Volkswagen is gearing up to introduce the Tayron SUV to the Indian market next year, following its expected debut in China. Recently unveiled at the 2024 Beijing Motor Show, the Tayron stands out with its larger dimensions compared to the five-seater Tiguan, signaling Volkswagen’s commitment to expanding its SUV lineup.


Overview of the Volkswagen Tayron

  • Global Debut: The Tayron made its global premiere at the Beijing Motor Show and is slated to go on sale in China soon.
  • Introduction to India: Expected to enter the Indian market next year via the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route.


Design and Specifications

  • Dimensions: The Tayron measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,859 mm in width, and 1,682 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,791 mm. It offers more space compared to the Tiguan.
  • Exterior Features: It sports a dynamic front with a criss-cross black grille and a wide air intake, black-finished alloy wheels, and a sleek rear profile.


  • Interior Layout: The cabin echoes the Tiguan’s design, featuring a triple screen layout that includes a touchscreen display, a digital gauge cluster, and an additional screen for the front passenger. The interior boasts minimal physical buttons, enhancing its sleek appeal.


Performance and Equipment

  • Engine Options: In China, the Tayron comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine available in two versions: 184 hp and 217 hp. It’s coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and offers an all-wheel-drive option in higher trims.


  • Possible Additional Variants: For global markets, Volkswagen might also offer a 2.0L turbo diesel and a 1.5L Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) variant with an EV-only range of up to 100 km.


  • Technology and Comfort: The SUV is equipped with the latest MIB4 connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, a 360-degree camera system, and comfort features like heated and ventilated seats, a heads-up display (HUD), and dual-zone automatic climate control.


Safety and Advanced Features

  • Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS): The Tayron will include a comprehensive suite of ADAS features to ensure safety and convenience.
  • Interior Finishes: The top-end R variant features a luxurious black theme that complements its sporty exterior.


The Volkswagen Tayron is positioned as a premium offering in the SUV segment, promising a blend of performance, luxury, and cutting-edge technology. As it prepares for its Indian debut, the Tayron is set to compete with established models like the Hyundai Creta and the Maruti Suzuki eVX in the burgeoning Indian SUV market

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