2021 Volkswagen T-Cross now comes with wireless Apple CarPlay

Updated Nov 26, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It also offers a new digital Active Info Display (AID).

Volkswagen Philippines brought its entry to the fast-growing subcompact crossover market with the T-Cross in May 2021. It offers features that help it stand out against rivals including a panoramic sunroof, tri-color interior theme, and a 9.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Volkswagen T-Cross front view

Volkswagen T-Cross

Despite its competitive features, Volkswagen Philippines still wants to enhance its subcompact crossover entry in its first year in the local market. That said, the infotainment system’s Apple CarPlay connectivity has been upgraded to offer a wireless function.

The updated connectivity is only available on the upgraded option of the top-of-the-line Volkswagen T-Cross SE variant. It will be a huge treat especially for those who love listening to music. This addition can be further enjoyed with the vehicle’s hand gesture and voice command functions, completing the wireless on-the-go experience.

Volkswagen T-Cross wireless Apple CarPlay

It now comes with wireless Apple CarPlay

However, Android users still won’t get an Android Auto function. But at least the system offers a Mirror Link that passengers with an Android phone can enjoy via USB connection. The two connectivity functions should help occupants stay connected on the road.

In addition, the upgraded Volkswagen T-Cross SE comes with a new digital Active Info Display (AID) which is said to provide better performance graphics to drivers. It creates a more innovative driving feel as compared to the analog gauges available in lower trims.

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross instrument gauge cluster viewUpgraded Volkswagen T-Cross digital Active Info Display (AID) view

(R) Digital Active Info Display (AID)

Other features that the upgraded option offer include six airbags, a rear camera with rear parking distance control, cruise control, illuminated USB Type A and Type C for the front passengers, rear A/C vents, leather and fabric seats, hill hold control, and a tire pressure monitor.

Volkswagen T-Cross interior view

Thre are now more high-tech features on board

The upgraded Volkswagen T-Cross SE is now available for reservation at a price tag of Php 1,250,000. Meanwhile, Volkswagen Philippines did not change prices for the base T-Cross S and top-spec T-Cross SE at Php 1,098,000 and Php 1,198,000, respectively.

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Know more about Volkswagen T-Cross 2024

Volkswagen T-Cross

The Volkswagen T-Cross is a, five-seater, subcompact crossover. Locally, it has two different variants. There’s the T-Cross S 180 MPI AT priced at Php 1,098,000, and the T-Cross SE 180 MPI AT, which can be had for Php 1,250,000. 

Size-wise, the T-Cross is 4,218mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,599mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,651mm, and a ground clearance of 185mm. 

Under the hood of the Volkswagen T-Cross is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can make 111 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to its front wheels. 

Locally, the Volkswagen T-Cross competes against the likes of the Toyota Raize, Kia Seltos, MG ZS, Geely Coolray, Honda HR-V, among others. 

₱ 1,098,000 - ₱ 1,340,000

Rex Sanchez

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