VW adds its 1.2 liter 104 bhp power plant to the Touran's engine lineup. UK base price for the Touran set to rise by £1,200.


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The VW Touran is getting a facelift and the new model will be making its public debut at the Leipzig motor show this weekend.

New for the Touran's front fascia is a grill, a bigger front bumper (in body color) and a set of headlights all of which resonate the latest Golf design. At the back the people-mover now gets LED taillights as well as a new spoiler for better aerodynamic performance.

Inside things are refreshed too. Borrowing again from the Golf, there is the new multi-function steering wheel. The new Touran also gets an upgrade in cabin materials with more use of chrome and an improved design for the front-seat headrests that allow for a better forward view for the rear passengers.

Newly available under the hood on the petrol/gasoline side is VW's 1.2 liter power plant with 104 bhp (78 kW), featured alongside the previous 138 bhp (103 kW) and 168 bhp (125 kW) 1.4 liter units.

On the diesel end, the lineup remains the same with two 1.6 liter engines with 89bhp (66 kW) and 104bhp (77 kW) and two 2.0 liter TDI diesels with 138 (103 kW) and 168 bhp (125 kW).

A new technology added to the Touran is VW's Dynamic Light Assist, which helps control the headlamps' lighting so as to not blind oncoming vehicles while not compromising visibility for the driver.

The VW Touran will also see it's UK base price rise to £17,000 (€19,367) from the previous £15,800 (€18,000).

The Leipzig motor show runs from April 10 to April 18.

See press release below for more details.

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