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