Volkswagen unveils new Tayron X coupé SUV, but there’s a catch

Meet the sexiest Volkswagen SUV that you can’t buy, the new Tayron X. Yes, it’s a China-only model.

Previewed by the thinly-disguised SUV Coupe concept last year at the Shanghai Auto Show, the Tayron X is a joint-venture product with Chinese company FAW, whom are producing the SUV locally.

Like coupe SUVs of its ilk, the Tayron X gets a lower roofline compared to the regular Tayron – 25mm to be exact, a set of unique taillights and a different rear bumper incorporating a set of fake chrome exhaust tips.

Based on Volkswagen Group’s ubiquitous MQB platform, the Tayron X sits between the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace in terms of size. Under the bonnet, it features a 2.0-litre TSI engine in two states of tune – 132kW and 162kW. The powerplant is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and optional all-wheel drive system.

Inside, the interior is shared with the regular Tayron featuring a digital cockpit and infotainment system with connected services.

What do you think? Would you like to see the Tayron X in Australia?

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