The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is one and done, with its successor to wear a different name in Australia.
Tayron isn't a new name, per se, as it's currently used on a mid-sized two-row crossover for the Chinese market. However, the name is now going global.
The new name will replace Tiguan Allspace in markets like Europe and Australia, though the new Tayron will still reportedly be called Tiguan in the US, where only the longer Allspace body style is currently sold.
Volkswagen hasn't confirmed when the Tayron will come to Australia, let alone when it will be unveiled.
The current Tiguan Allspace operates on a slightly different model cycle to the two-row Tiguan – it was revealed in facelifted guise in May 2021, 10 months after the two-row Tiguan.
The next-generation Tiguan was officially revealed in September 2023, so a Tayron reveal could take place during 2024.
It's set to move to the MQB Evo underpinnings of the new Tiguan, albeit sitting on a longer wheelbase like the new Skoda Kodiaq to accommodate a third row of seating.
Volkswagen's head of engineering for medium and large models, Karl-Heinz Hell, told Autocar it will be even larger than the current model.
The current Tayron measures 4589mm long, 1860mm wide and 1660mm tall on a 2731mm wheelbase.
For reference, the new Tiguan is 4551mm long, 1939mm wide and rides a 2681mm wheelbase.
A coupe crossover version, like the current Tayron X, will reportedly continue and be offered in markets like China and North America.
The Tayron will reportedly be offered with front- or all-wheel drive and with a choice of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel four-cylinder engines.
Both engines will reportedly be turbocharged and feature 48V mild-hybrid assistance, and mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
In addition to the mild-hybrid powertrains, Volkswagen will reportedly also offer two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants – although these are unlikely for the Australian market.
While the current Tayron is produced in China, the second-generation model will reportedly be produced in Germany from 2024.
The current Tiguan Allspace, unlike the German-built two-row Tiguan, is produced in Mexico.
Content originally sourced from: CarExpert.com.au