Volkswagen has revealed the new Tayron SUV for global markets, which will replace the Tiguan Allspace. The model will first go on sale in China – where it will be called the Tiguan L Pro – and is headed to India by 2025, as reported by us earlier.
New Volkswagen Tayron design highlights
The new Tayron SUV is essentially a lengthened version of the latest-gen Tiguan, and its design has a lot in common with the latest VW SUVs globally. The slightly rounded look on the new Tiguan is carried over to the Tayron, and it additionally gets an aggressive-looking front bumper, chunky alloy wheels and a decent dose of chrome. The Tayron has been revealed as a three-row SUV, however, there will also be a five-seater SUV-coupe that will debut a little later.
The new Tayron is 4,735mm long, 1,859mm wide and 1,682mm high. This makes it 197mm longer, 17mm wider and 43mm higher than the latest 5-seat Tiguan. It also has a 111mm longer wheelbase than the Tiguan, at 2,791mm.
It will have a lot in common with the new Tiguan on the inside, replete with the freshly styled dashboard featuring a new control matrix, illuminated trim elements and new-look air vents. The SUV will come with a 10.3-inch digital instrument display as well as a central touchscreen infotainment display that’s either 12.9 inches or 15 inches depending on variant.
The new infotainment will also incorporate a backlit slider controller similar to that of the latest Passat and ID 7. Like the Tiguan, the Tayron will also come with new MIB 4 digital menu structure, with touchscreen HVAC controls incorporated into the lower section.
New Volkswagen Tayron platform, powertrain
The new Tayron is based on Volkswagen’s new MQB EVO platform, with added stiffening measures and suspension upgrades along with 48V mild-hybrid compatibility. This is the same platform that also underpins the new Skoda Kodiaq and the latest-gen Tiguan SUV among other VW Group models.
Under the hood, the Tayron in China gets a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol with multiple power outputs, while a 2.0-litre diesel is expected in some markets. All powertrains will come with 48V mild-hybrid setup, and 4WD or 2WD option depending on the powertrain.
Additionally, Volkswagen will also offer the choice of two petrol plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) combined with an electric-only range of over 100km and DC fast charging capability. The PHEVs will get a 1.5-litre petrol engine coupled with an electric motor, a 19.7kWh battery pack and a 6-speed DSG gearbox. These variants will be 2WD only. The Tayron in India will most likely come with the 2.0-litre petrol engine; diesel and PHEV powertrain options are not expected.
New Volkswagen Tayron India launch timeline
Now in its second generation, the new Tayron has been described by Volkswagen brand CEO Thomas Schafer as a global model. It will be manufactured in Germany (Wolfsburg), China (Anting and Changchun) and Mexico (Peubla). Additionally, the SUV will also be assembled in India via CKD kits, and rival the Jeep Meridian and the Skoda Kodiaq among other similarly priced SUVs.