This Is The VW Tayron SUV You Can’t Have In Western Markets

Volkswagen is getting ready to launch yet another China-only product: the Tayron.

It’s a mid-size SUV based on the same platform as the Tiguan, CarNewsChina reveals, and if it looks familiar, that’s because it’s the production version of the VW Advanced Midsize SUV.

The images shared by China’s AutoHome reveal a few styling tweaks over the show car that debuted last week, which revolve around the headlamps and taillights, mostly.

The chrome trim and other highlights of the study are said to be introduced on the upcoming R-Line grade. No other details are known about it so far, but one of the images reveals the ‘380 TSI’ badge, below the ‘Tayron’ logo. This is a clear indication that it uses a turbocharged petrol engine, with local media reporting that it’s actually the 2.0-liter turbo with 220 horsepower, from the larger Teramont.

The new Volkswagen Tayron should be presented officially during the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, which kicks off on April 25 for the press, and four days later for the public. Before the end of the year, the SUV should go on sale locally.

Production should commence in the coming months, and putting it together will be the FAW-Volkswagen join venture.

more photos...
  • Christian

    Never knew that VW would make a car named after a ownage prank character …

  • klowik

    I prefer this to Tiguan.

    • Bash

      +1

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Looks like a rav 4… I think I’ll get along fine without this turdonwheels.

  • Rocket

    Another day, another VW crossover, another stupid name. Total shocker.

  • Autoexperte

    the chromeline they copied from the Link&Co 01

  • samurai

    Looks like they reused the T-roc frontend

  • dumblikeyou2

    If this were posted on April 1st, I most definitely would have thought, “haha, April Fools it looks so dumpy no one could possibly give a flying turd anyway!”

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Isn’t Tayron a WR for the Browns????

    • DM

      I don’t think chinese customers get that reference.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      Perhaps people named Martin are the target audience.

      #selfreported

      • smartacus

        haha! if them Red Chineez
        want their VW Trayvon
        they can havez their
        VW Trayvon…
        in a myriad
        of skittles
        colors
        :))

  • Dennis Scipio

    Soo. the USA isn’t getting this model even though it looks like the Smaller version of the Atlas, and the one were getting is going to be based on the concept from the NY Auto Show.

  • roy

    VW Tyrion you say? Well then this should drink and know things.

  • TrevP

    Shame. This and the Touareg would be wonderful to have available over here in the U.S. Yes I am still bitter about the Touareg.

  • Is like a bigger T-Roc… I like it.

  • DM

    Style wise, China gets the good looking VWs. This looks better than our Tiguan.

  • MarketAndChurch

    It looks like a mashup of the T-roc and the Jetta. Not a fan, I’ll be happy with the smaller Atlas.

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    There was a yellow one of these on stage at the Touareg launch in China so I am not sure how these “spy pics” constitute a news story.

  • Cobrajet

    Of course it is China only, they have copied the roof-line from the Buick Regal, something VW in Germany would never even think of doing.

  • Holden Ute

    Who the actual hell makes these decisions at VW? They’re not gonna get anywhere with only 2 SUV’s that sit right next to each other in size. The company literally said they didn’t think there was enough reason behind the T-Roc for the US. They don’t have the compact SUV covered here in the US bc they’re not going to sell the new SWB Tiguan, and the all new Toureg, the first one in almost 10 years, has no plans to be sold in the US. I predict some more shitty uncreative Americanized vehicles that are purposely designed to depress people everytime they look at them.

2019 Chevrolet Onix Sedan Revealed In China Before Global Rollout

The Onix compact sedan debuts GM’s new GEM platform and will be available in 40 global markets.

German Prosecutors Uncover Calls Between VW Execs About Dieselgate

The wife of Porsche development boss Wolfgang Hatz recorded his calls – and now the authorities have them.

Mid-Engined Aston Martin Vanquish To Get AMR Pro And Volante Variants

The Vanquish will ride on an aluminum platform and have a twin-turbo V6 with over 700 HP.

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Vs. Suzuki Hayabusa Ends In Humiliation – But For Whom?

The Hayabusa is one of the fastest superbikes ever, so it can’t lose to a powerful SUV. Or can it?.

Hertz Selling Its “Special Edition” Corvette Z06 Rentals For $100,000, Think It’s Worth It?

The Hertz-exclusive ‘Vettes come with a few options, but a. they’re used, and b. cost 10 to 20 grand more than a new one.

Richard Hammond Doesn’t Get To Test Porsche’s 911 GT3 R… Yet

Hammond waited to get into the driver’s seat of the new 911 GT3 R. And then he waited some more…

How Do You Insure A Fully Autonomous Car?

Insurance policies that will cover both autonomous and driver-related incidents should be drawn up.

Tesla Asks Employees To Help Deliver 30,000 Cars In 15 Days

One Tesla employee drove a car three hours to deliver it to a waiting customer – and the company paid for his Uber ride back.

NIO ES8 Electric SUV Looks Very BMW i-sh After RevoZport Tune

RevoZport’s R-Zentric Aero Kit for the NIO ES8 .

Why Not Add An Italdesign ZeroUno To Your Awesome Car Collection?

The fifth and final ZeroUno made by Italdesign is estimated to sell for $1-$1.7 million at auction.