2016 VW Touran Price, Release date
2016 VW Touran was revealed earlier on this year, at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. During that event we had a chance to see what we can expect from new, second, generation, which started with this redesign. Originally launched back in 2003, this compact MPV only had one generation until now. Although Touran is not so interesting in US, its European customers simply love the vehicle for multiple reasons. Beside new, more modern design 2016 VW Touran bring changes in its performance as well, offering new engines and better fuel economy than ever.
2016 VW Touran DESIGN
New 2016 VW Touran is built on the scalable MQB front-drive platform, which we are all familiar with. This architecture is also used for both Golf and Audi A3. Golf and Touran will share more than platform now, since the two have similar styling cues. Speaking about design, we have to notice that the model looks highly modern, and although it is pretty high, designers managed to camouflage it with great body lines.
2016 model year brings changes in model’s size as well. Touran is now both longer and wider, offering more space for both passengers and luggage. Its second row seats feature fold-flat system, which allows them to fold flat with the floor creating big cargo space.
Besides additional space, VW also incorporated latest technologies and safety systems into the cabin. Numerous safety systems are standard, including post-collision braking assist and cruise control. Infotainment system is also upgraded on a new level. Touran now comes with advanced phone functionality, integrating both Apple and Android smartphones.
2016 VW Touran ENGINES
As expected from this German giant, its latest Touran comes with multiple engine choices. Completely three petrol units are available along with three diesels, but the offerings depend on markets. But the improvement comes not only in engines, but also in efficiency of the model. Volkswagen states that its 2016 Touran will be 19 percent more fuel efficient than the current model.
Base engine is a 1.2-litre TSI turbo petrol with 109 horsepower, then comes the 1.4-liter TSI with 148 hp and the strongest petrol unit, 1.8-liter TSI with 178 hp.
Diesel engine line-up includes 1.6-litre TDI with 108 hp, 2.0-litre TDI with either 148 hp or 187 hp rated output.
All engines, beside base petrol 1.2-liter TSI come with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
2016 VW Touran PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Pricing specs of the 2016 VW Touran, for other markets, will be revealed later on, while in Germany the model starting price is €23,350 ($25,425). Release date is scheduled for this summer, when the model will be available for sale, while delivers should start in November this year.