Volkswagen Philippines is finally launching the much-anticipated T-Cross this coming May 26, and for those who are interested, the German automaker is already accepting reservations.
During a round table meeting with the media and in a press release, the brand has shared the key specifications of its upcoming T-Cross crossover. An advantage of the local T-Cross versus other versions of the vehicle in other countries is that it will come with a longer wheelbase. This means that the local version will have more interior space, therefore, giving it an edge over its competitors in the Philippine market.
Volkswagen will launch it with two variants available, namely the S and SE. A wide range of exterior colors is also an option for the T-Cross including the Tribu, Syringa Violet, Romance Red, Polar White, and Chinchilla Gray. Select variants could also come with matching color schemes for the interior.
Depending on the variant, the Volkswagen T-Cross could either get 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels. Only the SE variants get LED headlamps with daytime running lights and fog lamps, while the entry-level S comes with a pair of halogen units only. Going over the side, Volkswagen gave the T-Cross a good amount of cladding while its rear end is then finished off with a pair of LED taillights that appear to be unified. The fondly named Manila wheels, while not yet officially available at launch may soon be available with the vehicle as an accessory.
Interior and technology
For starters, the entry-level S gets fabric seats while the SE variant steps up a bit with its fine combo of cloth and leather. Both variants will also come with infotainment systems that vary in terms of size, specifically 8-inch for the S and 9.2 inches for the SE. Apple CarPlay is available with the model, however, there was no mention that Android Auto would be a standard feature. Other SE exclusives include the rear air conditioning vents and the panoramic sunroof.
Despite having such an affordable price tag, the Volkswagen T-Cross comes with a good amount of safety features. From its airbags to other essential features including a rearview camera, rear parking distance control, and autonomous emergency braking.
Under the hood, the Volkswagen T-Cross will come with a 1.5-liter naturally gasoline engine. It produces 111hp and 145 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Tiptronic function. This gives the T-Cross ample power for use both in the city and the occasional trips out of town.
Price and maintenance
Volkswagen Philippines has made ownership and maintenance of the T-Cross much easier. The crossover comes with a 3 year or 100,000km warranty and comes with a 2-year spare parts warranty. In terms of servicing, Volkswagen says that it will only need to be brought in once a year or every 10,000km. The automaker has also stated that maintenance will cost between P12,000 to P15,000 a year on average.
When it comes to pricing the T-Cross comes in with an attractive and competitive position as its entry-level model can be had for as low as P1,068,000, while its top-of-the-line model is positioned at the P1,168,000 mark. With just P100,000 separating the two variants, this gives buyers a bit of legroom to go for the higher tier model.
Again, customers may now inquire and reserve their unit at any Volkswagen dealership nationwide or you can just direct your reservation via our site. Just get a quote and fill out all the needed details and you’re good to go.
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