The 2025 Volkswagen T-Cross will arrive in Australia from mid-July with higher prices, more tech and greater safety equipment as a part of a mid-life overhaul.

    The existing Volkswagen T-Cross lineup, which consisted of the Life and Style, has been bolstered by the addition of a new R-Line variant, no longer merely an option package.

    Pricing for the T-Cross Life has increased by $3000 to $33,990 before on-road costs, while the T-Cross Style is up by $4000 to $37,490 before on-road costs.

    However, T-Cross Life buyers can benefit from a nationwide drive-away offer, which sees the entry-level SUV priced from $34,990 drive-away.

    That makes it up to $700 cheaper, depending on the state, than the outgoing base model despite packing more standard equipment.

    Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the updated T-Cross will be in dealerships in mid-July 2024. It had previously been confirmed for a September arrival.

    Pricing

    ModelPrice
    2025 Volkswagen T-Cross Life$33,990 (+$3000) or $34,990 drive-away nationwide
    2025 Volkswagen T-Cross Style$37,490 (+$4000)
    2025 Volkswagen T-Cross R-Line$40,990 (NEW)

    Prices exclude on-road costs unless specified.

    Drivetrains

    There are no changes to the Volkswagen T-Cross’s drivetrain for 2025, carrying over from the pre-facelift model.

    2025 Volkswagen T-Cross
    Engine typeTurbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol
    Power85kW
    Torque200Nm
    TransmissionSeven-speed dual-clutch automatic
    Drive typeFront-wheel drive

    Efficiency

    There are no updated fuel consumption figures for the Volkswagen T-Cross, though it’s understood its efficiency is unchanged for 2025.

    2025 Volkswagen T-Cross
    Fuel consumption (combined cycle)5.4L/100km
    Fuel type95 octane (RON) or above unleaded
    Fuel capacity40L

    Dimensions

    Volkswagen Australia hasn’t published updated dimensions for the facelifted T-Cross.

    Below are dimensions for the outgoing model.

    2024 Volkswagen T-Cross
    Length4108mm
    Width1760mm
    Height1583mm
    Wheelbase2563mm
    Boot space (seats up)385L
    Boot space (seats down)1281L
    Towing capacity (unbraked)630kg
    Towing capacity (braked)1100kg

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Volkswagen T-Cross is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty in Australia.

    Though Volkswagen Australia has yet to detail service intervals and pricing for the 2025 T-Cross, the 2024 model required servicing every 15,000km or 12 months (whichever came first).

    The outgoing model is eligible for capped prices for its first five services, which are detailed below.

    Service intervalPrice
    15,000km/12 month$442
    30,000km/24 month$647
    45,000km/36 month$550
    60,000km/48 month$1032
    75,000km/60 month$550

    Volkswagen Australia says it will also offer three- and five-year service packs for the T-Cross, though pricing is yet to be confirmed.

    Safety

    The Volkswagen T-Cross received a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2020, based on tests conducted in 2019. This will expire after six years.

    It recorded results of 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection, 81 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 80 per cent for its safety assist systems.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Travel assist
      • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go plus freeway lane centring
    • Blind-spot monitoring (NEW)
    • Rear cross-traffic alert (NEW)
    • Parking assist (NEW)
    • Proactive passenger protection system (activated if an imminent collision is detected, NEW)
      • Windows and sliding roof closed to a small gap
      • Front seat belts tightened
      • Hazard lights activated
    • Reversing camera

    Standard equipment

    The 2025 Volkswagen T-Cross Life is equipped as standard with:

    • 16-inch ‘Nottingham’ alloy wheels
    • LED headlights (NEW)
    • Automatic high-beam (NEW)
    • Power-folding door mirrors
    • Surround lighting with light projection (NEW)
    • Roof rails
    • Leather multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (NEW)
    • 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wireless smartphone charging
    • Manual climate controls

    The T-Cross Style adds: 

    • 17-inch ‘Manila’ alloy wheels
    • Matrix LED headlights with adaptive high-beam (NEW)
    • Illuminated daytime running light grille strip (NEW)
    • Chrome roof rails
    • Keyless entry
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster with widescreen map functionality
    • Satellite navigation (NEW)
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (NEW)
    • Voice control (NEW)

    T-Cross R-Line variants gain:

    • 18-inch ‘Misano’ alloy wheels
    • R-Line interior and exterior styling
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Multiple drive modes
    • Beats sound system

    Colours

    Paint options are yet to be locked in, though metallic and pearl effect finishes will set buyers back an extra $600, while the R-Line can be ordered in Kings Red metallic for a $900 premium.

    MORE: Everything Volkswagen T-Cross

    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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