If you only notice one thing in the image above, it should be this: that T-Cross is loaded. Yes, the load-fullness of tech took prime in our long-term 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross.
Climb inside and you’ll notice that the interior of the T-Cross is also typical Volkswagen with a clean sheet design and well-organised layout. The infotainment screen and centre stack were clearly lifted from the latest Polo model as well.
This is not a bad thing at all, but I do wish the T-Cross had more cubby holes and small storage spaces in the dashboard and console. The T-Cross may have inherited the Polo’s good points, but the hiccups have come along with that too.
The aforementioned 8-inch media screen allows for access to radio and media functions, along with app-connect for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There’s also enhanced navigation and infotainment with Sirius XM connected services, and the analogue gauges are also replaced with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.
That allows the driver to move the map display from the centre console screen to the driver’s screen. In this mode, only the directions are displayed on the centre console without the map. Most of the cars infotainment options can be accessed via the Digital Cockpit.
A new steering wheel has been added, which VW mentioned that should be more intuitive in its secondary controls, while the door inserts and seats get exciting accent colour and finishing options. Wireless phone charging and a Beats audio system are available. Our specific test unit came fitted with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit – which comes at an additional fee.