Volkswagen Wants to Replace Seven-Seat Tiguan with New Model

To date, the Tayron is only sold in China.

Volkswagen plans to bring a new model to the European market, namely the Tayron crossover, which is currently available only in China. According to Automotive News Europe with reference to an in-house document from Volkswagen, a new car may displace the long-wheelbase Tiguan Allspace from the brand's model range.

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According to the document, the large seven-seat Tayron crossover based of the Tiguan will be assembled for Europe at a factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. The document, which also mentions the possible withdrawal of the Tiguan Allspace from the market, was sent to the factory's employees. Probably, the new model will not be an exact copy of the Tayron and will receive a number of features, following the example of the Chinese Tharu, which was turned into the Taos in the US.

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Production of the new model is scheduled to start in 2024. By this time, the Chinese Tayron can be upgraded to the next generation. Therefore, the European version will be based on a “fresh” crossover.

Automotive News Europe suggests that the decision to bring the Tayron to Europe is dictated by the desire to occupy a niche between the Tiguan and Touareg. Besides, the Tiguan Allspace has to be transported from Mexico, while the production of the Tayron in Germany will save on logistics.

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In July, the Tayron received a coupe-like version — namely the Volkswagen Tayron X. The Tayron X is produced in China by FAW-Volkswagen. The cross-coupe is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo V4 in two boost versions: 186 hp and 220 hp. The first unit comes with front-wheel drive, and the more powerful one — with 4Motion.

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