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, 06/07/23 – Volkswagen 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.
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.