Volkswagen brings global model to PH anew with T-Cross
To be revealed through its Facebook page noontime today, the Volkswagen T-Cross is said to be heavy on features, which makes it the perfect choice for its target market: the “upwardly mobile, results-oriented, and overachieving multi-faceted millennials who expect their cars to keep in pace with their wide-ranging passions and personalities, living up to its design statement, 'I am more than one thing.'"
Powering the Volkswagen T-Cross is a Euro 6-rated 1.5-liter engine paired to six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. This powertrain—shared by the two variants MPI AT S and MPI AT SE—is capable of producing a maximum of 113hp and 145Nm of pulling power.
At 4,218mm long, 1,760mm wide and 1,599mm tall, the Volkswagen T-Cross is said to have the longest wheelbase (2,651mm) in the five-seater subcompact SUV category. These proportions, plus a versatile cabin, can give T-Cross owners up to 1,319 liters of cargo space.
The Volkswagen T-Cross will be offered in five colors: Polar White and Chinchilla Gray (available for both lines) and the higher variant-exclusive hues Syringa Violet, Romance Red, and Tribu. Giving character inside the cabin are the body-color interior trims solely offered in the SE grade variety.
Other distinguishing features include alloy wheel size (MPI AT S has 16-inch, MPI AT SE wears 17-inch) and the roof rails (silver on the top-class; black on the lower-end offer).
For its safety features, the T-Cross is fitted with electronic stabilization program (ESP), cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, and rear park distance control (PDC), with the SE offering equipped with additional LED headlights, six airbags, rear camera, and autonomous emergency braking (AEB).
According to Volkswagen Philippines, the T-Cross that will be sold locally—which comes from the China assembly hub—is consistent with the 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,” Volkswagen Philippines claimed.
Around the world, the T-Cross has sold over 300,000 units from 2018 to 2020. Aside from that, it has earned accolades from various award-giving bodies and received five-star ratings in the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the Australasian NCAP, and Latin NCAP.
As with every member of the Volkswagen Philippines stable, the T-Cross is being offered with a three-year warranty coverage or 100,000 km (whichever comes first); spare parts warranty of two years, and service quality consistent with Volkswagen standards across the world.
Further, the company also claimed that the once-a-year periodic maintenance service (PMS) or 10,000 km (whichever comes first) gives the T-Cross an average of up to 40-percent savings compared to the industry standard over five years.
Customers may now reserve their own T-Cross variant at their limited introductory prices of ₱1.068 million for the 180 MPI S and ₱1.168 million for the 180 MPI SE.
Moreover, while the T-Cross is available in Volkswagen dealerships in Luzon starting today, the Visayas and Mindanao dealerships will have the global model offering on June 4.
Photos from Volkswagen Philippines