VOLKSWAGEN Australia has introduced pricing for its crucial T-Cross small SUV forward of its arrival in Australian showrooms in April, with the model’s smallest SUV set to kick off from $27,990 plus on-road prices.
The Polo-based T-Cross vary will launch with two variants – the 85TSI Life and $30,990 85TSI Style – with the extra highly effective 110TSI Style set to hitch the vary in June, with pricing but to be confirmed.
While not providing the low entry level of a few of its key rivals just like the Mazda CX-Three ($22,710), Renault Captur ($21,990), Hyundai Kona ($24,000) and Honda HR-V ($24,990), the T-Cross hits the mid-range candy spot within the small SUV phase.
Volkswagen Australia buyer expertise and advertising director Jason Bradshaw stated the T-Cross held a technological benefit over its rivals, and bridged the hole between mainstream and luxurious manufacturers.
“Previously Japanese and Korean brands have had this segment to themselves,” he stated. “To say that none can contact the T-Cross for know-how is not any empty boast.
“Now, for the first time, there is an affordable German compact SUV, one that as the Tiguan and Touareg do in their respective segments, transcends the gulf between the mass market brands and those perceived as prestige.”
Standard gear on the entry-level 85TSI Life consists of 16-inchRochester alloy wheels, entrance foglights with static cornering lights, black roof rails, automated headlights, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, guide air con, leather-based multi-function steering wheel, eight.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six-speaker audio and App-Connect, wi-fi telephone charging and 4 USB ports.
On the security aspect, normal package consists of entrance help with metropolis autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian and bike owner monitoring; lane help with driver fatigue detection, parking sensors with manoeuvre braking and a reversing digital camera.
Stepping as much as the 85TSI Style provides 17-inch Bangalore alloys, LED headlights, dual-zone local weather management air-conditioning, keyless entry with energy folding door mirrors, consolation sport entrance seats, carpet mats, chrome end for the roof rails and headlights and paddle shifters.
Added security package extends to Light Assist with auto excessive beam, adaptive cruise management, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and proactive occupant safety system.
Both 85TSI grades are powered by a 1.Zero-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine creating 85kW/200Nm, solely driving the entrance wheels by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.
When the 110TSI Style lobs in June, it is going to add 18-inch Cologne alloy wheels, darkish tinted rear and rear aspect home windows, gloss black door mirrors and black-grey design material and dashboard décor.
Along with the added spec, it’s going to additionally rating a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine good for 110kW of energy and 250Nm of torque.
Option packages embrace the $1200 Driver Assistance package deal for the Life solely, which provides adaptive cruise management, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, park help, proactive occupant safety system and power-folding door mirrors, and the $1900 Sound and Vision package deal for each 85TSI grades which features a digital cockpit, Discover Media sat-nav and a 300W Beats audio system.
An R-Line fashion package deal can also be obtainable for the 85TSI Style ($2500) and 110TSI Style ($1900), which provides aluminium end pedals, R-Line scuff plates and badging, leather-based multi-function sports activities steering wheel, carbon flag sports activities material upholstery in addition to the 18-inch alloys, darkish physique accents and tinted rear and rear aspect home windows which are already commonplace on the 110TSI.
Pure White and Dark Petrol colors might be provided as normal, whereas six metallic hues (Energetic Orange, Limestone Grey, Reflex Silver and Reef Blue) value $600 and Makena Turquoise metallic asks $800.
More particulars of the 110TSI Style shall be made obtainable nearer to its debut in June.
2020 Volkswagen T-Cross pricing*
|85TSI Life (a)||$27,990|
|85TSI Style (a)||$30,990|
*Excludes on-road prices