Volkswagen is known for its practical designs but compared with the Polo, the T-Cross Style is a bit more fun, particularly in this optional 'Reef Blue' paint, which is an extra $600. This review focuses on the Style with the 'R-Line' package which adds an additional $2600 to the price.
One of the main design features for the Style is the black grille and the LED highlights. The contours of the T-Cross show its shape off well and help it look a bit different compared to other vehicles in the Volkswagen stable.
The R-Line package gives you the front and rear bumpers in the body colour and 18-inch alloy wheels. It also comes with chrome roof racks, chrome highlights, rear and rear side tinted windows and a black rear spoiler.
You get R-Line badging, sports front seats trimmed in cloth and microfibre, which feel like a combination of leather, suede and cloth. I found them a bit stiff, but they do come with lumbar support.
If you like the look, the R-Line comes with 'race' decorative dashboard panelling, the leather steering wheel is comfortable to use, and there are aluminium pedal covers, a lower air intake and a rear diffuser.
I like the positioning of the accelerator pedal compared to some versions of the Polo I've driven which I've found to be at an uncomfortable angle, leaving me with hip pain after a long drive.
There is a digital instrument display but it’s quite simple, it’s missing the teched out touches of its cousin – the Skoda Kamiq. You can add the optional 'Sound & Vision Package' (digital cockpit and premium audio) for another $2200 if you want to upgrade.