2025 VW Tayron caught on video, may hint at new Tiguan for US

2025 VW Tayron caught on video, may hint at new Tiguan for US

Volkswagen has been spotted testing a prototype for a compact crossover with third-row seats that may hint at a similar SUV due in the U.S. as the replacement for the current Tiguan.

Expected to be revealed later this year, the mystery vehicle is a redesigned version of VW’s Tayron crossover, the current generation of which is sold exclusively in China. But unlike its predecessor, this new Tayron is expected to be sold globally.

In most markets the new Tayron would replace the current Tiguan Allspace, the stretched, seven-seat version of the current Tiguan that is sold as the standard Tiguan body style in the U.S.

VW has indicated that a new Tiguan is due in the U.S. this year, using the same platform that underpins a redesigned five-seat Tiguan that was unveiled last fall and is currently off-limits for the U.S. The platform is Volkswagen Group’s familiar MQB design that underpins the current Tiguan, as well as the larger Atlas SUV, and multiple other vehicles from VW Group’s volume brands.

It’s possible the new Tiguan destined for the U.S. will essentially be a rebadged version of the new Tayron, perhaps with some unique styling and technology for this market.

A VW spokesman confirmed the prototype as the next-generation Tayron but said the new Tiguan for the U.S. will feature a different design.

VW is also known to be working on an electric compact crossover that may be badged as the ID.Tiguan. This model is due around 2025, though it isn’t clear whether it will reach the U.S.

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