With the local launch of the Volkswagen T-Cross getting closer, Volkswagen Philippines finally revealed of what’s in store for buyers of the highly-awaited global model.
As reported earlier, the forthcoming global subcompact SUV will be offered in two variants: the MPI AT S and MPI AT SE. These two will share a common powertrain: a 1.5-liter Euro 6-rated engine mated to a six-speed tiptronic transmission that capable of delivering up to 113hp and 145Nm torque.
This will power the crossover with that is 4,218mm long, 1,760 wide and 1,599 tall), and Volkswagen Philippines President Felipe Estrella III, with utmost confidence, said that this engine can amply move the body—and the possible load—with ease.
The Volkswagen T-Cross will be offered in five colors: Polar White and Chinchilla Gray (available in both lines) and the higher-variant-exclusive hues Syringa Violet, Romance Red, and Tribu. Providing accent inside the cabin are the body-color interior trims which (presented solely in the SE grade).
Providing their separate identities for the offerings—aside from the body color availability—are other distinguishing features that include alloy wheels (MPI AT S sits on 16-inch, MPI AT SE on 17-inch) and the roof rails (silver on the top-class; black on the lower-end offer).
For an elevated passenger experience, the Volkswagen T-Cross also features a roomy and equally versatile cabin. The subcompact SUV bears the longest wheelbase in the five-seater subcompact SUV class with 2,651mm and can seat five occupants while offering 329 liters of luggage space at the back. When seats are folded, the space expands to 1,319 liters. Speaking of seats, only those in the MPI AT SE will don leather/fabric seats; the MPI AT S will wear have fabric ones.
While the incoming model has the same infotainment system (with AppConnect) the higher-tier model will have a 9.2-inch display while the other gets an eigh-inch.
The T-Cross MPI AT SE is fitted with a panoramic sunroof, and gets ambient lighting and LED with daytime running lights for its headlamps.
Coming standard on the Volkswagen T-Cross are cruise control, USB ports in the front and rear, and safety features such as rear park distance control, tire pressure monitor, and electronic stabilization program.
Further, the MPI AT SE gets side and curtain airbags, autonomous emergency braking, a rearview camera and rear air-conditioning vents.
With the suggested retail price starting at ₱1.098 million for the MPI AT S, and ₱1.198 million for the 1.5 MP AT SE, would you be interested to get a T-Cross?
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