The Volkswagen T-Cross has been named best-in-class for company car drivers by BusinessCar, winning the Best Compact SUV title at the publication’s 2019 awards.
The T-Cross, the smallest of Volkswagen’s five-strong SUV line-up, was chosen as segment-best by BusinessCar, with the judging panel picking out its nimble handling around town, strong choice of engines and stylish looks as particular strengths.
In collecting its latest award, the T-Cross takes the baton from its compact SUV sibling, the T-Roc, which took the same trophy in 2018 – highlighting the appeal of Volkswagen’s SUV range for business car users. In addition to the newcomer’s success, the Golf R was highly commended in the Drivers Choice category – a new segment for 2019.
These prizes are the latest to be awarded to Volkswagen’s range, and its line-up of SUVs in particular, including a number of towing-related trophies for the Touareg, the Tiguan being dubbed Most Dependable SUV by J.D. Power, as well as the T-Roc being named both Small SUV of the Year by 4x4 Magazine and Small Car of the Year by Company Car and Van.
The T-Cross majors on practicality, seating five in comfort while boasting the flexibility of a sliding rear bench, allowing the choice between an extra 14 cm of leg room for rear passengers, or an extra 85 litres of luggage space in the boot. Frugal petrol and diesel engines are available in the line-up, as are both manual and DSG automatic transmission options.
Upon awarding the versatile compact SUV its category win, the judging panel commented that the T-Cross offers “a stylish design, typical Volkswagen interior quality, a choice of efficient petrol or diesel engines, and agile behaviour around town."
Claire Haynes, T-Cross Product Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The T-Cross is an exemplary all-rounder, with style, practicality, capability and efficiency all at the forefront of its armoury. It remains true to its mantra: “I am more than one thing”.
“Recognition of its talents and the versatility of its qualities by publications like BusinessCar only goes to show how accurate this strap line is, and how suitable it is for everyone – whether it’s company car drivers, young families, city dwellers or outdoor adventurers.”
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