Volkswagen will be introducing next week in Geneva the all-new Touran compact MPV. Based on the MQB platform also used by the seventh-gen Golf, the new people carrier is 130mm longer than the model it replaces and comes with a 113mm extended wheelbase. It will be available in five- and seven-seat configurations while the trunk space has increased by 48 liters to 1,040 liters. Folding down the rear seats will grant a cargo capacity of no less than 1,980 liters. Despite being bigger, the Touran has shaved off 136 lbs (62 kg) and it’s now up to 19% more efficient.
The all-new Touran will be available with three turbocharged gasoline engines: 1.2 TSI with 110 HP, 1.4 TSI with 150 HP and a 1.8 TSI with 180 HP while on the diesel side there’s a 1.6 TDI with 110 HP and two 2.0 TDI motors providing 150 HP and 190 HP. All of them have a stop/start system and brake energy recuperation to further cut fuel consumption.
Stepping inside the cabin, it’s a vast improvement over the outgoing model and can be had with Volkswagen’s latest infotainment systems that have support for Android Auto, Car Play and MirrorLink. Also inside there’s a tri-zone AC system, optional electronic voice amplification system as well as a bunch of safety & assistance systems like adaptive cruise control, front assist with city emergency braking, automatic post-collision braking, trailer assist and others as well.
Customers will be able to place an order starting this summer while deliveries will begin in the second half of 2015.