Volkswagen is close to offering a full SUV range. It has the Touareg and Tiguan at the top end, and the Golf-based T-Roc sitting in the middle.
Now, at the bottom end of the range, there’s the Polo-based T-Cross.
The brand’s new entry-level SUV goes head-to-head with the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke, although it sacrifices some style in favour of luggage an occupant space compared to those two.
The T-Cross is available in just two variants, Life and Style, priced at $27,990 and $30,990 before on-road costs, respectively.
- 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Life: $27,990
- 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Style: $30,990
All prices exclude on-road costs.
To get a more accurate idea of pricing you can use the Volkswagen T-Cross configurator to build an price one in your own specifications. Additionally you can use Volkswagen’s Finance Calculator to get an idea of repayments.
The 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross is available exclusively with a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. It produces 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
All T-Cross models are front-wheel drive.
The 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross consumes 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle. It requires 95RON premium unleaded fuel.
The 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross measures 4108mm long, 1583mm tall, and 1760mm wide.
Cargo volume measures 455L, expanding to 1281L with the rear seats folded.
ANCAP has recorded a rating of five stars for the T-Cross.
That’s based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2019, where the T-Cross received an adult protection score of 97 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 85 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 81 per cent, and a safety assist score of 80 per cent.
All 2020 T-Cross models come standard with city-speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, as well as lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, anti-lock brakes, and front and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag. The 85TSI Style adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
You can find further information on these safety systems on the official Volkswagen T-Cross website.
The T-Cross 85TSI Life comes standard with the following features:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Cruise control
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
- Wireless phone charging
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
There are two option packages available. The $1900 Sound and Vision package adds a 300W Beats premium sound system, 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit and satellite navigation, while the $1200 driver assistance package adds:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Semi-autonomous parking assist
Over the 85TSI Life, the 85TSI Style adds the features of the driver assistance package plus:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Dual-zone climate control
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- LED headlights
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- Paddle shifters
- Ambient lighting
The Sound and Vision package remains a $1900 option, while the $2500 R-Line package adds:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Black headliner
- R-Line bodykit
To see a side-by-side comparison of all the standard features and options offered between each of the variants download the official Volkswagen T-Cross brochure. Further details can be found within the official Volkswagen T-Cross website.
The 2020 Volkswagen T-Cross is covered by Volkswagen’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
It requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. A five-year servicing care plan is available, which costs $1800 for five years/75,000 km.