As we announced in this post, Volkwagen unveiled today its revised Touran also know as firm's most successful compact MPV. As you can see from the photos, the new Touran follows the updated Volkswagen "design DNA"but we know this is not very interesting to you. From a technical viewpoint, the new Touran received new technologies, never seen on an MPV such as Dynamic Light Assist and the new Park Assist 2.0 for nearly automatic parallel and diagonal parking.
Under the hood we find a choice of six new petrol and diesel engine. The entry-level petrol engine is the 1.2-litre TSI capable to develop 77 kW / 105 PS and 175 Nm of torque.
This engine delivers an impressive fuel consumption of just 6.4 l/100 km fuel in combined mode (equivalent to 149 g/km CO2). This variant is also available with BlueMotion Technology together with the Start/Stop system and battery regeneration showing a fuel consumption of 5.9 l/100 km and 139 g/km, respectively.
Also, Vw will offer the Touran TDI BlueMotion fitted with the 1.6-liter diesel engine, setting a new best value for a seven-seater MPV with combined fuel consumption of 4.6 l/100 km (equivalent to 121 g/km CO2). The two 1.4-litre TSI engines were adopted from the previous model; they have power outputs of 103 kW / 140 PS and 125 kW / 170 PS. The entry-level engine of the TDI quartet is a 1.6-litre four cylinder with 66 kW / 90 PS.
The two most powerful TDIs with 103 kW / 140 PS and 125 kW / 170 PS are 2.0-litre engines. The new car offers a new range of features such as 39 storage options and according to the manufacturer you will find plenty of option also on the entry-level (Touran Trendline): air conditioning, radio/CD system with MP3 function, electric windows in all four doors, elegant decorative inserts in "Brushed Chrome" and daytime running lights.
The Touran Comfortline includes light and rain sensors; automatic dimming rear-view mirror; chrome accents on components such as the light switch, window and mirror adjustment controls; light-absorbing side windows; comfort seats in front; folding tables for the second row of seats and black roof rails.
The exclusive top model is the Touran Highline which adds Alcantara fabric upholstery, sport seats (front), automatic climate control, multifunction display with colour screen, leather-trimmed steering wheel with multifunction keys, 16-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails and front fog lights with chrome frames.
Now on the Touran for the first time is the new RNS 315 radio-navigation system with touchscreen. Other options include: the enormous panoramic slide/vent sunroof, Rear-View camera (standard in conjunction with RNS 510 radio-navigation system) and the DCC dynamic chassis control system. The Touran will launch in August in Germany as a 2011 model.