UN­DER­COVER AGENTS

Cryptic cam­ou­flage is all that stands be­tween us and some ex­cit­ing hard­ware

Car (South Africa) - - INSIGHT -

VOLK­SWA­GEN T-CROSS

This new SUV will slot into the VW sta­ble be­low the T-roc, Touareg and Tiguan as the small­est of­fer­ing in the firm’s SUV line-up. Mea­sur­ing 4 107 mm long and 1 558 mm wide, it’s a lit­tle larger than the Polo hatch­back with which it shares many me­chan­i­cal bits, in­clud­ing the MQB 0A plat­form. A choice of four tur­bocharged pow­er­plants will be of­fered; a 1,0-litre three­cylin­der unit in 70 kw and 85 kw states of tune; a 1,5-litre four-cylin­der de­vel­op­ing 110 kw; and a 70 kw diesel. The in­te­rior will be highly con­fig­urable, with a slid­ing rear bench that frees up be­tween 385 and 445 litres of lug­gage space and the op­tions of an eight-inch touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment unit and colour-co-or­di­nated in­te­rior trim panels. Ac­cord­ing to VWSA, the T-roc is des­tined for our mar­ket but a de­fin­i­tive date is un­clear.

TOY­OTA GA­ZOO A90 SUPRA PRO­TO­TYPE

In what’s prob­a­bly one of the most pro­tracted re­veals in au­to­mo­tive his­tory, Toy­ota is show­ing off an­other pro­to­type of its ea­gerly awaited A90 Supra. The near-pro­duc­tion-ready car wears redand-white cam­ou­flage as a nod to Toy­ota Ga­zoo Rac­ing’s liv­ery and will fea­ture a front-mounted in­line-six petrol en­gine send­ing drive to the rear wheels. Be­yond that, Toy­ota has de­clined to prof­fer any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion other than a ten­ta­tive global launch in the first half of 2019.

ETA: TBC

ETA: 2019

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