Volkswagen have just released details of the new CrossGolf, making its début at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Now VW say that it “blurs the line between a multipurpose vehicle and an SUV”, although isn’t that meant to be the Tiguan? The CrossGolf doesn’t even have all-wheel drive, but just a higher ride height and off-road looks… so essentially a GolfPlus in a flat cap, wax jacket and wellies!
The Mk5 Polo is only 10″ shorter and 4″ narrower than the Mk6 Golf, and yet VW are also releasing the CrossPolo. I think VW are just getting a bit silly now!
If you want to be critical of the VW(Golf) range, you have the Golf, Golf Estate, Golf Plus (slightly bigger Golf), Jetta (Golf saloon), Tiguan (Golf 4×4), Eos (Golf Convertible), Scirocco (Golf coupé) and Touran (slightly bigger than the Golf Plus, Golf MPV). All of these cars are based on the same platform! Now with the CrossGolf and the very similar sized Polo editions, VW are really trying to appeal to EVERYONE!
On the plus side the Polo GTI is also set to premier at Geneva, and this looks amazing …
… although if you want to be critical, now there’e not much difference between that and the Golf GTI, it’s not even that much slower.