The latest Volkswagen Tiguan will once again spawn a longer, three-row variant, but this time it’ll wear a new name.

    The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace is set to be replaced by the Tayron, spied testing in Europe, a new global model using a name currently used on a two-row crossover sold by Volkswagen in China.

    Volkswagen Australia confirmed late last year the Tayron will come here, too, to replace the Tiguan Allspace. It’s expected to arrive here in late 2025.

    It’s set to share its MQB Evo underpinnings with the new third-generation Tiguan, due here in the first quarter of 2025.

    There’s still some of Volkswagen’s clever disguise on these prototypes, but we can plainly see it’s longer than the regular Tiguan but features a similar design language, including prominent hips.

    As with the outgoing Tiguan Allspace, it’s reportedly set to continue being built in Mexico, but production will also take place in China and Germany.

    Volkswagen has confirmed in interviews with European media the Tayron will be offered globally with a choice of turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines with 48V mild-hybrid assistance.

    This suggests the Tayron will largely mirror the new-generation Tiguan’s powertrain lineup.

    It’ll be offered with a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive, mated in both cases to 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.

    The new model will be sold as the Tiguan in North American markets, which currently get only the Tiguan Allspace, again badged simply as the Tiguan there.

    China will also get a mechanically related but somewhat visually different long-wheelbase Tiguan derivative called the Tiguan L, which has been revealed in a Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology filing.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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