Volkswagen T-Cross receives its first refresh for 2024 model year

Remember when spy photographers managed to take pictures of the refreshed T-Cross? Well, after being spotted several months ago in prototype form, Volkswagen has officially unveiled the 2024 T-Cross facelift.

Looking sportier and more stylish than ever, the B-segment SUV fighter is a looker from every angle thanks to the fresh new look it received from Volkswagen. Revealed in the top-spec R-Line variant, the 2024 T-Cross combines snazzy styling with German aesthetics.

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Starting with its front fascia, the updated T-Cross gets a wider grille and a more prominent set of LED headlights. Volkswagen actually calls them the IQ. Light LED matrix headlights which they claim offer a brighter view of the road at night. Meanwhile, the grille design reminds us of the 2023 Tharu/Taos that the automaker revealed earlier this year.

The rear of the 2024 T-Cross was also given attention as it now features a sleeker set of LED taillights that come with X-shaped LED graphics. Not only are they eye-catching but it does liven up the rear section of the crossover. The full-width LED lightbar also adds some extra zing to the already good-looking vehicle.

In the top-spec R-Line, the bumper add-ons are finished in body color to help give it a more youthful vibe. On lower variants, however, we can expect them to be finished in either a faux metal trim or maybe even in black body cladding. Last but not least, T-Cross rolls on new 16-inch alloy wheels although a much bigger set is also available at 17-inches.

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Pop the doors open and the cabin greets you with a more modern and futuristic-looking interior. The hard plastic (i.e. cheap) from the outgoing version has been replaced with more high-end materials. Volkswagen also mentioned that it now has soft upholstery trim for a more quality look & feel.

At the center of the dashboard is a new touchscreen infotainment system. On lesser variants it only measures 8 inches but higher-grade versions get a bigger display at 9.2 inches. Below the touchscreen is the HVAC system - manual air-conditioning is standard while an automatic climate system control with slider controls is available as an option. There’s also the digital cockpit that replaces the traditional analog gauges and multi-info display. Depending on the variant, the screen size can either be 8 inches or 10 inches.

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Under the hood, the Euro-spec T-Cross will be available with two engine choices carried over from the pre-facelift version. That means a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that makes 95 PS or 115 PS, and the more powerful 1.5-liter turbo inline-four that puts out 150 PS. Transmission choices for the European T-Cross include a 5-/6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox which is standard on the 1.5-liter turbo.

The market launch of the 2024 Volkswagen T-Cross will start in Q1 of next year. That means it might take a while before markets outside of Europe get their hands on it. With Volkswagen Philippines sourcing the T-Cross from China via VW-SAIC, we might have to wait for the automaker to reveal it in the People’s Republic before Volkswagen Philippines can actually bring it here.

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Do you think Volkswagen will bring it to the country once it becomes available next year? Let us know in the comments.