Daily drivers are among the most essential cars in your garage. As the vehicle that is driven the most, and goes almost everywhere with you, you want it to be reliable, practical, and to some extent stylish.
With all the great options out in the market today, it’s tough to give a one-size-fits-all recommendation, but as it stands and as far as the road conditions go in the Philippines, a subcompact crossover seems to be a logical choice for many who are looking for an all-around and budget-oriented daily drive vehicle. As such, here are a few reasons why the Volkswagen T-Cross would make for a perfect daily driver for you to consider.
As far as exterior styling is concerned, the T-Cross is one of the more stylish models on the market today. It’s interesting to see Volkswagen being so adventurous with its styling here since the brand is most known for its sedate designs.
The T-Cross is an outlier in the Volkswagen lineup with its bright colors and youthful styling. Have you ever been inside a T-Cross? It's also a treat with its body-color-matched interior. The dashboard color will change depending on your car's exterior paint but if you really want a more sedate look, go for one of the more neutral colors in the lineup. With that being said, adding a splash of color to your daily drive could spice things up a little for you and your passengers. On top of that, the material choice in the seats promotes comfort and durability simultaneously, with panels of leather placed in high-wear areas. Color coordinating the interior and exterior is a rare feat that not many manufacturers can pull off, especially at the T-Cross' price point.
Technology For Any Road
With a large infotainment screen in the center of the dashboard, you will also be delighted to know that Volkswagen equips its crossover with Apple CarPlay, putting the screen real estate to good use. You can have all your media, maps, and other apps up on the big screen of the T-Cross, and it will definitely look stunning on top of being extremely useful if you are an Apple User.
Nowadays, putting your navigation app on your infotainment screen is a must, and getting around is made much easier if you know where you are going and if you know where the traffic is. The T-Cross smartphone pairing function for Apple users makes the experience as streamlined as possible. On top of that, you also get active safety features like autonomous braking, as well as the standard fare of ABS, stability control, six airbags, a reverse camera with parking sensors, and a tire pressure monitoring system on top of other features.
Safety For Any Road
It’s easy to overlook safety whenever you are shopping for a car. What makes a car safe is not just about the number of airbags it has—okay, it helps but there’s more than just airbags at work in a crash. For our standards, we rely on NCAP ratings to give us an idea of how safe a car is, and it’s imperative that your car is as safe as can be just in case something happens to you on the road.
Since you never know what might happen to you on the road, we’re happy to report that the T-Cross comes with a five-star crash rating from the Euro NCAP.
Crossover to practicality
Sedans are nice, and sedans are great, but sedans don’t have ground clearance and the boot space that crossovers always boast about. With the rough roads of the metro and beyond, ground clearance has become an ever-important metric for people looking to buy a new car. On top of that, you never know who or what you might need to bring on your next trip. Baggage, luggage, and more can fit in the back of a T-Cross, and you can even expand the space at the back by folding the rear seats and getting up to 1,319 liters of space.
Volkswagen’s city-sllicking crossover fits a ton of needs and practicality is also one of its strong suits. If you need a sizeable car that’s not too chunky for tight city streets, then the T-Cross could be right up your alley.
10,000-kilometer or once-a-year maintenance intervals
As a big bonus for daily drivers, maintenance only comes once a year for the T-Cross. According to Volkswagen Philippines, customers can enjoy driving for up to an entire year, or up to 10,000 kilometers before needing a service. This means that you can spend more time on the road going to where you need to go without having to worry about when your next maintenance interval will come.
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