New 7-Seater Volkswagen Tayron to Challenge Toyota Fortuner
By Aquib Nawab
Volkswagen's plan to replace the current-generation Tiguan AllSpace unveils the new SUV, Tayron, in select markets where the Tiguan AllSpace is currently available.
Tayron in the USA
The Tayron, under the 'Tiguan' name, is set to join Volkswagen's SUV lineup in the United States, offering an exciting addition.
Notably, China already has a Tayron SUV, but the Tayron replacing the Tiguan AllSpace will sport a distinct model with a unique exterior design.
Distinct Model in China
The Tayron shares its MQB Evo platform with the anticipated next-generation Skoda Kodiaq, making it a platform partner that might also make its way to the Indian market.
Tayron offers two engine options: a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-liter diesel engine, both featuring 48V mild-hybrid technology. However, in India, Volkswagen will exclusively offer the petrol powertrain.
Both engine options will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, ensuring a smooth and efficient driving experience.
Buyers worldwide can choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations for the Tayron. In India, however, only the all-wheel drive option will be available.
Globally, the Tayron will introduce 2 plug-in hybrids, 204 & 272 bhp, 100 km electric range, 19.7 kWh battery, offering electric-only ranges. These options hold potential appeal for the Indian market's eco-conscious consumers.
Plug-in Hybrid Options
The Volkswagen Tayron is anticipated to arrive in India in early 2025 as a three-row, petrol-only SUV, will follow the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) assembly route, optimizing availability for Indian consumers.