The 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross range will see some additional equipment added, but prices are set to rise as a result.
The entry-level Life variant is set to to increase by $810 to a new starting point of $29,200 before on-road costs, with the range-topping Style grade adding $710 to the asking price, now $32,100.
Stock of the 2022 models will filter into dealer lots soon, and note - there are drive-away deals to be had on the T-Cross, including the Life model from $29,990 on-the-road for existing stock.
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What are you getting for you extra expenditure compared to the 2021 VW T-Cross? Well, the Life model adds steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters and auto-folding side mirrors, which were previously reserved for the top-spec car only. Both the Life and the Style model now gain digital radio, too, with the radio tech also being rolled out on all VW models for 2022.
Aside from that there are no other changes, meaning both persist with the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol powertrain, producing 85kW/200Nm, and both remain solely available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
Both versions maintain reasonably strong equipment lists, with the Life grade offering 16-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, manual air-conditioning, an 8.0-inch multimedia system with app-connect functionality (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone mirroring), four USB ports (2x front, 2x rear) and Qi wireless phone charging, black roof rails, a leather steering wheel, front fog-lights, and automatic headlights.
The Style adds a few desirable extras, such as 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, front sports seats and chrome exterior highlights.
But it is worth noting that the base Life misses out on some of the safety gear you might want. Standard it has a reversing camera, AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, driver fatigue detection, parking sensors and low-pressure tyre indicator, but the Style adds adaptive cruise control, auto high-beam lights, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Read our detailed review for more info on options packs and specifications.
2021 Volkswagen T-Cross pricing before on-road costs