Volkswagen Tayron Unveiled at Beijing Motor Show for India

Volkswagen Tayron Unveiled at Beijing Motor Show for India

The Volkswagen Tayron, a new addition to Volkswagen's global SUV lineup, has been unveiled at the 2024 Beijing Motor Show. Scheduled for a 2025 release in India, the Tayron will initially be launched in China under the name Tiguan L Pro in a five-seater configuration, with some markets receiving a seven-seater version.

Design and Dimensions

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Volkswagen Tayron 

The Tayron shares design elements with VW's latest global SUV lineup, featuring a slightly rounded appearance similar to the Tiguan. It sports an aggressive front bumper with a contrast black finish for the top-spec R variant, while regular variants have a less aggressive look. The Tayron is longer than the Tiguan, with additional length primarily allocated to the wheelbase. It measures 4,735mm in length, 1,859mm in width, and 1,682mm in height, making it 197mm longer, 17mm wider, and 43mm taller than the five-seat Tiguan, with a 111mm longer wheelbase. The rear showcases a well-sculpted tailgate, wraparound tail lamps, and a blacked-out rear bumper.

Interior and Features

The Tayron's interior mirrors the new five-seat Tiguan available internationally. The dashboard features a minimalist design dominated by screens including the main infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, and a passenger-side dashboard screen. New-look AC vents adorn the sides, while the center console houses a wireless charging pad, rotary dial for the drive selector, audio controls, and cupholders. Notable features include powered driver and front passenger seats with memory function, massage seats with heating and ventilation, wireless phone charging, a 360-degree camera, head-up display, dual-zone climate control, and an ADAS suite.

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Volkswagen Tayron Rear View

Powertrain and Performance

In China, the Tayron offers a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine in two power variants, paired with a 7-speed DCT gearbox and optional all-wheel drive. The entry-level variant generates 184hp and 320Nm of torque, while the higher-spec variant produces 217hp and 350Nm of torque. Volkswagen may introduce the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel and 1.5-liter petrol plug-in hybrid powertrains from the five-seat Tiguan available in other markets. The PHEV features a 19.7kWh battery pack with an electric range of up to 100km. It is expected that India will receive a petrol-only model. The Tayron is built on Volkswagen’s MQB EVO platform, shared with models like the Skoda Kodiaq.

India Launch

Volkswagen plans to manufacture the Tayron in Germany (Wolfsburg) and Mexico (Puebla) following its launch in China. It will also be assembled in India through CKD kits when it arrives in 2025, competing with SUVs like the Jeep Meridian and the Skoda Kodiaq in the Indian market.