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Jacked-up compact MPV revealed by VW - but a UK launch is unlikely

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.

See the official pics of the VW CrossTouran - plus pics from the Paris motor show

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.

Read more on the VW CrossPolo

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.Read Autocar's first drive of the new VW Touran

See all the latest VW Touran reviews, news and video

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Old Toad 30 September 2010

Re: VW CrossTouran revealed

Nah its too boring to qualify as a munter .

akendal9 30 September 2010

Re: VW CrossTouran revealed

Cross or just slightly annoyed?

Either way, a munter.
WFC Holden 18 August 2010

Re: VW CrossTouran revealed

Is that satire or just nostalgia or do you honestly think the Matra charming? It was ahead of its time, admittedly, given that even Land Rover is now jumping onto the bandwagon by selling non-offroad offroaders for the school-run classes, but it never struck me as charming.