An Overview of the New Volkswagen T-Cross
As we roll into the second half of 2023, Volkswagen has unveiled initial details and images of the new generation T-Cross, set to hit the market at the beginning of 2024.
With a history of over 1.2 million satisfied owners and an average production of 300,000 units per year, this compact SUV has carved a top position for itself worldwide, including its alternative names, Tacqua and Taigun, for markets outside Europe.
The next-generation model promises to build upon this success, boasting a redesigned interior, advanced tech features, and improved material quality.
Redesigned for Aesthetics and Performance
The new T-Cross comes sporting a refreshed exterior design with integrated LED headlights, daytime running lights, and LED taillight clusters, making it easily distinguishable. The revolutionary IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights are a brand new development from Volkswagen, making their debut with this model.
A fresh paint palette has also been introduced, with vibrant hues like Grape Yellow, Clear Blue Metallic, and Kings Red Metallic.
Top-Notch Interior and Infotainment
Inside, the highlight is a free-standing infotainment display. Coming standard is an 8-inch touchscreen, with a larger 9.2-inch version available on higher-end models. Digital instruments are now a standard feature across all T-Cross versions, offering a seamless user experience.
Soft-upholstered and high-quality surface materials are used throughout the cabin, elevating the overall feel. Optional features include the Air Care Climatronic automatic air conditioner with back-lit touch sliders, adding a touch of luxury.
Improved Versatility and Towing Capability
Known for its spacious and versatile interior, the T-Cross continues to impress. The rear bench seat can be adjusted by 140mm, offering a flexible luggage compartment. When the rear bench seat is folded, the luggage capacity expands to an impressive 1,281 litres.
In a significant upgrade, the drawbar load has been increased from 55 to 75 kg, meaning heavier trailers and e-bikes can now be towed with ease.
Travel Assist3 for Enhanced Comfort
Another prominent feature is the optional Travel Assist3 assist system, offering semi-automated driving. It’s a pioneering system for this vehicle class, providing more longitudinal and lateral vehicle control, depending on traffic and speed limitations.
The T-Cross can automatically control vehicle speed through acceleration and braking, including on bends, roundabouts, and even in stop-and-go traffic.
Standardised High-Tech Features
The new T-Cross is equipped with LED headlights, LED taillights, a Digital Cockpit, and a free-standing infotainment display as standard. Higher-spec models are adorned with new 16-inch alloy wheels and a leather multifunction steering wheel. As for engines, the new models will use the familiar, efficient TSI engines from Volkswagen.
Availability and Pricing
Pre-sales of the new T-Cross and the activation of the online configurator are expected to commence at the end of 2023, with the market launch for dealers in the UK set for Q2 2024. Despite the extensive enhancements, the new T-Cross will be offered at a very attractive base price.
There you have it, folks! The new Volkswagen T-Cross appears set to continue its legacy as a firm favourite among compact SUV enthusiasts. Offering a perfect blend of style, technology, and practicality, this 2024 model looks poised to take the compact SUV market by storm.