Volkswagen has launched a Black Edition grade for its popular T-Cross model, offering buyers more style and standard equipment, but still at an affordable price.

The German firm introduced the T-Cross in 2019 as its smallest SUV-like model, yet still offering plenty of interior space for its compact size. And the range has now been bolstered with this new Black Edition grade, which is distinguished by its black 17-inch alloy wheels, black roof rails and door mirrors. It also receives a black grille and tinted rear windows to give it a more stylish look.

Inside, the model comes with a distinctive grey and gloss black dashboard, along with Titan Black comfort seats, while this edition also adds full LED headlights and front and rear parking sensors on top of the SE trim level, which it’s based on.

Other equipment includes adaptive cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, along with an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

Volkswagen says the Black Edition’s extra equipment adds up to more than £2,000, though it only costs £500 more than the SE, with this new trim available from £21,035.

All models come with a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine, either available with a 94bhp output that features a five-speed manual gearbox, or with 108bhp – this latter output coming with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic.

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.”