Volkswagen’s entry-level SUV, the T-Cross, has received some additional equipment for 2022 plus slightly higher prices.
Both the Life and Style receive DAB digital radio, which is being rolled out across every 2022 Volkswagen model line.
The base Life also scores paddle shifters and power-folding mirrors.
Prices are up by $710 for the Style and $810 for the Life.
The T-Cross is one of the few Volkswagen models not experiencing supply issues at the moment. Despite its tiny model range, it’s also proving to be one of the most popular models in the light SUV segment.
To the end of August, Volkswagen has sold 4312 examples. That puts it ahead of the Ford Puma (2323) and Nissan Juke (1646), and behind only the indomitable Mazda CX-3 (10,679), Toyota Yaris Cross (5406), and cheaper Kia Stonic (4880).
- 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Life: $29,200 (+$810)
- 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI Style: $32,100 (+$710)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
To get a more accurate idea of pricing you can use the Volkswagen T-Cross configurator to build and price one in your own specifications. Additionally you can use Volkswagen’s Finance Calculator to get an idea of repayments.
The 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross is available exclusively with a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque. It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
All T-Cross models are front-wheel drive.
The claimed 0-100km/h time is 10.2 seconds.
The 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross uses 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle. It requires 95RON premium unleaded fuel and has a 40L fuel tank.
The 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross measures 4108mm long, 1583mm tall, and 1760mm wide on a 2563mm wheelbase.
Cargo volume measures 455L, expanding to 1281L with the rear seats folded.
The 2022 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.
Volkswagen offers three- and five-year servicing plans. The three-year plan costs $1100, while the five-year plan costs $1850.
The Volkswagen T-Cross has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2019.
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 2022 T-Cross models come standard with the following safety equipment:
- City-speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane-departure warning
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
- Driver’s knee airbag
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
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 85TSI Life comes standard with the following features:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- DAB digital radio
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Cruise control
- Wireless phone charging
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Paddle shifters
The $1900 Sound and Vision package adds:
- 300W Beats premium sound system
- 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit
- Satellite navigation
- Wireless smartphone mirroring
The $1200 driver assistance package adds:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot monitoring
- 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
- LED headlights
- Keyless entry and start
- 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.