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.”
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.
T-CROSS MODEL GRADES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Life $27,990
16-inch Rochester alloys
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
Low pressure tyre indicator
Black roof rails
Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Style
Specification in addition to the T-Cross 85 TSI Life:
17-inch Bangalore alloys
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
Comfort sport front seats
Chrome roof rails and exterior headlights
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
(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, carbonFlag sports cloth upholstery)