The Volkswagen T-Cross first made its world premiere in October 2018. Now, the T-Cross is expected to make its Philippine debut this year as Volkswagen already released a teaser campaign that shows resemblance with the said crossover. However, the exact Philippine launch of the Volkswagen T-Cross is yet to be announced. But, it is more likely that it will debut soon in the Philippines.
The Volkswagen T-Cross comes with a sharp and bold exterior design despite being the smallest crossover model from the brand. The T-Cross comes with sharp-looking headlights, and a large mesh grille. At the side, it features a straight character line, which is a distinct design detail that Volkswagen is known for. The rear, on the other hand, is equipped with distinctive taillights, a spoiler, and a muscular bumper.
Inside, the Volkswagen T-Cross can either come in a two-tone or a dark interior theme. The two-tone version in other markets comes with matching colors of the T-Cross’ exterior paint. This gives the T-Cross’ cabin a young and youthful vibe as compared to the simple yet premium-looking dark interior cabin. In terms of cargo, the T-Cross comes with a default 329-liters of space that could expand up to 1,319-liters.
Tech & Safety
The T-Cross comes with notable safety features depending on the market. Some of the features to expect are the following: pedestrian recognition, emergency braking, lane keep assist, hill drive assist, blind-spot monitoring, among others.
Platform & Chassis
The Volkswagen T-Cross features an MQB platform. It gets a MacPherson Strut for the front suspension while a semi-independent is fitted for the rear. For the brakes, it gets disc brakes on all four wheels.
In the Chinese market, the Volkswagen T-Cross is powered by two engine options. The first is a 1.5-liter MPI that can make up to 113 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a five or six-speed manual tranny. The more powerful option available to the Chinese-spec T-Cross is a 1.4-liter TSI paired with a seven-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG).