VW T-Cross: Fun is the name of the game

If adventure is your thing, then you need a crossover that fits your lifestyle. You need something that has the same energy as you, with the technology to match and the space for all your gear.

There are many choices, but none of them are like the T-Cross.

Let's take a look at what this new crossover from Volkswagen has to offer.

The looks to thrill

The looks to thrill

The Volkswagen T-Cross certainly has an adventurous design. Just look at it! Colorful inside and out, but clean-cut like what a proper VW should be. It’s bold of Volkswagen to make such a model, and it’s all the better for it.

Millennials and other young professionals will find that it is easy to fall in love with the T-Cross’ appealing nature, but it’s also just as capable to bring you on some of life’s many adventures, all you have to do is get in it and drive.

For the 2022 model update, the Volkswagen T-Cross SE gets a new Active Info Display (AID); a significant update in form and function over the conventional instrument cluster.

Crossover to a new destination

Crossover to a new destination

For some of the more unforeseen bumps and potholes in many of life’s roads, the T-Cross gives you added peace of mind with its 180mm of ground clearance. Being a crossover, it gets the best of both worlds from the SUV and sedan spaces. A tall ride height allows for you to go pretty much anywhere, even if the roads end. Once the roads begin again, the suspension and chassis make quick work of asphalt or concrete, making for a great city cruiser that is similar in ride comfort to a low-slung sedan.

Volkswagen designed the T-Cross to accommodate a wide array of scenarios, and its chassis is built for strength and durability. However, even if it is engineered to be stiff enough for the rigors of road travel and then some, it still retains car-like driving dynamics and the same level of comfort you can expect from a bonafide road car.

Go far and keep on going

Go far and keep on going

It’s no secret that Volkswagen’s engines are quite a frugal bunch. These motors save fuel like there is no tomorrow, and the T-Cross benefits from the 1.5-liter gasoline engine in the VW stable. Fuel economy tests show that the car averages 16.9 km/l when cruising down the highway. Long adventures await, but huge gas bills can take a back seat on your trip.

You’re also not strapped for power and torque. Given that it is a light car, the T-Cross packs just enough power for you to use every day without tiring or worrying about it being a little too much for you to handle. At 113 PS and 145 Nm of torque, it makes for a good cargo hauler for most tasks.

Space for the things you need and want

Space for the things you need and more for your wants

Five-door crossovers are some of the best-selling body styles out in the market today, and the T-Cross takes advantage of that form factor to give owners a versatile motoring experience. Cargo space is more than enough to accommodate large bags and passengers. With all the seats up, and with the car able to seat five comfortably, you get up to 329 liters of space for everything you need.

If you’re yearning for fewer passengers and more cargo space, don’t worry because you can fold down the rear seats to reveal a flat loading bay for even more stuff. Take note that the cargo area is also tall, so don’t be shocked when we tell you that you can get up to 1,319 liters of space for everything you need and more.

Quite literally on top of that, you get a set of roof rails that can accommodate a wide variety of aftermarket roof rails that can hold bicycles, luggage, and more. The sky is the limit with the roof rail system, and so is the cargo capacity on and in the T-Cross.

Map out your journey

Map out your journey

There is no point in getting a car if you don’t have a destination in mind, and it is equally as worrying to have a destination but have no clue how to get there in the first place. Everyone knows about Waze and Google Maps nowadays, so you don’t have to worry much about getting around. However, if you have to constantly pick up and look at your phone, that’s a little worrying because even if it isn’t texting, you shouldn’t be doing it while driving.

So an ingenious solution that’s been populating cars over the years is the inclusion of Wireless Apple CarPlay. Keep both your hands on the wheel and maintain full control over your music, maps, and even access your messages with your voice. Once you get a taste of the T-Cross' Wireless Apple CarPlay, it’ll be hard to go back. Volkswagen also makes it easy for you to see what is going on and where you’re headed next with its 9.2-inch touch screen. See your maps, your music, and all your calls all from one large and vibrant display.

Don’t admire it too much, though, you’re still driving.

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Enjoy life

Ease of ownership

Owning a Volkswagen means you only have to bring your car in for periodic maintenance once a year (or every 10,000 km, whichever comes first); you also get 1 year free 24/7 emergency roadside assistance; and a 3-year 100,000 km warranty.

The 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross SE retails for Php 1,250,000 and is available in vibrant color options such as Tribu, Syringa Violet, Romance Red, Polar White, and Chinchilla Grey; while the S variant retails for Php 1,098,000 and is available in Polar White and Chinchilla Grey.

To know more about the Volkswagen T-Cross, head on over to https://www.volkswagen.com.ph/en/models/t-cross or visit your nearest Volkswagen dealership.