2021 Volkswagen T-Cross reservation now open (w/ specs, intro pricing)

Updated Apr 21, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The small crossover targets the younger set of customers. Dig?

Volkswagen Philippines has promised a second-quarter debut of the 2021 T-Cross. The Ayala-owned company isn’t breaking its promise and recently given us details about the upcoming subcompact crossover.

In a media roundtable, VW PH divulges the members of the media the T-Cross’s full specs, availability, reservation details, and more importantly, pricing. Here’s a rundown.

Exterior

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Tribu ColorThe 2021 T-Cross in Tribu color option

Despite the straight lines, a commonality among VW models, the T-Cross exudes a youthful and sporty vibe, thanks to the sharp lines and loud colors that it comes with. Of note, the VW T-Cross comes in five colors: Tribu, Syringa Violet, Romance Red, Polar White, and Chinchilla Gray.

As for exterior equipment, the top-spec T-Cross SE comes with LED taillights and headlamps with DRLs, fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and silver roof rail. The S variant comes with halogens, smaller 16-inch rims, and black roof rails.

Interior

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Interior ColorsInterior color accents matching the exterior

To mirror the youthful exterior appeal of the Volkswagen T-Cross, the yellow, violet, and red color variants come with matching interior accents that populate the dashboard. The SE comes standard with leather + fabric seats, while the S is relegated to just fabrics.

As we’ll be getting the long-wheelbase version of the T-Cross, it has one of the longest axle-to-axle measurements among subcompact crossovers at 2,650mm. The XV’s still slightly longer at 2,670mm. Regardless, expect huge cabin creature space because of the T-Cross’s relatively sheer size. Only the SE gets rear A/C vents, though.

Tech & Safety Toys

Of course, the range-topping T-Cross SE gets all the bells and whistles from VW in terms of tech & safety, which include a bigger 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, autonomous emergency braking, rearview camera, and six airbags.

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Rear PhilippinesBoth S and SE variants get LED taillights

Standard across the range are front and rear USB ports, cruise control, tire pressure monitor, rear parking sensors, and stability control. The lower S trim makes do with a smaller 8-inch touchscreen (still with Apple Carplay and Android Auto).

Engine & Mechanicals

Since VW PH confirmed that the T-Cross will be sourced from China, we’re not surprised to see the naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter MPI gasoline engine in the provided spec sheet. This mill makes 113hp and 145Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Volkswagen T-Cross Syringa Violet PhilippinesVolkswagen T-Cross in Syringa Violet

Though suspension setup wasn’t disclosed at the media roundtable, we expect McPherson struts at front and torsion beam at the rear given the price point, plus disc brakes on all fours.

Pricing & Availability

As mentioned, Volkswagen PH has opened the reservation lanes for the 2021 T-Cross, with a refundable P5,000 reservation fee required to secure your slot. More importantly, those who will reserve the T-Cross before the market launch can enjoy the introductory prices below that comes with a P30,000 discount:

VW T-Cross S - P1,068,000

VW T-Cross SE - P1,168,000

The T-Cross will officially enter the market on May 26, 2021. Customers will be asked to secure a refundable deposit of P78,400 upon the release of the vehicle in May in light of DTI’s safeguard tariff.

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Know more about Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen T-Cross

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 features versatility and functionality, which makes it an ideal urban crossover vehicle. With a combination of style, practicability, flexibility, connectivity, and economic efficiency, Volkswagen is looking to have its share in the tightly contested crossover segment in the Philippines through the T-Cross.

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Jacob is one of the premier motoring journalists in the Philippines. A former musician and a corporate slave, he took the leap of faith amid his twenties and started his writing career as a news and features writer for AutoDeal. It was there where he made his way up to become the chief editor and senior car reviewer before he left the company in 2020.

Right now, Jacob serves as the Content Manager of Philkotse. You may also read his insights about the local automotive industry in his column under Wheels, the motoring section of Philippine Star. A recipient of the Henry Ford Awards in 2019, Jacob is also the weekend editor for Motor1, a leading global automotive website.

Jacob has started his adoration for cars at an early age through his father’s Jeep Wrangler and his older brother’s Nissan Sentra. He currently has a soft spot in his heart for the latest version of the Suzuki Jimny, so don’t be surprised to see him one day driving a black or gray mini-SUV – bone-stock but with upgraded tires and rims.

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