About a month ago, Volkswagen confirmed that the next-generation Tayron would be a global product. Currently, the first-generation SUV is sold exclusively in China, but the second-generation model will also be available in the United States and Europe under a different name. It’s expected to hit the market sometime in the middle of the decade, though our exclusive renderings provide an early and accurate preview of the new Tayron.
In North America, the vehicle will be marketed as the Tiguan, whereas if you’re reading this from Europe you’ll see it as the Tayron when it debuts. Despite the name, it will share the same MQB Evo platform as the next-generation Tiguan and will feature seven seats. Recently released teaser images of the third generation Tiguan (look at the bottom of this article) provides a solid basis for our digital images, although it’s worth noting that the two vehicles will probably have different front ends.
The connection between the new Tiguan and the Tayron for the global market should also be very visible in the engine department. Expect to see a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines mated to a dual clutch transmission, as well as a new plug-in hybrid powertrain shared with other Volkswagen Group models. The 1.5-liter TSI in PHEV setup will work in tandem with the six-speed DSG and will feature a larger 25.7 kilowatt-hour battery pack. The same characteristics were confirmed for the new Skoda Superb today.
The interior of the new Tayron will be largely based on the Tiguan’s cabin. This means you can expect a 15-inch display on the center console for the infotainment system and various driver assistance systems. Depending on the trim level features such as LED matrix headlights and adaptive suspension can be expected.
As mentioned above, in the United States, the Tayron will be sold as the new Tiguan and a five-seat coupe-ified derivative is reportedly also in development. Such a vehicle already exists in China as the Tayron X but is based on the first generation of the seven-seater SUV. Talking about the name, the Tiguan Allspace will disappear after the Tayron is launched sometime in 2025.