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Everything you need to know about the Volkswagen T-Cross

Everything you need to know about the Volkswagen T-Cross
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Along with the announcement of its branding refresh, Volkswagen Philippines said that the all-new T-Cross SUV will be arriving in the country soon (May 26th, to be exact).

Following the T-Cross  world debut in 2018, the crossover has been recognized by different award-giving bodies due to its “multifaceted design and engineering excellence.” In 2019, it was took home the Best Compact SUV Award at the BusinessCar Awards in United Kingdom, the Best Exterior Volume Brand Award at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, and the Compact SUV of the Year Award at the UOL Carros and L’Auto Preferita in Brazil. After a year, it was hailed as the Compact SUV of the Year at the 2020 Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year in Ireland. The T-Cross also became the Compact Family Car category winner at the 5th annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards in South Africa.

The T-Cross is being manufactured in Volkswagen’s three key facilities in Brazil, China, and Germany. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the T-Cross sold around 300,000 units worldwide in 2020, which was 46% higher versus the 202,000 units that were sold in 2019. As of March 2021, it has officially rolled out to 55 countries. Aside from its global sales success, the subcompact SUV has also received a lot of positive reviews from motoring enthusiasts due to its impressive details and features that would definitely complement with the dynamic needs and lifestyles of its owners.

The T-Cross measures 4,218mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,599mm tall. It features a trendy exterior design that is accentuated by the radiator grille with chrome molding, LED headlights, roof rail, rear spoiler, panoramic sunroof, and alloy wheels. For better visibility, the T-Cross is also equipped with daytime running lights and front and rear fog lamps. Other exterior features include electric outside rearview mirror with side turn lamp, heat insulation glass, and intermittent front wiper. The T-Cross comes in five unique color variants: Syringa Violet, Tribu, Romance Red, Polar White, and Chinchilla Gray.

Volkswagen T-Cross

The vehicle’s 2,651mm wheelbase is the longest in the five-seater subcompact SUV segment here. The T-Cross can accommodate up to five people and 329 liters of luggage.

Volkswagen T-Cross

The SUV is upholstered with leather and fabric seats with six-way manual adjustment for the driver and four-way manual for the front passenger. An armrest is also installed at the front center location. All seats feature an ergonomic design that is easy on the back and relaxes the back muscles even on long rides. For added comfort, the T-Cross also comes with a manual air-conditioning system with pollen filter and rear vent.

Say goodbye to boring rides as the vehicle is also equipped with a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display with radio, CD, and MP3 player, Aux-in, USB port, SD card slot, and four speakers. The vehicle’s infotainment system can also be connected to your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link so you can stream your personalized playlist while on the road.

The T-Cross also comes with a multifunction steering wheel and keyless entry/exit with push start system. For a safer and more comfortable driving experience, the cruise control automatically regulates the vehicle’s speed. You can also charge your phones and cameras in the vehicle through the two USB ports in the rear part of the center console and the 12V sockets. Other interior features include LED reading light, ambient light, multifunction display, power windows with one-touch up/down, and central door lock.

Under the SUV’s hood is a 1,498-cc Euro 6-compliant multi-point injection (MPI) gasoline engine with BlueMotion technology that helps in improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. The engine delivers a maximum power output of 113ps at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 145Nm at 3,900rpm. The six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive system allow the vehicle to automatically adapt to the driving style and road condition for a more convenient and smoother drive. The T-Cross has the ability to accelerate from zero to 100kph in 13.3 seconds, up to a top speed of 185kph.

For better handling and high-speed performance, the T-Cross features a MacPherson independent suspension up front and a composite torsion beam semi-independent in the rear. The vehicle’s safety and reliability is also guaranteed by its ventilated drum brake up front and drum brake on the rear.

To decrease the risk of injuries in an event of a collision, the T-Cross is equipped with airbags in the front and front side. There's also a head curtain. It also comes with three-point seatbelts for the front and rear seats. To ensure the safety of your little ones, the T-Cross is also equipped with an Isofix child seat anchor. Additional safety features include electronic stabilization program with brake assistant, anti-lock brake system, hill hold control, anti-slip regulation, rear parking distance control, rear camera, autonomous emergency braking, emergency data recorder, and tire pressure monitor. To keep the vehicle secured from burglars, it comes with an engine immobilizer.

Crumple zones are also equipped at the front and rear of the shell to collect and disperse the impact energy during a collision and provide an enhanced protection to the occupants. With the help of its first-class safety features, the T-Cross has earned five-star ratings from the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the Australian NCAP, and Latin NCAP.

