VW T-Cross facelift for South Africa – expected launch date and features

 ·8 Jul 2023

Volkswagen (VW) has revealed its new T-Cross for 2024, which will come with a revamped interior and exterior design as well as updated standard technologies.

According to TopAuto, the new VW is coming to European dealers in the first quarter of 2023, while South Africa will have to wait until the second half of 2024.

“The car comes to customers with its revamped design, enhanced standard equipment, new technology features, and a newly designed high-quality interior,” said VW.

“Despite the extensive enhancements, the new T-Cross will still be offered at a very attractive base price,” added the automaker.

The T-Cross has been one of the most successful models for the German brand. VW has sold around 1.2 million units to date and is one of the best-selling cars in South Africa.

According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa)’s latest New Vehicle Sales report, the T-Cross was the best-selling model behind the well-established VW Polo Vivo and Polo hatchbacks.


VW is bringing some notable changes to its new crossover SUV, including a new front and rear bumper, restyled fog lights, integrated LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillight clusters.

The exterior changes also come with three new colours, including Clear Blue Metallic, Grape Yellow, and Kings Red Metallic.

Internally, the new T-Cross will come with a host of new and updated features, such as a Digital Cockpit package as standard and an 8- or 9.2-inch central touchscreen infotainment system – depending on the model you choose to buy.

Other standard equipment includes all-around LED lights instead of the old halogen lamps, a multifunction camera system, and road sign recognition.

The mid-range Life trim will have 16-inch alloy wheels and a leather multifunction steering wheel.

Additionally, in the Life trim, the Style and R-Line, the front passenger seat can also be folded all the way forward to create a continuous load area that measures roughly 2.3 meters long.

Optional extras for the new VW then include climate control with touch-sensitive sliders, the IQ.Light LED Matrix headlights which are a first for this model, and the Travel Assist package with adaptive cruise control and lane assist.


According to TopAuto, the new T-Cross range will retain turbo-petrol engines across the line-up, but VW did not reveal whether any changes will be made to the current engine configurations.

The current T-Cross is offered with a 1.0-litre option with either 70kW and 175Nm or 85kW and 200Nm of power and torque. If that’s not enough, buyers can opt for a 1.5-litre engine that generates 110kW and 250Nm.

These engine configurations are then paired with a five-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox, all combinations turning the front axle.

The official South African specifics and configurations have yet to be announced. However, VW noted that these details would be released closer to the new T-Cross’s launch date in 2024.

2024 VW T-Cross R-Line

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