The new model of VW Touran for 2011 which was unveiled at this year’s Leipzig Motor Show is now available to to order in UK, with first deliveries to take place on 22 September. The new Touran is inspired by VW Polo in terms of design to appeal to younger families looking for a nice and practical MPV. Starting from £17,585, it’s not the cheapest car in this segment, but it’s certainly one of the best.
Inside the new Touran the entertainment and climate functions have all been revised and a new three-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of restyled dials. Fresh trim finishes are also available. The car is also generously equipped with air conditioning, alloy wheels, roof rails, a CD stereo system, ABS, Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) and six airbags, all fitted as standard. It has three rows of seats, with a five-seat available as option.
AS for the powertrians, you get the new 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine. Despite a modest displacement of 1,197 cc, the turbocharged unit develops 105 PS and 129 lbs ft of torque while returning 44.1 mpg on the combined cycle and emitting 149 g/km of CO2. In BlueMotion Technology form, complete with Stop/Start and battery regeneration, the 1.2-litre TSI engine is capable of returning 47.9 mpg while emitting an estimated 139 g/km of CO2.
Other options include a petrol and four diesel units with power ranging from 90 to 170 PS. A fully loaded Touran with 2.0 liter TDI engine costs £25,535.