Volkswagen offers a low cost of T-Cross ownership as every purchase comes with a three-year or 100,000-km warranty (whichever comes first), two-year spare parts warranty, and once-a-year or 10,000-km preventive maintenance service (whichever comes first).

The Volkswagen T-Cross will be available in two variants: the MPI AT S and MPI AT SE. The T-Cross MPI AT S will be priced at P1.098 million, while the MPI AT SE will be offered at P1,198 million. As an introductory promo, Volkswagen Philippines offers an additional discount of P30,000 on both T-Cross variants for reservations made before its market launch.

While waiting for its upcoming launch in the country, you can check out the full specs of its two variants on the chart below.

SPECIFICATIONS

Volkswagen T-Cross 180 MPI AT S

Volkswagen T-Cross 180 MPI AT SE

Overall Length (mm)

4,218

4,218

Overall Width (mm)

1,760

1,760

Overall Height (mm)

1,599

1,599

Wheelbase (mm)

2,651

2,651

Engine Type

Four-cylinder, In-line, Multi Point Fuel Injection Gasoline Engine

Four-cylinder, In-line, Multi Point Fuel Injection Gasoline Engine

BlueMotion Technology

With

With

Displacement (cc)

1,498

1,498

Maximum Power Output (ps / rpm)

113 / 6,000

113 / 6,000

Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm)

145 / 3,900

145 / 3,900

0 to 100 km/h

13.3 seconds

13.3 seconds

Top Speed (km/h)

185

185

Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

43

43

Emission Standard

Euro 6

Euro 6

Gearbox

Six-speed Automatic Transmission

Six-speed Automatic Transmission

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Front Wheel Drive

Steering System

Electronic Power Steering

Electronic Power Steering

Suspension

Front: MacPherson Independent

Rear: Composite Torsion Beam Semi-Independent

Front: MacPherson Independent

Rear: Composite Torsion Beam Semi-Independent

Brakes

Front: Ventilated Drum

Rear: Drum

Front: Ventilated Drum

Rear: Drum

Wheels

16-inch Alloy

17-inch Alloy

Tires

205/60 R16

205/55 R17

Radiator Grille

With Chrome Molding

With Chrome Molding

Headlights

Halogen

LED

Daytime Running Lights

Without

With

Front Fog Lamp

Without

With Corner Light Function

Rear Fog Lamp

With

With

Electric Outside Rearview Mirror

With Side Turn Lamp

With Side Turn Lamp

Heat Insulation Glass

With

With

Front Wiper

Intermittent Control

Intermittent Control

Roof Rail

With

With

Rear Spoiler

With

With

Panoramic Sunroof

Without

With

Seat Material

Fabric

Leather and Fabric

Seats

Driver: Six-way Manual

Front Passenger: Four-way Manual

Driver: Six-way Manual

Front Passenger: Four-way Manual

Front Center Armrest

With

With

Reading Light

Without

LED

Ambient Light

Without

With

Multifunction Display

With

With

Infotainment

Eight-inch Touchscreen, Radio, CD, MP3, Aux-in, USB, and SD Card

9.2-inch Touchscreen, Radio, CD, MP3, Aux-in, USB, and SD Card

Connectivity

Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link

Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link

Speakers

Four

Four

12V Sockets

With

With

Rear USB Ports

With

With

Multifunction Steering Wheel

With

With

Keyless Entry/Exit with Push Start System

Without

With

Cruise Control

With

With

Air Conditioning System

Manual with Pollen Filter

Manual with Pollen Filter and Rear Vent

Power Windows

With One-Touch Up/Down

With One-Touch Up/Down

Central Doorlock

With

With

Airbags

Driver and Front Passenger

Driver, Front Passenger, Front Side, and Head Curtain

Seatbelt

Three-point

Three-point

Isofix

With

With

Electric Stabilization Program

With Brake Assistant

With Brake Assistant

Anti-lock Brake System

With

With

Hill Hold Control

With

With

Anti-slip Regulation

With

With

Rear Parking Distance Control

With

With

Rear Camera

Without

With

Immobilizer

With

With

Autonomous Emergency Braking

Without

With

Emergency Data Recorder

With

With

Tire Pressure Monitor

With

With

Available Body Colors

Polar White, Chinchilla Gray

Syringa Violet, Tribu, Romance Red, Polar White, Chinchilla Gray

Price

P1,098,000

P1,198,000

 

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