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Volkswagen T-Cross 2021: limited-run CityLife brings bamboo-themed styling


Not one to lax on some noticeable sales momentum, Volkswagen has introduced a funky special edition of the T-Cross to help fill out the lineup.

Volkswagen has announced a special edition of the 2021 T-Cross small SUV known as the Citylife which will temporarily join the Australian lineup in April.

The T-Cross CityLife will sit in the middle of the range with a price of $30,390 (before on-roads) and will offer a series of upgrades over the base 85TSI Life such as 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows and keyless entry.

Volkswagen T-Cross CityLife 2021 front
Volkswagen will introduce the T-Cross CityLife into the Australia range in April

Other added features such as sport seats and dual-zone climate control should make the T-Cross CityLife a nicer place to be while the addition of blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert will make it safer.

Volkswagen is offering the T-Cross CityLife in a choice of two colour themes known as Bamboo Garden and the creatively named Black. 

The Bamboo Garden theme uses black-bamboo material within the seat upholstery, with the wooden theme continuing to the door mirror covers and alloy wheels. Both versions are fitted with a black and grey dashboard covering.

Volkswagen T-Cross CityLife 2021 interior
The T-Cross CityLife packs a series of styling upgrades and niceties such as dual-zone climate control and added safety features

Similarly, the Black theme uses a black and grey upholstery, black 17-inch alloys and gloss black door mirrors.

Buyers wanting a bit of extra kit can option the Sound and Vision package for an extra $1,900 which adds a Beats premium audio system, a digital driver’s display and wireless functionality for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Volkswagen T-Cross Australia review 2020
The T-Cross CityLife will sit in the middle of the range with a price of $30,390 before on-roads

Under the bonnet remains the punchy one-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque which is sent to a seven-speed DSG and the front wheels.

Volkswagen says it will manufacture 1,000 units of the T-Cross CityLife but it is not clear how many will make it to Australia.

Volkswagen T-Cross 2021: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • T-Cross 85TSI Life: $28,390
  • T-Cross CityLife: $30,390
  • T-Cross 85TSI Style: $31,390