Volkswagen will replace the Tiguan Allspace seven-seater with an all-new model, likely to be called the Tayron.
The Allspace shares its Tiguan name and much of its interior with the five-seat model, but has a longer wheelbase to accomodate its extra row of seats. It’s made in Mexico, unlike the German-made five-seater.
There are benefits to the current Allspace being made in Mexico for Volkswagen Australia; where supply of the five-seat Tiguan remains tight from its factory in Wolfsburg, the Allspace is much easier to source.
According to the Autocar report, the new Tayron will be positioned more clearly between the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen range. Currently, the Tayron name is applied to a China-only Volkswagen model with five seats, slotting in under the larger Teramont (Atlas).
It’s expected to hit production in 2024, riding on the MQB-A2 platform set to also underpin the next Skoda Kodiaq SUV.
This isn’t the first time Volkswagen’s plans for the Tiguan Allspace have been called into question.
Reports about the potential for a new seven-seater in place of the Allspace have been swirling since 2018, when plans for the company’s production plants were obtained by Automotive News Europe.
Even then, the document viewed by ANE pointed to the replacement for the Allspace being based on the China-made Tayron.