The new Volkswagen Touran is set to make its global debut at the Geneva Show next Tuesday. And the new model comes to Irish market in November as a 7-seater.
VW point out that it is Germany’s most successful compact MPV – a highly versatile companion for all journeys, characterised by an impressive use of space and meticulous attention to detail throughout.
Volkswagen is now launching a new generation; completely re-conceptualised version of this popular all-rounder, which has already hit sales of some 1.9 million units in Europe, Asia and Africa.
The completely redeveloped Touran is the first MPV to be based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). A major advantage of this is that it made it possible to pass on almost the full increase in overall vehicle length (+ 130 mm) to the wheelbase (+ 113 mm)
With a longer wheelbase increases the amount of room inside the Touran (including an extra 48 litres luggage space in 5-seater). The five-seater version of the Touran has the biggest luggage compartment (1,040 litres) in its class (when loaded roof high up to 2nd seat row). And despite significant gain in overall length, weight has been reduced by 62 kg.
The newly developed fold-flat seat system in 5-seater or 7-seater MPV is highly versatile and extremely easy to configure. And with up to 47 storage compartments and a new Pure Air Climatronic system, Volkswagen say that it makes the 5-seater and 7-seater Touran perfect for everyday use.
A new spectrum of infotainment systems – the MirrorLink™ CarPlay (Apple) and Android Auto (Google) featured for first time. And according to Volkswagen, the new Touran also boasts the biggest range of assistance and comfort systems in its class
Finally, the TSI and TDI engines are estimated by VW to be up to 19 per cent more economical. For example, the Touran 1.6 TDI with DSG consumes just 4.1 l/100 km or 69 mpg. More on the new Touran closer to the Irish launch in November.