruiting supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne to help advertise it denoting its design credentials and urban chic.

Volkswagen says it has got young, affluent urban people in mind for this car and its spacious proportions are pretty stylish – you can see it fitting in with the crowd pretty quickly. Keep in mind though, that despite being an SUV, it’s never going to be suitable for off-road use. It’s powered exclusively by a 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder and comes in front-wheel drive form.

Certainly, we think this car is going to be an instant hit with our clients for style, flexible design and urban quality.