About a month ago, Volkswagen Philippines officially opened the order books for the 2021 T-Cross. Serving as their B-segment crossover in the market, it's set to take on the likes of the MG ZS, Ford EcoSport, Geely Coolray, and the Kia Seltos.

It's set to be launched this coming May 26, 2021, and will be available in two variants: S and SE. The former retails for PHP 1,098,000 while the latter has a sticker price of PHP 1,198,000. Should customers get one before its launch next Wednesday, they are entitled to a PHP 30,000 early bird discount.

All well and good, but what can customers expect more from the 2021 T-Cross? We already know some of its specs and features like its 1.5-liter engine, the exterior and interior design, as well as some of its standard amenities.

To know more, we list down some of the coolest features the T-Cross will have once it's officially launched in the country next week.


Colorful inside and out

A total of five colors will be available for the 2021 T-Cross. These are Polar White, Chinchilla Gray, Romance Red, Tribu Yellow, and Syringa Violet. Should customers go for the last three colors, the interior trim pieces will also be painted in the same exterior color. Not only will this give the T-Cross a more youthful vibe, but it will surely give the cabin a livelier appearance.


Longest wheelbase in its class

Unlike other markets which get the standard wheelbase version, the PH-spec T-Cross gets the long-wheelbase (LWB) version which is at 2651mm. Since it's longer by 120mm than a standard T-Cross, Volkswagen's new crossover has beaten the likes of the Coolray (2600mm), ZS (2585mm), EcoSport (2519mm), Seltos (2630mm), as well as the CS35 Plus (2600mm). Thanks to its class-leading wheelbase, Volkswagen claims the T-Cross has a flexible space of 329 liters to 1,319 liters.


Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay

Technophiles will be happy to know that the T-Cross will come with a touchscreen infotainment system. What's more is that it will come with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, besides Bluetooth. Need to make changes on the screen without averting your eyes from the road? Volkswagen says that the top-of-the-range SE will feature gesture control. That way, you can adjust the volume or go to a different menu without needing to touch the screen itself.


Charging ports for the rear passengers

Passengers seated at the back will no longer need to bring long charging cables when riding the T-Cross. That's because Volkswagen fitted the crossover with both USB-A and USB-C charging ports. Located below the rear aircon vents, this will allow rear passengers to easily recharge their mobile devices with ease without having to rely on the front charging ports.


Remote operating of windows

Perhaps serving as the quirkiest feature of the T-Cross is the remote control operation of the windows. While some might see this as a mere party trick, imagine having the ability to vent out the heat from a car's interior on a hot summer's day. With the T-Cross remote control feature, you can simply open the windows and let the hot air out before starting it up.


The T-Cross might not have the most powerful engine under the hood or the flashiest of exteriors. What it does make up for are its cool and practical features that some of its competitors lack. Not only that, the T-Cross bounces back in terms of cabin and luggage space thanks to its class-leading wheelbase.


With just a few days left before its launch next week, customers that are looking to get a new T-Cross better hurry as the early bird discount will only be valid before May 26, 2021.