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By Charl Bosch

Motoring Journalist

Volkswagen plotting Tiguan Allspace replacement derived from China’s Tayron

The newcomer will be revised to suite Europe and could debut in 2024.

Volkswagen has reportedly approved the production of a new large SUV that will likely slot-in below the Touareg in its European line-up from 2024.

According to Automotive News Europe, who obtained an internal document regarding the project, the still-to-be-named newcomer will be built on the Assembly 2 production line in Wolfsburg, have seven-seats and share its architecture with the Chinese market only Tayron. A joint venture model between Volkswagen and First Automotive Works (FAW), the online publication further alleges that the Tayron, which debuted two years ago, could serve as a replacement for the Tiguan Allspace, more than likely to avoid potential model overlapping.

In China, the Tayron, and its coupe-styled offshoot, the Tayron X, are available with a choice of two engines; the familiar 110 kW 1.4 TSI in the 280 TSI and the 2.0 TSI in two states of tune; 137 kW in the 330 TSI and 162 kW in the flagship 380 TSI. Optional on the 330 TSI but standard on the 380 TSI is the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system with all coming as standard with a seven-speed DSG.

When goes on sale in Europe though, expect a number of differences relating to the interior, chassis, looks and possibly even the engines in order to conform to Old Continent regulations and tastes.

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