VW Reveals 7-Seat Tayron SUV

A Chinese regulatory filing indicates the 7-seat SUV model will replace the long-wheelbase Tiguan sold in North America and other global markets.

Greg Kable

January 17, 2024

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VW Tayron-Tiguan
Tayron/Tiguan is Volkswagen Group’s best-selling model.

The second-generation Volkswagen Tayron has been revealed in the latest round of Chinese regulatory filings ahead of its planned launch in North America in 2025.

The SUV replaces the long-wheelbase Tiguan in the German automaker’s lineup with seating for up to seven and a range of 4-cyl. mild-hybrid gasoline engines.

In China, the Tayron will be marketed as the Tiguan L Pro and come with choice of both standard and R-Line styling packages.

The official naming of the new model for North America has not yet been revealed.

Described by Volkswagen brand CEO Thomas Schaefer as a global model, the Tayron is to be produced at manufacturing plants in Germany (Wolfsburg), China (Anting and Changchun) and Mexico (Puebla). U.S.-market models will be built at Puebla.

As with the new third-generation, standard-wheelbase Tiguan and ninth-generation European-market Passat revealed late last year, it is based on Volkswagen’s new MQB-EVO platform, with added stiffening measures and 48V mild-hybrid drivetrain compatibility.  

Details contained in the Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) filing show the new Tayron is slightly longer, wider and lower than the existing U.S.-market Tiguan in Chinese market guise.

The Tayron’s wheelbase is the same as today’s long-wheelbase Tiguan at 109.9 ins. (2,791 mm). The curb weight of the Chinese version is put at 3,946 lbs. (1,790 kg).

Chinese market models will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L gasoline 4-cyl engine It produces  184 hp in entry-level trim and 217 hp in higher trim levels.

Selected markets will also see a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid Tayron model.

North American pricing and launch timing for the new VW model is yet to be disclosed.

 

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