Volkswagen CrossFox Auto Express — Volkswagen CrossFox

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Volkswagen CrossFox

Verdict

The mini-SUV market is competitive, and the CrossFox#039;s arrival year will add to the battle for The car blends basic off-road with decent road and chunky looks. While the engine is nothing special, it reasonable performance compared to such as the Panda 4×4.

On alone, VW’s new CrossFox be a hit. Launched in Brazil week, its big tyres and chunky and rear bumpers give the little supermini the menace of a big

Add in a bull bar, driving and aluminium running boards, and is a supermini with a ready-for-anything And Auto Express is the first in the world to drive it.

Compared the production Fox, it’s a lot more car, but Brazilian pay only £8,000 — £1,2000 more than do for the model it’s based on. be fooled by the rugged looks, — the CrossFox aims to attention on city roads as as forest tracks.

Billed as a to the Fiat Panda 4×4 and Jimny, VW says the front-wheel-drive blends all that’s good off-roaders with the practicality of a car. And we were keen to put claims to the test.


On our demanding route, it quickly clear that venturing off the track will leave the floundering for grip. The tyres have enough bite, the lacks torque, and there’s not ground clearance. However, as the smooths out, the CrossFox’s starts to shine.

Volkswagen CrossFox

The chassis engineers at VW deserve as the ride is firm yet still and compliant. The higher centre of — a result of the off-road — has little influence on the stability, beyond the expected roll, and the CrossFox lets you that it’s losing by understeering gently. Gear are short, and the 100bhp 1.6-litre is coarse, which means is not as comfortable as it could be.

Changes to the ratios have been to improve acceleration and to compensate for the kerbweight over the standard Ironically, part of this bulk comes from the bars which reinforce the tyre hanger on the boot, an we would rather live

Not only does it increase but it also reduces practicality, as it to be swung out of the way to open the rear This operation is inconvenient and quite a bit of clear space the car — don’t try it with hands full of shopping! At the modification hasn’t affected visibility.

VW Brazil has confirmed the CrossFox will be sold in next year, but won’t say if UK will have three or doors. The factory has already a new front bull bar to meet standards for pedestrian safety, and is testing a three-door variant structural reinforcement for the boot-mounted

Whichever version we get, clear the new VW will be a capable in this class. Despite the the CrossFox is a real all-rounder.

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