Volkswagen Touran (2015–)
- February 2015: Touran R-Line launched
- February 2015: New Volkswagen Touran launched
- September 2015
- October 2019: Updates for 2020 Volkswagen Touran
Touran R-Line launched
The range-topping new Touran R-Line is available with a selection of potent yet frugal turbocharged petrol or diesel engines ranging in capacity from 1.4-litre TSI to 2.0-litre TDI, and with outputs of between 150PS and 190PS. These are mated to a similarly broad selection of transmissions which, depending on engine choice, comprise either six-speed manual or six- or seven-speed DSG.
Instantly recognisable outside, the new Touran R-Line benefits from a selection of exterior design enhancements including unique front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, and side skirts; plus chrome mouldings for the rear bumper, and 18-inch ‘Marseille’ alloy wheels. Unique R-Line badging completes the external additions.
Inside, the sporty new Touran adds ‘Black Lead Grey’ decorative inserts in the dash, centre console and front doors; a black roof lining and grey stitching on the leather-trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, which also includes aluminium inserts and R-Line logo.
The seating, meanwhile, includes contrasting microfibre side bolsters and front seats with R-Line logo on the rear backrests. Completing the stylish upgrades are stainless steel pedals, and unique R-Line sill protectors.
The new Touran R-Line is available to order from Volkswagen Retailers now, with prices starting at £27,740 RRP for the Touran R-Line 1.4-litre TSI six-speed manual.
New Volkswagen Touran launched
The five-seater Touran has the biggest luggage compartment (1,040 litres) in its class (when loaded roof-high up to 2nd seat row). Despite significant gain in overall length, weight has been reduced by 62kg and drag coefficient to 0,296 and this results in a drop in fuel consumption of up to 19%.4,527mm long x 1,814mm wide x 1,628mm high on 2,791mm wheelbase.
110PS 1.2 TSI, 50PS 1.4 TSI, 180PS 1.8 TSI, 110PS 1.6 TDI, 150PS 2.0 TDI, 190PS 2.0 TDI engines.
The most economical petrol model is the Touran 1.4 TSI, which delivers 150PS with an ECDC combined avarage of 52.3mpg.
All models feature Stop/Start and battery regeneration (brake energy recuperation) systems as standard.
The second row seats are now much lighter that the previous Tourans and can be folded down to merge flat with the luggage compartment floor. Even with five people on board, the 2015 Touran has 1,040 litres of luggage space when loaded up to roof height. With two people abourt luggage volume is 1,857 litres loaded to the roof.
There is a total of up to 47 storage compartments distributed throughout the interior of the 2015 Touran; these include a large removable container in the Jumbo Box under the front centre armrest and the luggage compartment light which can easily be snapped out for use as a torch. All aspects of the air-conditioning system have also been carefully thought-through.
The Touran's dash panel has been redesigned with a more driver-oriented layout. The upper area of the panel is made of a slush-moulded soft-touch material and contains a closable storage compartment. The chrome-trimmed air vents (above the centre console) and the switch for the hazard warning lights occupy a central position.
The longer wheelbase of the new Touran also benefits passengers in the frequently used second seat row, who will appreciate the added 40 mm of play available when adjusting the three individual seats. The second row seats can be adjusted lengthwise with a total travel of 200 mm. The backrest inclination can also be adjusted, with a choice of three positions. If the seats in the second row are being used, a seat belt indicator lets the driver know whether the passengers have fastened their seat belts.
For the first time in the Touran there are heated rear seats and also three-zone automatic air conditioner in the rear (Pure Air Climatronic as an option). Another new feature is the armrest built into the centre seat, for the use of passengers in the outer seats. There is the option of sun protection in the form of roller blinds integrated in the doors - an important detail when young children are aboard. Meanwhile, the newly designed fold-flat seats improve seating ergonomics and add 6 mm to the headroom.
The third seat row offers another two seats. The legroom here has also been improved (by an extra 54 mm). Entry and exit have also been optimised, with the second seat row being equipped with an easy entry function allowing the seats to slide forward. There is also more headroom (an extra 13 mm).
Prices for the Volkswagen Touran start at £22,240 for the 1.2 TSI 110 S, and rise to £30,510 for the 2.0 TDI 190 SEL.
Updates for 2020 Volkswagen Touran
The Touran gets two new alloy wheel designs – 16” Karlstad replaces Trondheim wheels on SE and SE Family trims, while the 17” Stockholm alloy wheel design is replaced with Alexandria wheels for SEL specification. Both of these new wheel designs are available optionally on the lower specifications. SE and SE Family Tourans now gain a VW Connect Dongle as standard, while a DSG-equipped 2.0-litre, 115PS TDI engine is now available.