City-sized SUV gains a new special edition variant with additional standard equipment and a choice of style-oriented design themes.
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  • 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross price and specs detailed
  • CityLife limited-edition to land in April with added extras
  • Bamboo Garden and Black 'dynamic colour themes' offered
  • Priced from $30,390 before on-road costs

The 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross will gain a new value-focused CityLife special edition next month.

Priced from $30,390 before on-road costs – $2000 more than the T-Cross 85TSI Life on which it's based – the CityLife will be limited to 1000 units across Volkswagen showrooms throughout Australia, all of which add a range of previously-optional or unavailable features as standard.

Additional features over the Life include dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, 'comfort' sports seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and power-folding exterior mirrors.

A choice of two 'colour themes' are also available, offering differing selections of personalisation features: Bamboo Garden and Black.

The Bamboo Garden theme adds black/bamboo-coloured seat trim, larger 17-inch 'Manila' alloy wheels with a black and 'bamboo' (teal blue) finish, black/grey dashboard decor, gloss bamboo-hued mirror caps, tinted rear side and rear window glass, and a CityLife badge on the tailgate.

Above and top: Volkswagen T-Cross CityLife, with the Bamboo Garden theme selected.

Meanwhile, the Black variant scores black/grey seat trim and dashboard inlays, gloss black mirror caps, 17-inch black-accented 'Manila' alloy wheels with machined surfaces, and the aforementioned tinted rear side and rear window glass, and CityLife tailgate badge.

Option packs are limited to the $1900 Sound & Vision package, which adds a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, satellite navigation, a 300-watt Beats premium sound system and wireless smartphone mirroring.

Pure White exterior paint is standard across both variants, with the Bamboo Garden available with Limestone Grey Metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect for an extra $600, while the Black theme offers Reef Blue Metallic and Energetic Orange Metallic for the same cost premium.

Powering the T-Cross CityLife is a carry-over 1.0-litre turbo petrol three-cylinder, sending 85kW and 200Nm to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

As a refresher, standard equipment on the 85TSI Life includes 16-inch alloy wheels, manual air conditioning, an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, a leather steering wheel, automatic halogen headlights, front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers and four USB ports.

Above: Volkswagen T-Cross CityLife, with the Black design theme selected.

It also features autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, manual cruise control, driver attention monitoring and a tyre pressure loss indicator.

Stepping up to the 85TSI Style adds (over the Life) 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, auto high-beam, adaptive cruise control, semi-autonomous parking, paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, 'comfort' sports seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and power-folding exterior mirrors – the latter six shared with the CityLife.

The 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross CityLife will go on sale in April.

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Australian pricing

  • T-Cross 85TSI Life – $28,390
  • T-Cross CityLife (Black or Bamboo Garden) – $30,390
  • T-Cross 85TSI Style – $31,390

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs.