Volkswagen Australia has increased the T-Cross light SUV’s pricing for the first time since its launch last May.
As before, the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Juke and Ford Puma rival is available in two variants, with the entry-level 85TSI Style and flagship 85TSI Sport both up $400, to $28,390 and $31,390 plus on-road costs respectively.
CarsGuide has contacted Volkswagen Australia to find out why the T-Cross is now more expensive, with exchange-rate pressures expected to have prompted the move. As such, standard equipment is likely to carry over.
For reference, the 85TSI Style and 85TSI Sport are powered by an 85kW/200Nm 1.0-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine, which sends drive to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Motivated by a punchier 110kW/250Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit, a new 110TSI Style variant was set to be added to the range in the second half of last year, but Volkswagen Australia ultimately couldn’t establish a strong business case for it.
2021 Volkswagen T-Cross pricing before on-road costs
|85TSI Life||automatic||$28,390 (+$400)|
|85TSI Style||automatic||$31,390 (+$400)|