Volkswagen’s new T-Cross SUV just a month away

Published April 23, 2021, 4:58 PM

by Inigo Roces

Volkswagen is expanding its lineup with another new arrival, its latest global subcompact SUV, the T-Cross. First premiered in 2018, the T-Cross has already sold approximately 300,000 units worldwide.

Marketed with the statement, “I am more than one thing,” the T-Cross aims to be just as driven, dynamic, and open to opportunities as its career-oriented, successful, and constantly evolving target market.

Not satisfied with just being one thing, Volkswagen shares how the T-Cross can be cool, versatile, comfortable, and safe.

“I am cool”

The T-Cross boasts of trendy exterior design and a youthful interior layout reflect its owner’s sophisticated yet fun sense of style. The aggressive exterior design is wrapped in unique colors such as Tribu, Syringa Violet, Romance Red, Polar White, and even Chinchilla Gray, adopting the importance of aesthetics by combining young urban fashion with its style and functionality.

“I am versatile”

The T-Cross provides more space than what the usual can offer. Having the longest wheelbase in the 5-seater subcompact SUV class with 2,651 mm, the T-Cross can comfortably seat five persons and still offer 329 liters of luggage space at the back, which can even expand to 1,319 liters with rear seats folded. Just like young driven, and accomplished professionals that will take a liking to the T-Cross, it can still take in everything from work, to weekend hobbies and recreations; all the loads that come with the lifestyle of the active millennial.

“I am comfortable”

The amenities of the T-Cross meet expectations of today’s organized and tech-savvy drivers. Everything inside is in their proper places. The controls and infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and App connect can be seen at a glance for easy use. There’s an available rear air-conditioning and USB sockets for the back passengers, as well as a soft seat cushion and comfortable steering wheel perfect for long out-of-town drives. The T-Cross can be attributed to embodying a singular mind with the user, with its end goal of prioritizing driver comfort and accessibility for an enjoyable and worry-free cruising.

“I am safe”

The T-Cross has earned 5 stars in the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the Australasian NCAP, and Latin NCAP safety rating with its host of standard safety features such as the strong body structure, LED tail lights, electronic stabilization program (ESP), cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, and additional safety features (for the SE variant): 6 airbags, LED headlights, rear camera, rear park distance control (PDC), and autonomous emergency braking (AEB).

The T-Cross puts driver and passenger security and peace of mind in the highest priority, allowing them to focus on spending more valuable time with their loved ones.

The features don’t end there. The T-Cross comes with significant ownership value as well. It only needs a once-a-year periodic maintenance service (PMS), making it, on average, 40% more affordable to maintain compared to its competitors in the segment for the duration of five years of ownership. This would be on top of the warranty coverage of three years, or 100,000 km (whichever comes first); spare parts warranty of two years, and; service quality consistent with Volkswagen standards across the world.

With the world-class workmanship of the T-Cross, built to global standards, combined with aftersales services that focus as much on the customer’s needs as the optimal upkeep of his or her vehicle, the overall motoring lifestyle experience with the T-Cross simply translates to more quality time devoted to pursuing passions and fulfilling dreams, and actually living that long-planned-for adventure with friends, associates, or family.

Volkswagen will offer the T-Cross in two variants, both with a Euro6 emission standard 1.5-liter engine with six-speed Tiptronic AT. The T-Cross comes in a 180 MPI AT S and a 180 MPI AT SE, both capable of generating maximum power output of 113-Ps and 145-Nm of torque, ideal numbers to achieve optimum fuel efficiency while providing enough juice to either keep you on pace with your hectic professional schedules, or keep you contentedly cruising during those idyllic countryside sojourns. 

The T-Cross 180 MPI S will be offered at P1.098M, while the 180 MPI SE will be pegged at P1.198 million with an additional discount of P30,000 off the announced SRPs. These introductory prices and discounts will be available for those who will reserve their T-Cross units before the market introduction this May.