Paris Show 2010 Highlights: 2011 Volkswagen CrossTouran


Volkswagen has revealed its new CrossTouran at the Paris motor show – but the model is unlikely to ever make it to the UK.

The jacked-up compact MPV follows the recent launch of CrossGolf and CrossPolo models (both of which are unlikely to make it to the UK, either). VW is calling this model a “more extrovert” version of the Touran.

The CrossTouran rides 20mm higher than the standard car and features 17-inch alloy wheels. Widened wheel arches and new side sills – plus front and rear bumpers finished in protective black plastic - give the car its jacked-up appearance.

Other additions include a matt aluminium roof rack, stainless steel exterior trim, new front seats in a different cloth trim and leather trim on the steering wheel and gear knob.

The same range of TSI petrol and TDI engines are offered for the CrossTouran that appear in the regular car’s range, while an EcoFuel natural gas engine has been added with 133g/km CO2 emissions.

It is available to order now in Germany, priced from 27,700 euros (£22,800).

A spokesman for VW UK said that there were no plans to bring the CrossTouran to the UK at present, although this decision would be reviewed if there proved to be sufficient demand for the car.

Thanks to: Autocar

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