VW Touran: Established Really big

Wolfsburg, 24 February 2015

That a car is shrinking at a generational change, occurs rarely. And so is the brand new VW Touran, which at the Geneva Motor Show ( March 5 to 15 2015) has its world premiere, grew strongly. Finally, the compact MPV will continue to prevail as the Class against competitors like Opel Zafira Tourer or Ford Grand C-Max and future newcomer BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer show who is the boss deer on the court.

Eleven inches more wheelbase

VW styling has remained true to its defensive line and has modernized the look of the car with striking lines, but not revolutionized. The new Touran carries the current look of the brand and can be confused at first sight with the slightly shorter Sportsvan. Compared to its predecessor, the compact MPV was stretched by 13 centimeters (now 4.53 meters), of which at least come eleven inches to the wheelbase benefit (now 2.79 meters). For passengers it now says: Why not take more luggage, it's all pure enough. In the trunk of the five-seater version fit after all proud 1,040 liters, which can be extended by the flap of the pews in the second row to 1,980 liters. In the seven-seater, which is offered as a second Touran version to reduce the two values ​​for each 123 liters.

Rear seats displaced by 20 inches

The guests compartment is variable use: In the second series of three individual seats are mounted, which are longitudinally displaceable by a whopping 20 inches. And a surcharge, the fund is now air-conditioned separately, even seat heaters are available. In the seven-seater, two folding chairs found in the third row. This makes them easier to reach, get the second row an easy-entry function, with the stalls can be pushed all the way forward. Whether it can be really easy after the back board and how it sits in the back row, we will try at the fair in Geneva. And also how the new fold-flat system works. With which one is the manufacturer that is able to fold all the rear seats and the front passenger seat in seconds to a flat load floor.

Three petrol, three diesel

Technically, the Family VW was revised sharply. Compared to its predecessor, the van lost thanks to the lightweight body and drives at up to 62 pounds of weight. In addition motors are used, which should take almost a fifth less fuel in relation to the outgoing model. The petrol engines with 110, 150 and 180 hp are going to have the diesel afford 110, 150 and 190 hp. The Knauserigste among them should be the Touran 1.6 TDI with 110 hp and seven-speed DSG, per 100 kilometers draws only 4.1 liters from the tank. The fuel saver role in Otto takes over the 150 hp Touran 1.4 TSI with DSG, he drinks according to VW 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers. Always on board are a start - stop system and a recuperation.

Many technical helpers

The list of safety and assistance systems from the factory or optionally offered has a remarkable extent. Key features include the standard multi-collision brake, an adaptive cruise control, collision warning system including a city emergency braking, a proactive occupant protection system, a Ausparkassistent and a trailer marshalling assistant. Have to have a power tailgate, and the ability to open the door by foot movement. Extra-cost LED headlights in two versions available for purchase: In the basic version low and high beam generated with LED technology, this can order a high-beam assistant. In the top version, there's also a dynamic cornering lights, LED daytime running lights and if desired a dynamic main beam control.

Launched in September 2015

The new Touran is in the equipment lines "Trendline ", " Comfortline" and "Highline" offers, also an R-Line package with distinctive bumpers and special seat materials is available. The market launch in September 2015. Prices and other technical data is betrayed VW at a later date. Currently, the cost-effective Touran 1.2 TSI with 105 PS 22,825 euros. The Last likely to be more expensive, we expect a base price of at least 24,000 euros . (HD)