July 2, 2021

5 Reasons Why The Volkswagen T-Cross Is All About Good Vibes

In the past couple of years, Volkswagen has been slowly setting in motion specific changes that are aimed at rekindling the hearts and minds of the Filipino market. In 2019, Volkswagen officially introduced its new redesigned corporate and sound logo. This allowed it to transition into the digital age, not to mention giving the brand a warmer tonality and a fresh, confident personality.

Fast-forward to 2021, and despite the challenges of the biggest global health crisis the world has experienced in decades, Volkswagen Philippines has spring in their step. Proudly unveiling the 2021 T-Cross, it’s a launch that represents a refresh of the brand locally.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here are five reasons why the 2021 T-Cross is all about good vibes.

#1. It is built the Volkswagen way.

Volkswagen has the reputation of being one of the most well-built vehicles around (just ask your parents about the OG Beetle).

The T-Cross is no exception. The exterior is simple and classic, exuding design elements that will outlast the latest Fall Collection. Yet, look closer and it has a crisp, modern look that makes it attractive to today’s style-setters.

Of course, it still knows how to have fun. The 5 vibrant colorways of the T-Cross (Tribu, Syringa Violet, Romance Red, Polar White, and Chinchilla Gray) were carefully chosen to complement almost any personality. Whether you’re subtle and classy, or outgoing and adventurous, there is surely a match for you.

#2. It is made for the long haul.

By “long haul,” we mean that the Volkswagen T-Cross is suited to the daily grind. And then some. By its looks alone, the Volkswagen T-Cross was obviously designed for the young and ambitious.

That being said, it is also made for the spunky and outgoing individual—the imaginative, adventure-seeking alter-ego who enjoys the company of a long drive toward a new destination, ideally with friends in tow. So, don’t forget to pack your sunglasses (and an overnight bag), because the T-Cross is always ready for that weekend out-of-town getaway.

It offers a direct, easy-to-use cabin with generous seating and legroom capacity, thanks to its long wheelbase. This allows the cabin to comfortably seat five—no need to be fighting over legroom here. The cargo hold is also cavernous, making it possible to store daily work bags and equipment, about a week’s worth of groceries, or enough space for the essentials of a weekend barkada trip. Just make sure you leave all the negativity out the door.

#3. It has all the right features you love.

More than space, the Volkswagen T-Cross complements the dynamic, fast-paced lifestyle of today’s on-the-go career person. You’re always in touch with features like an 8-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay.

With a simple, easy-to-use connection and near-instant connection, there’s no time wasted in navigating toward your favorite Spotify playlist. A few swipes and a click, and you’ve got the latest Billboard hit (or your favorite radio station!) keeping you company as you take the T-Cross down the highway.

Other key amenities include a multi-function steering wheel—a plus for safety and for making sure that the eyes stay on the road at all times. There are USB A and Type C charging ports in the front and rear of the cabin, a must if you’re going to be livestreaming the whole day; and standard cupholders for tumbler and coffee cup placement in case you feel the need to drive thru.

#4. It has your safety in mind – all the time.

Not that confident in driving? Don’t worry—the T-Cross has got you. It has standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), 16-inch alloy wheels (17-inch for the SE), and tire pressure monitoring system keeping you confident as you rack in the miles.

Plus, its multitude of airbags and its cutting-edge structure—Volkswagen’s newest MQB A0 platform—ensures all-around safety. You could say that it’s the Manny Pacquiao of the vehicle safety world since it holds numerous awards under its young belt such as 5-star ratings from the European, Latin, and Australian NCAP.

#5. Owning one is easy.

Let’s face it. People today have more important things to worry about than keeping track of their car’s next PMS—like building a career, juggling side hustles, TikTok-ing, while trying to keep themselves fit and healthy.

With this in mind, Volkswagen makes ownership of the 2021 T-Cross easier and hassle-free. Like all other Volkswagen models, the T-Cross requires just a once-a-year visit to the dealer. This makes everything so much more convenient and more affordable to maintain—up to 40 percent less than the competition with savings that range between P 12,000 to P 15,000 per year.

The Volkswagen T-Cross also carries with it a 3-year or 100,000-kilometer warranty period (whichever comes first) and a warranty of 2 years on spare parts. All this makes the upkeep even easier on the pocket, especially in challenging times like these.

The Bottom Line

No doubt about it — the entry of the 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross has certainly made a mark in the sub-compact SUV segment. Made for the smart, the young, and the spunky, this is one vehicle that answers the demands of a diverse and dynamic market, and is designed to amplify the very personality of its owner, whatever that may be.

Volkswagen Philippines carries 2 variants of the T-Cross, the 180 MPI AT S and the 180 MPI AT SE. Prices start at P1.098M for the T-Cross S variant.

For more information about the 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross, visit the official website.

Words by Gen Tiu
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