The Volkswagen T-Cross has followed its larger T-Roc sibling in getting a mid-life update focused on improving interior ambience.

    The updated T-Cross is due in Australia in the third quarter of 2024.

    UPDATE, 06/07/23Volkswagen Australia has clarified when the updated T-Cross will arrive here.

    Inside the refreshed cabin, there’s a new dash panel with soft-touch materials, replacing the hard dashboard of the outgoing model.

    Style and R-Line models also get soft-touch front door trims.

    A choice of free-standing 8.0- and 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment systems are available, while a digital instrument cluster is standard across the range.

    A manual air-conditioning system is standard, with an automatic climate control set-up optional and featuring back-lit touch capacitive sliders.

    LED headlights are now standard, with IQ.Light matrix LED headlights newly available.

    LED daytime running lights now form an interrupted light bar of sorts across the front end, similar to that on the Golf and T-Roc, while there are also new graphics for the LED tail lights.

    Three new colours join the palette: Grape Yellow, Clear Blue Metallic and Kings Red Metallic. There are also new wheel designs.

    It’s the latest Volkswagen to gain the brand’s Level 2 autonomous driving system, Travel Assist, which combines lane-keep assist and lane-centring functions with adaptive cruise control with stop/go.

    Volkswagen has made no mention of any mechanical changes, indicating a carryover range of engines.

    In Australia, the T-Cross is available exclusively with a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 85kW of power and 200Nm of torque, mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

    For those who want to tow with their T-Cross, Volkswagen says it has increased tow ball download by 20kg to 75kg to better accommodate owners of e-bikes.

    Volkswagen says it has sold around 1.2 million T-Cross SUVs globally since its launch in 2018.

    To the end of June, Volkswagen Australia has sold 3042 examples of the T-Cross. That makes it the brand’s third best-selling model, behind only the Tiguan (3864) and T-Roc (4420).

    MORE: Everything Volkswagen T-Cross

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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