New Volkswagen Touran: first pics and details

April 9, 2010 | By | In Buying Guides

Volkswagen has given its compact MPV, the Touran, a mid-life makeover. First it gets the new-style VW family nose, as seen on the Golf, Scirocco and Polo. And, although much else stays as-is, it gets a new tailgate, rear bumper and lights, too.

Inside there’s a new wheel and centre console, while the instruments lose their blue backlit glow – it now changes to white. Engines offered are new or reworked versions of what was previously available.

The engine range will now take in two diesels and two petrols. A 1.2 104bhp petrol unit replaces the current 1.6, while there is also a 138bhp 1.4 petrol turbo. A new 1.6 turbodiesel comes in two stages of tune: 89bhp and 104bhp. There is also a Bluemotion model using the 104bhp version of this engine, which is capable of 61mpg overall. There is also a 2.0 diesel available with 138bhp or 168bhp.

There is also an upgraded version of Volkswagen’s Park Assist system that’ll automatically park a car end-on (as in a multi-storey) as well as reverse parallel-park. Sales start in September and deliveries begin a month later. Prices will run from £17,000.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close