Volkswagen has revealed its new Tayron X for China, giving one of its market-specific midsize SUVs the coupé-style treatment.
The standard Tayron has been available in China since late in 2018 but this X-badged version – seen here with two-tone exterior paint and wearing VW's R-Line package – adopts the in-vogue sloping roofline (like the larger Atlas Cross Sport offered in North America).
Produced by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, the newcomer is effectively the production version of the aptly named SUV Coupé Concept the Wolfsburg-based firm revealed in the world's largest automotive market in 2019.
Like the related Tiguan (and the standard Tayron), the new Tayron X rides on VW’s ubiquitous MQB platform. With a slightly larger footprint than the aforementioned Tiguan, the Tayron X measures 4 620 mm long, 1 860 mm wide and 1 660 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 730 mm.
Engine options in China include VW’s familiar 1,4-litre TSI and 2,0-litre TSI powerplants, each mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission. While standard models are front-driven, the brand’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive arrangement is offered as an option.