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