Volkswagen has given its practical Touran MPV a styling update inside and out, bringing with it new engine and parking technology.
New look for the Touran
The revised VW Touran has been given a makeover that brings it more into line with styling of the latest Polo and the all-new Volkswagen Sharan.
New bonnet, bumpers, front wings, lights, tailgate and door mirrors combine to give the updated car a lower, wider look that’s much sharper than its rather dowdy predecessor. On the inside there are new entertainment and climate control functions, plus a three-spoke steering wheel design, new dials and trim finishes.
The versatile seven-seat interior remains complete with fold flat rear seats – though there is a five-seat option if you need more boot space. Standard equipment now includes air conditioning, stability control, alloy wheels, roof rails and six airbags.
Touran has high-tech new features
New Touran features include the introduction of a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and second-generation park assist.
The 1.2-litre TSI turbo produces 103bhp, returns 44.1mpg and emits 146g/km CO2 (according to EU testing figures) – a great result for a petrol-powered compact MPV. However, you can also specify a BlueMotion Technology package with stop-start engine technology and battery regeneration that improves this still further to 47.9mpg and 139g/km CO2.
A new Park Assist system builds on the established automatic parallel parking technology by introducing the ability to park the Touran in a space 90 degrees from the direction of travel – potentially a super convenience for car parks everywhere.
Touran is priced from £17,585
The new Volkswagen Touran is also available with 1.4-litre TSI turbo petrol engine, plus a choice of four 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel engine specifications. Trim levels are the familiar S, SE and Sport.
Prices start at £17,585 for the 1.2-litre TSI S, with the BlueMotion Technology version available from £18,220.
Diesel pricing begins at £18,585, and rises to £25,535 for the top spec 2.0-litre TDI 170 with DSG automatic gearbox.
Fixed price servicing offer
Finally, until 31 December 2010, Volkswagen has a fixed-priced servicing offer available on this vehicle. This covers the first three years or 30,000 miles, and costs a very reasonable £250.
See your local VW retailer for more details. On sale now.