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?