Volkswagen Touran (2010–2015)
New Touran revealed
The revamped Touran was unveiled at the Leipzig Motor Show, featuring revised styling that takes inspiration from the the Polo, Golf and new Touareg. The new grille features strong horizontal lines that are replicated in the new front bumper while at the rear, revised tail-lights featuring intricate LED bulbs are fitted along with a new tailgate and bumper. Completing the revisions are a set of new alloy wheels and chrome-edged rubbing strips running down the side of the vehicle.
Still 4,390mm long x 1,790mm wide x 1,630mm high.
Inside the Touran, fresh new trim finishes are joined by a three-spoke steering wheel ahead of a new set of dials featuring subtle white backlighting and a large electronic display to relay information on the vehicle’s systems. A revised centre console with chrome highlights houses new controls for the ventilation system.
The versatility that has led to the Touran establishing a loyal customer base has been retained in the new car. The new Touran is fitted with seven seats as standard, the third row of which can be folded down into the floor of the vehicle to leave a 695 litre loadspace that can be increased to 1913 litres when the centre row of seats is folded. A total of 39 storage compartments can be found around the new Touran.
Powering the Touran is a range of highly efficient new forced induction engines that promise greater performance and economy while delivering fewer emissions. The entry-level petrol engine is a new 1.2-litre TSI unit delivering 105bhp. It’s joined by a 1.4-litre TSI engine developing 140bhp.
The diesel range comprises two engines with four different power outputs. A 1.6 TDI engine is available with a choice of 90bhp or 105bhp while the 2.0 TDI has 140bhp or 170bhp. In addition, the 1.2 chain cam TSI 105bhp petrol and 1.6-litre 105bhp diesel engines can be specified in BlueMotion Technology trim complete with Start/Stop and, in the case of the latter, the ability to return 61.4mpg on the combined cycle – making the new Touran the most efficient MPV Volkswagen has ever produced.
In addition to the gains in efficiency, the Touran also breaks new ground in technology, featuring, for example, the latest generation of ParkAssist which allows the vehicle to park in not only parallel spaces but also end-on spaces. The system operates through a single button and doesn’t require any complicated set-up procedure.
The 2010 Touran went on sale in August with the first cars arriving in late September 2010.
Latest Touran opened for orders
The restyled Volkswagen Touran compact MPV opened for ordering, with a range of efficient new engines and a starting price of £17,585 RRP on the road. First deliveries are set to take place on 22 September.
The second generation of Park Assist, a system that will also be available on the new Sharan, is offered. Not only does the new system require less space to perform parallel parking manoeuvres, it also allows the Touran to be parked in spaces at 90 degrees to the kerb.
Fitted for the first time to the Touran is the advanced new 1.2-litre TSI chain cam petrol engine. Despite a modest displacement of 1,197 cc, the turbocharged unit develops 105PS and 129 lbs ft of torque while returning 44.1 mpg on the combined cycle and emitting 149 g/km. In BlueMotion Technology form, complete with Stop/Start and battery regeneration, the 1.2-litre TSI engine has a combined figure of 47.9 mpg while emitting an estimated 139 g/km.
A further petrol and four diesel engines will be available, ranging in power from 90 to 170 PS. Three trim levels – S, SE and Sport – will be available with BlueMotion Technology variants being offered with each. The full range of engines and prices are detailed below or can be downloaded from Addidtional Documents.