Get the full scoop on the latest Cross model from VW: a new CrossTouran. The story inside.

While the hottest of hot cars prepare to strut their stuff in Pebble Beach, Volkswagen is using this week to introduce a new version of the 2011 Volkswagen CrossTouran.  The crossover version of the compact MPV will hit European showrooms with a €27,700 starting price.

Like the first CrossTouran, released as a 2007 model year vehicle, a wide selection of engines will be available on the MPV.  Amongst these is the first EcoFuel natural gas model available on the range.  Between this unit and the various TSI and TDI engines, the CrossTouran ranges in output from 105 to 170 PS (77 to 125 kW),

Features on this car include new front and rear bumpers, a 20 millimeter higher ride height thanks to longer suspension springs.  Beneath the wide wheel arches sit 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 215 tires at the front and 235s in back.  Between the front and rear wheels sit modified side sills.

A roof rack is also included on the car, which has added features like upgraded seats, power windows, leather elements and stainless steel-like trim.  40 storage bins are all over the car, which is capable of holding up to 1,989 liters of cargo.  A third row of seats is also available as an option.

Gallery: Volkswagen CrossTouran revealed