Is the 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross (truly) up to the challenge?

Yet another stylish and affordable subcompact crossover
by Anthon De Los Santos | Apr 4, 2022

As subcompact crossovers kept coming left and right, Volkswagen decides to get a piece of the action because, well, why not? So, the 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross was launched last March, and it’s vying for your consideration.

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Volkswagen has a penchant for style, and the T-Cross sure isn’t shy to show it. The front and rear exterior match beautifully with the vehicle’s rugged, somewhat menacing look.

The VW interior offers a lot of class, especially in this segment. Passengers will also appreciate how much room the cabin has, not to mention the sleek dashboard, elegant two-toned seats, and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment.

The Chinese show their skill in touchscreens with the T-Cross’ 9.2-inch display. There’s wireless Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink connectivity, and a voice command feature.

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While its style certainly packs a punch, it could’ve done a little better under the hood. It runs on a 111hp, 146Nm 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline engine, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The 2022 VW T-Cross arrived in three variants, with this top-of-the-line SE priced at P1,250,000.

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