Volkswagen T-Cross now in showrooms

Published May 28, 2021, 11:42 AM

by Inigo Roces

Introductory pricing extended

After months of teasing, Volkswagen’s newest model, the T-Cross crossover SUV, is now in showrooms. The vehicle is already available in Volkswagen dealerships in Luzon, and will be in Visayas and Mindanao beginning June 4, 2021.

The T-Cross is available in two variants: the T-Cross MPI S at P1,068,000 and the T-Cross MPI SE at P1,168,000. Volkswagen Philippines is extending this introductory price offer, which is already P30,000 off the standard retail prices until June 30, 2021.

The T-Cross is a youthful and trendy five-seater subcompact SUV. It boasts of the longest wheelbase in its class that — combined with its versatile seating — can provide up to 1,319 liters of cargo space. The top of the line SE variant even offers a panoramic sunroof.

It’s also loaded when it comes to safety, built with a strong body structure that exceeds industry protection standards. It’s packaged with an electronic stabilization program (ESP), cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, and rear park distance control (PDC). The top-of-the-line SE variant includes additional LED headlights, six airbags, a rear camera, and an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system.

At its heart is a Euro-6 emissions compliant 1.5-liter engine with a six-speed Tiptronic AT in both variants (180 MPI AT S and the 180 MPI AT SE) for optimal fuel efficiency and satisfying power in both city and countryside drives.

For a stress-free ownership experience, Volkswagen Philippines recommends a once-a-year periodic maintenance service (PMS) or every 10,000 km (whichever comes first), the T-Cross is on average up to 40 percent more affordable than the industry standard, versus most of its competitors in the segment over a 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.

Since its first introduction in 2018, the T-Cross is now offered in 55 countries, selling over 300,000 units in its first two years. In that time, it has been reaping accolades, earning five stars in the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the Australasian NCAP, and Latin NCAP safety rating.

 Every T-Cross unit that rolls out of any of Volkswagen’s four global manufacturing and assembly hubs in China, Brazil, Germany, and India is consistent with the exact design and engineering specifications and standards of Volkswagen Germany. It’s as if the T-Cross that will park in every Filipino garage comes straight from Volkswagen’s global headquarters in Wolfsburg.

To celebrate its arrival, Volkswagen Philippines invites the public to join the #TCrossTrendspotting activity. Simple send as many photos of their T-Cross sightings on the road, at the dealers, or in any location, to the social media pages of Volkswagen Philippines with a brief caption explaining their impressions of the vehicle, along with the hashtag #TCrossTrendspotting and #MoreThan1Thing. Five winners will be chosen to receive an entertainment gadget. The #TCrossTrendspotting activity runs until June 30, 2021.

With the new T-Cross, Volkswagen hopes to echo the diversity of its target market—upwardly mobile, results-oriented, and overachieving multi-faceted millennials who expect their cars to keep in pace with their wide-ranging passions and personalities.