Model launches

T‑Cross brings Euro class in a compact package

Model launches

T‑Cross brings Euro class in a compact package

8 May 2020

Volkswagen’s T‑Cross has arrived in showrooms priced from $27,990 – the brand’s most affordable ever SUV and the first German entrant in this compact SUV segment.

T‑Cross represents the entry point of Volkswagen’s SUV range, which now runs from this urban oriented model through the T‑Roc (arriving later in 2020 to complete the line-up), Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and Touareg ranges.

T‑Cross arrives in two versions – 85TSI Life ($27,990) and 85TSI Style ($30,990) – powered by the Volkswagen Group’s feisty 1.0-litre 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine that puts out 85kW and 200Nm through a 7-speed DSG transmission and the front wheels.

The T‑Cross model grades represent distinct visual approaches: the Life variant is for the urban grind; the Style offers features such as alloy roof bars and bigger wheels.

For customers who want to further customize their T‑Cross, it can be specified with the addition of several value-driven option packages; including a Driver Assistance Package for the Life model grade, a Sound and Vision Package which includes a Beats Sound System and Digital Cockpit for either model grade, and an R-Line package for the Style grade.

“The T‑Cross takes Volkswagen into new territory,” says the brand’s Director of Customer Experience and Marketing and Jason Bradshaw.

“Previously other brands have had this segment to themselves. To say that none of these can touch the T‑Cross for technology and driving efficiency is no empty boast. Now, for the first time, there is an affordable German compact SUV, one that as the Tiguan and Touareg do in their respective segments, transcends the gulf between the popular brands and those perceived as prestige.”

The T‑Cross range is available now through Volkswagen’s national dealer network. It can also be configured and ordered online with a $500 deposit here.

As with all new Volkswagen, the T‑Cross comes with a 5-year/Unlimited kilometre warranty, capped price servicing every calendar year, and guaranteed future value when purchase via Volkswagen Financial Services’ Volkswagen Choice Program.

Volkswagen T‑Cross 85TSI Life key features


  • 16-inch Rochester alloys
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • App-Connect
  • Wireless charging
  • Four USB ports
  • 8-inch Composition Media with 6 speakers
  • Rear View Camera
  • Front Assist with City EB, pedestrian and cyclist monitoring
  • Lane Assist and Driver Fatigue Detection
  • Parking sensors with Manoeuvre Braking
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Front fog lights with static cornering lights
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Automatic headlight function
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Front armrest
  • Low pressure tyre indicator
  • Black roof rails

Volkswagen T‑Cross 85TSI Style key features


Specification in addition to the T‑Cross 85 TSI Life:

  • 17-inch Bangalore alloys
  • LED headlights
  • Light Assist, automatic high beam function
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Sport Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Keyless Access and power folding door mirrors
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Park Assist
  • Comfort sport front seats
  • Carpet mats
  • Chrome roof rails and exterior headlights


Gloss finish (Pure White, Dark Petrol) - No cost

Metallic (Energetic Orange, Limestone Grey, Reflex Silver, Reef Blue) - $600

Pearl Effect (Deep Black) - $600

Makena Turquoise Metallic - $800

Optional Packages

Driver Assistance package (85TSI Life only) - $1200

Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Sport Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist, Proactive occupant protection system, power folding door mirrors

Sound and Vision package - $1900

Digital cockpit, Discover Media Satellite Navigation, beats 300W premium audio system

R-Line package 85TSI Style - $2500

Includes 18-inch Nevada alloys, R-line badging and dark body accents, dark tinted rear and rear side window, aluminium finish pedals, R-line scuff plates, leather multi-function sports steering wheel, carbon Flag sports cloth upholstery


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