Australian details of the 2025 Volkswagen T-Cross have been confirmed ahead of the facelifted small SUV’s local arrival in September 2024.

    Unveiled for Europe in July 2023, the updated T-Cross is understood to see the current generation through to 2026, when it’s expected to be replaced by the Volkswagen ID.2 electric vehicle. 

    The existing T-Cross Life and Style grades will be joined by the top-of-the-range R-Line, which has been promoted from option package status to a standalone variant in Australia.

    Volkswagen Australia hasn’t yet detailed pricing for the refreshed T-Cross range, though it’s expected to incur an increase on the $30,990 before on-road costs starting point of the current lineup.

    Changes across the range include softer dashboard materials, with the Style and R-Line benefitting from leatherette dash and door inserts.

    While the T-Cross Life will remain as the base model, it gets LED headlights (replacing the former halogen lamps), adaptive cruise control with stop and go, automatic high-beam, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, park assist and pre-collision seatbelt tightening.

    It also gets a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, previously reserved for the $2200 Sound and Vision package.

    Carryover equipment from the pre-facelift model includes an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen (with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), a reversing camera, manual climate controls, 16-inch alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep assist.

    Stepping up to the T-Cross Style sees the addition of matrix LED headlights with adaptive high-beam, an illuminated daytime running light strip above the grille, satellite navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus voice control.

    Carryover features from the outgoing T-Cross include 17-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control and chrome roof rails.  

    As the new flagship, the T-Cross R-Line features unique interior and exterior styling, 18-inch alloy wheels, multiple drive modes, rear privacy glass, as well as a Beats sound system.

    There are no changes to the turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine under the bonnet, which continues to produce 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque. 

    Drive is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    In the facelifted T-Cross’s global release, Volkswagen said it had increased the small SUV’s tow ball download by 20kg to 75kg, aimed at e-bike owners.

    Australian pricing and specifications for the Volkswagen T-Cross are expected to be announced closer to its launch in September 2024.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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