Volkswagen has bolstered its T-Cross range with the introduction of a new Black Edition.
Based on the existing SE trim level, the Black Edition brings - as the name suggests - a range of black-coloured accents and trim pieces for a stealthier, more undercover look.
The roof rails, for instance, are now finished in black alongside the door mirror housings, front grille and bumper trim. Black 17-inch alloy wheels continue the theme, while models also benefit from high-performance LED headlights, replacing the standard halogen units.
Inside, the effect is mirrored through the use of gloss black and platinum grey inserts for the dashboard, while the sports comfort seats are also trimmed in black upholstery.
A variety of optional extras can be selected to personalise the car further, with highlights including a 300-watt six-speaker audio setup by Beats (£445) and two-zone climate control (£875). Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit setup can also be added for an additional £385.
Claire Haynes, T-Cross product manager at Volkswagen UK, said:
You can’t help but love the T-Cross – it’s got dinky dimensions but a big personality, city-friendly agility and family-friendly practicality, all in a small but tough compact SUV package. With extra technology, style and convenience, the T-Cross Black Edition builds on three of the model’s key strengths to create a truly impressive car.
The Black Edition is available with a 1.0-litre engine with either 94bhp or 109bhp. The former arrives with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the latter can be specified with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for the Black Edition start from £21,035, which represents a £500 increase over the standard SE despite the inclusion of more than £2,000 worth of additional equipment.