German brand continues the drip-feed ahead of new crossover's launch next year.

Volkswagen has continued the long tease for its upcoming T-Cross compact SUV, this time talking up its practicality.

According to the latest images, you'll be able to slide the rear bench to expand the boot from 385L to 455L. Folding the 60/40 rear bench opens up 1281L of space.

The passenger seat backrest also folds flat, for the ability to carry longer items that otherwise wouldn't fit into a compact SUV.

Volkswagen has been playing the long game with its T-Cross tease, having last month revealed a production car with carefully-placed camouflage. We know it'll measure 4107mm long and 1558mm tall, it's shorter but taller than the T-Roc with which it shares MQB-A underpinnings.

A palette of 12 exterior colours will be offered, with one (just one, that's right) two-tone paint finish. A two-tone interior treatment will also be offered, although what those tones will be remains to be seen.

Inside, you'll be able to option completely digital instruments, an 8.0-inch infotainment system, LED headlights, wireless smartphone charging, keyless entry and a 300W sound system.

Power will come from a range of three turbocharged petrol engines with power outputs of 70kW, 85kW and 110kW respectively, along with a 70kW turbo-diesel. It'll be front-wheel drive, and Volkswagen is offering wheels up to 18-inches in diameter for owners who really want to ruin their ride quality.

Standard kit will be generous: autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist should be standard, while blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert will be offered on higher-spec cars.

The T-Cross is scheduled for reveal during the Australian autumn next year, and should make it to local showrooms sometime late in 2019. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.