The PH-spec Volkswagen T-Cross gets a 111hp 1.5-liter engine and a P1.098-M starting price

To be launched next month
by Drei Laurel | Apr 21, 2021
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In March 2020, Volkswagen Philippines confirmed that it would be introducing the T-Cross in the local market. If this is a release you’ve been keeping an eye on, you’ll be happy to know that we finally have a launch window, as well as the vehicle’s official specs and pricing details.

In the Philippines, the Volkswagen T-Cross will be launched on May 26, 2021, packing a 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of 111hp and up to 145Nm of torque mated to a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. Only two variants will be available, and you can check out their prices below:

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross

  1. T-Cross 1.5 MPI AT S – P1,098,000
  2. 1.5 MPI AT SE – P1,198,000

Five colors are available: Tribu, Syringa Violet, Romance Red, Polar White, and Chinchilla Gray. Those looking for a more vibrant interior appearance may take interest in SE units, as these will feature cabins trimmed with your choice of exterior color. Nice.

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The Volkswagen T-Cross

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The brand is banking on the offering’s stylish appearance and practical size to lure customers in. Despite its compact proportions, the local T-Cross sits on a 2,651mm wheelbase—which Volkswagen Philippines claims is the longest in the segment—that promises ample space and utility.

With the seats up, the T-Cross can easily seat five people and carry up to 329 liters of cargo. The latter is a figure that increases to 1,319 liters with the rear seats folded. Volkswagen is also hyping up the SUV’s feature list, which includes an Apple CarPlay-capable infotainment system, rear A/C vents, and USB sockets for rear passengers.

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Autonomous emergency braking is also available to go along with six airbags, which isn’t something you see too often at this price point. A rear camera and rear park distance control are also present.

The Volkswagen T-Cross Rear Close Up

While the vehicle’s launch is still more than a month away, Volkswagen Philippines has already made the T-Cross available for reservation. What’s more, customers who place an order prior to launch will get P30,000 slashed off the standard price tag.

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Well, this is another release to look forward to this year. How do you think the T-Cross will stack up against other local subcompact SUVs?

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