Volkswagen Philippines has set the stage for the local release of the German marque’s globally renowned subcompact SUV, the T-Cross. Manufactured from Volkswagen’s global hubs in Brazil, China and Germany, the T-Cross has plenty in store for local automotive enthusiasts, from the engineering nitty-gritties to the design details.
Despite the current pandemic, Volkswagen Philippines still holds a positive outlook on the automotive industry, remaining enthusiastic for Filipino motorists to get their chance to experience a subcompact SUV that is globally multi-awarded for its safety, design, and engineering.
From Europe to Africa, the T-Cross has reaped recognition from various reputable automotive award-giving bodies and auto shows. It has been given 5 stars in the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Latin NCAP, and the Australian NCAP safety rating, and awarded multiple recognitions such as Best Compact SUV at BusinessCar Awards 2019 in United Kingdom, Compact SUV of the Year at the 2020 Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year in Ireland, the Best “Exterior Volume Brand” at Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 in Germany, the Compact SUV of the Year by UOL Carros 2019 and L’Auto Preferita in Brazil, and and the Compact Family Car category win in the 5th annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards in South Africa.
With global production of the T-Cross in full swing in Volkswagen’s three manufacturing hubs, the subcompact SUV has rolled onto 55 countries as of March 2021, while global sales have shown remarkable increase. From 202,000 units sold in 2019, T-Cross sales enjoyed a 46% growth in 2020, ultimately selling a total of 296,000 units by yearend, despite being a pandemic year with restricted economic activities.
Very soon, T-Cross makes the Philippines its newest market, and becomes the latest addition to Volkswagen Philippines’ roster of premium vehicles, signaling that better, more exciting motoring days are upon us.