New Volkswagen Touran launched
09/04/10 11:59 Filed in: News
Volkswagen has chosen the Leipzig Motor Show to unveil its refreshed Touran compact MPV.
The refreshed styling is aimed at giving the Touran a family look that connects with the latest Polo, Golf
. The new grille features the new-look of strong horizontal lines that are replicated in the new front bumper. At the back revised tail-lights featuring intricate LED bulbs are fitted along with a new tailgate and bumper.
Interior changes include a new look with a three-spoke steering wheel and new dashboard.
The new Touran is fitted with seven seats as standard. The third row of seats can be folded down into the floor to make space for 695 litre of loads pace. With the middle row of seats folded this increases to 1,913 litres. Oddments space is well catered for, with Volkswagen boasting that there are no less than 39 storage compartments around the new Touran – just remember where you put everything!
New forced induction engines are aimed at greater performance and economy combined with fewer emissions. The entry-level petrol engine is a new 1.2-litre TSI unit delivering 105 PS. It’s joined by a 1.4-litre TSI engine developing 140 PS.
The diesel range comprises two engines with four different power outputs. A 1.6-litreTDI engine is available with a choice of 90 or 105 PS outputs while the 2.0-litreTDI engine offers 140 or 170 PS. In addition, the 1.2 TSI 105 PS petrol and 1.6-litre 105 PS diesel engines can be specified in BlueMotion Technology trim complete with Start/Stop and, in the case of the latter, the ability to return 61.4 mpg on the combined cycle – making the new Touran the most efficient MPV Volkswagen has ever produced.
The new Touran will go on sale in the UK in September with the first models arriving in October. Prices and specifications will be announced nearer this time.