New Volkswagen Tayron is a seven-seat alternative to the Tiguan


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Volkswagen initially exclusively marketed the Tayron in China, but it will make its way to other markets later this year.

Upon the unveiling of the new Volkswagen Tiguan in 2023, the absence of the seven-seat Allspace version caught attention. It is now revealed that this model will be succeeded by a new SUV named the Tayron, as seen in testing images. Offered exclusively in a five-seat configuration, the third-generation Tiguan will coexist with the seven-seat Tayron, positioned below the flagship Touareg, which is also a five-seater. While the Tayron name has been used in China for several years, the European model will be distinct, utilizing the updated MQB evo platform, the same as the latest Tiguan.

The test car, heavily camouflaged to resemble the previous-generation Tiguan, is expected to borrow styling cues from the recently driven all-new model, featuring a similar front end, grille treatment, and nearly identical rear light design.

The new Tiguan maintains the previous Allspace version’s wheelbase (2791mm), providing more cabin space. The Tayron is anticipated to further expand this for a seven-seat layout, evident from the lengthened rear doors. Interior expectations for the Tayron include Volkswagen’s new 15-inch central touchscreen from models like the ID.7, Passat, and Tiguan. Volkswagen’s shift away from touch-sensitive controls may result in more physical controls on the Tayron compared to the Tiguan.

In terms of powertrains, the Tayron is likely to mirror the smaller Tiguan rather than the Touareg, offering mild-hybrid petrol and TDI diesel options, along with two plug-in hybrids. The larger and heavier Tayron may see a reduction in the Tiguan PHEV’s 100km electric range.

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