Volkswagen’s award-winning seven-seater MPV gets a sporty upgrade with the introduction of the new Touran R-Line. It was only very recently that Touran was awarded by WhatCar? magazine as the ‘Best MPV’ and with the addition of this new stylish R-line, the model’s appeal to its customers is bound to increase.
The new R-line will get major exterior and interior design enhancements as well as equipment upgrades since the R-Line trim is considered to be Volkswagen’s most overtly sporty trim. The new style enhancements are set to boost the MPV’s cabin style, road presence as well as kerb aesthetics.
On the performance side, the new Touran R-line will be powered by a choice of petrol or diesel engines that are both powerful yet highly fuel efficient. Available in 1.4 litre TSI to 2.0 litre TDI, these economical engines will provide outputs between 150 PS to 190 PS depending on the engine size.
Options of either a six-speed manual or a six or seven-speed DSG transmissions are available and are dependent on the choice of engine. Convenience on the road is not left out in this new model either.
Touran R-Line models feature Volkswagen’s BlueMotion technologies such as Start/Stop technology, brake energy recuperation and low rolling resistance tires that maximize fuel efficiency. The vehicle boasts a high fuel economy rating of 49.6 mpg for the 1.4 litre TSI 150 PS six-speed manual and 62.8 mpg for the 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS six-speed manual.
The new Touran R-line comes with numerous exterior design improvements such as the unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts and rear bumpers. Making the MPV stand out even more are the 18-inch ‘Marseille’ alloy wheels, chrome mouldings for the rear bumper, and the distinct R-Line badging.
Explaining its recent award to the Touran, the WhatCar? article points out that the new Volkswagen MPV offers a classy interior and fun driving. It also has better safety credentials compared to others.
The judges added that the seven-seater Touran is more practical when compared to its rivals in the same price category. Other MPVs might be bigger or even cheaper but the Touran bests them all by being able to balance the crucial aspects that matters most to bigger families.
The new Touran R-Line is certainly a perfect combination of practicality and aesthetics. Orders are accepted by Volkswagen retailers now for a base price of £27,740 RRP for the 1.4 litre six-speed manual.