here is the look of the future 7-seater Tiguan

here is the look of the future 7-seater Tiguan
here is the look of the future 7-seater Tiguan

For their family SUVs, general manufacturers like duos. Peugeot 3008 and 5008, Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, or even Renault Austral and Espace bear witness to this. In each of its pairs, the first element targets small families with their 5-seat configuration while the second member is aimed at larger tribes appreciating their accommodation capacity designed for 7.

The only exception to the rule, at Dacia, is the Duster / Bigster pair with a maximum of 5 seats in both cases, the Romanian brand of the Renault group preferring to entrust the role of the 7-seater to the Dacia Jogger backpacker station wagon.

In the wake of the Tiguan Allspace

The Tiguan Allspace restyled in 2020.©Volkswagen

With this in mind, Volkswagen has declined the second version of the Tiguan launched in 2016 then restyled in 2020, in the form of the Tiguan Allspace. A long version which on the French market only attracted 15% of customers. The Wolfsburg brand will change its approach at the end of 2024, by launching a full-fledged model, the Volkswagen Tayron. The latter will have a twin marketed in China in 2025 which should be called Tiguan L Pro. If we do not yet know if there will be cosmetic differences between the European and Asian Tayrons, we do already know that it will be around twenty centimeters longer to reach a size of 4.74 m and will benefit from an increased wheelbase (+11 cm or 2.79 m).

Technically speaking, the Tiguan and Tayron will form a common technical base based on the MQB Evo platform. of the recent Golf 8 and new Passat. As such, the VW Tayron will rely on plug-in hybrid engines combining 204 and 272 hp. The latter offer a range of action greater than 100 km using a large battery with a useful capacity of 19.7 kWh. It remains to be seen whether this bulky stack will be compatible with the 7-seater configuration. This was not the case until now, the twin of the Tiguan Allspace, the Seat Tarraco PHEV testifies to this.

7 places and plug-in finally?

The new Peugeot 5008 will be available in a strong 195 hp plug-in hybrid version with 7 seats.

But among the competition, reconciling the two is now possible, the future Peugeot 5008 plug-in hybrid whose combined power will be 195 hp will demonstrate this. So, if it does not want to lose this part of the customer base, the Volkswagen Tayron will have to be in tune. Furthermore, to target the Peugeot E-5008 (the 100% electric versions which will be available in 210, 230 and 320 hp), Volkswagen will not bet on the Tayron but possibly on its trendy alter ego, the ID.6 which for The moment remains confined to the Chinese market. Will the Volkswagen ID.6 appear in Europe? To be continued.

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