Here’s what you can expect from upcoming 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross

Updated Mar 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Arguably the coolest Volkswagen Filipinos will see.

Volkswagen Philippines released several teasers on its social media about an upcoming vehicle, which we believe to be the 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross. The latest teaser post suggests that the Volkswagen T-Cross will bring loud colors and a sunroof.

However, Volkswagen Philippines hasn’t rolled out the official features the PH-spec Volkswagen T-Cross will offer to Filipino car buyers. But reports say that the upcoming T-Cross will be sourced from China so we could possibly see similar features from both markets.

Possible Volkswagen T-Cross teaser

Volkswagen Philippines' latest post

The Volkswagen T-Cross comes with a measurement that spans 4,218 mm in length, 1,760 mm in width, and 1,599 mm in height, almost the same numbers as the Ford EcoSport for comparison. This could mean that the T-Cross will be competing in the local subcompact crossover segment against the Hyundai Kona, MG ZS, among others.

The large panoramic sunroof, as seen in Volkswagen Philippines’ recent teaser post, could be available for higher-end variants only just like in the Chinese market. Volkswagen in China offers the T-Cross with various body color options such as polar white, star gray, dream blue, roman red, vibrant gold with black roof, and more.

Volkswagen T-Cross front view

Exquisite design from front to back

Inside, higher-end variants get leather seats while diamond fabric integrated seats are the way to go for lower-end variants. The Volkswagen T-Cross can be equipped with either an 8-inch or a 9.2-inch infotainment screen, depending on the chosen variant.

As for safety, the Volkswagen T-Cross is expected to come with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic differential lock (EDL), ramp start assist system, traction control, cruise control system, smart tire pressure monitoring system, front airbags, ISOFIX tethers, and four reverse radars as standard.

Volkswagen T-Cross top view

The PH-spec VW T-Cross is expected to be equipped with a sunroof

There are two possible engine options that Volkswagen Philippines might offer in the local market. The first option is a 1.5-liter EA211 gasoline engine capable of producing 111 hp and 145 Nm of torque. The second option is a 1.4-liter EA211 TSI turbocharged gasoline engine good for 148 hp and 250 Nm of torque.

No official pricing has been released for the upcoming Volkswagen T-Cross just yet. However, one can expect that the T-Cross will start at around Php 1.1 million. Since reports say that it will be sourced from China, the DTI safeguard tariff should add an additional Php 70,000 since the T-Cross is an imported passenger vehicle.

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Volkswagen T-Cross

<p>The Volkswagen T-Cross is a five-seater subcompact crossover that first made its global debut in October 2018. Volkswagen said that the T-Cross offers versatility and functionality, which makes it an ideal urban crossover vehicle. Volkswagen Philippines officially launched the T-Cross in May 2021. It is offered in two variants in the local market&nbsp;(180 MPI AT S and the 180 MPI AT SE). Both variants are powered by a 1.5-liter that delivers&nbsp;113 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.</p>

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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