Volkswagen reveals new T‑Cross: major update for the successful compact SUV

Volkswagen has unveiled the first details and images of the new T‑Cross,: The car arrives with a revamped design, enhanced standard features, new technology, and a redesigned high-quality interior. In just four years, the T‑Cross has climbed to a leading position among compact SUVs: around 1.2 million people have already opted for this versatile Volkswagen. With an average of 300,000 units produced every year, the T‑Cross stands as one of the most successful Volkswagen models worldwide.

Contemporary exterior design and fresh new colours. From the outside, the updated T‑Cross is instantly recognisable by the new design of its front and rear, featuring new integrated LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and LED taillight clusters. The IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights are a completely new Volkswagen development and make their debut on the T‑Cross. Three new, fresh colours have joined the model range: the solid colour Grape Yellow (a crisp, sporty yellow), Clear Blue Metallic (an elegant and refreshing light blue) and Kings Red Metallic (a vivid, striking red).

New infotainment system generation and upgraded interior. The central element in the interior of the new T‑Cross is the free-standing infotainment display. The standard touchscreen has a diagonal measurement of 20.3 cm (eight inches). Moreover, all versions of the four-door five-seater will now feature digital instruments as standard. The dash panel in the T‑Cross has also been completely revamped: as in larger VW models, the dash panel now includes soft-upholstered and significantly higher-quality surface materials. This higher quality also extends to the front door trims of the Style and R-Line versions.

The T‑Cross has always boasted one of the most spacious and versatile interiors of all compact SUVs. It stands out with its proven operating concept, well-arranged space for up to five people, a rear bench seat that can be moved by 140 mm, and an incredibly flexible luggage compartment. Even when fully occupied, the T‑Cross offers a luggage compartment capacity of between 385 and up to 455 litres. If you fold down the rear bench seat (60:40 split), this creates a flat load area with a storage volume of up to 1,281 litres.

Travel Assist offers notably improved comfort. Equipped with Travel Assist, the new T‑Cross is one of the only vehicles in its class globally to offer greater longitudinal and lateral vehicle control. Based on the traffic ahead and the permitted speed, the T‑Cross can automatically adjust the vehicle’s speed with acceleration and braking. Lane Assist is also available to help keep the vehicle in its lane. Equipped with the DSG, the new T‑Cross can perform stop-and-go operations automatically.

LED headlights, LED taillights and "Digital Cockpit" come as standard. The considerably upgraded basic version of the T‑Cross will now include features such as new LED headlights (replacing halogen), new LED taillight clusters, a multifunction camera, and a new, free-standing infotainment display for all versions. The Life version features new 16-inch alloy wheels and a leather multifunction steering wheel. The top-tier models are the Style (for more elegance) and R-Line (with sporty accents) specification packages. The new T‑Cross models are driven by the well-known, efficient TSI engine from Volkswagen.

The Australian market launch for dealers is slated to commence in the third quarter of 2024. Despite the extensive enhancements, the new T‑Cross will still come with a very attractive base price. Customers who place orders for new vehicles after the final sales based on the current model will receive the updated T‑Cross when deliveries begin in the third quarter of 2024. This early preview allows both customers and the media to get a good look at this major T‑Cross update,.