The newest member of Volkswagen's SUV family is gaining a frugal new engine option as the T-Cross is now available with a Euro 6-compliant 1.6-litre TDI.

This extends the T-Cross engine options to three - two turbocharged petrol units and now one turbodiesel - and underscores the car's mantra 'I am more than one thing'.

The already fuel-efficient T-Cross achieves 20.8km/L in its most economical petrol form, but this rises to 22.5km/L across both transmissions and all specs when fitted with the 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine - making it the most fuel-efficient SUV available in the Volkswagen lineup.

The 94bhp four cylinder 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel also has the highest torque peak yet seen in T-Cross, developing 250Nm versus the 113bhp 1.0-litre TSI's 200Nm, across the same 1,500-2,500rpm rev range.