Volkswagen has finally unveiled the all-new Touran which will receive its public debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show.

Volkswagen has finally unveiled the all-new Touran which will receive its public debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show.

As expected, the styling has been sharpened up while maintaining the boxy shape you would expect from an MPV. The compact people carrier has grown as it is 130mm longer than its predecessor and 113mm of the added length is in the wheelbase to grant a more spacious interior cabin available in both five- and seven-seat configurations. Volkswagen says the new Touran has the biggest cargo capacity (up by 48 liters to 1,040 liters) in the segment thanks to a new folding seat arrangement which enables a flat floor and a 1,980-liter capacity necessary when carrying voluminous cargo.

The significantly more upscale interior comes with Volkswagen's latest infotainment systems providing support for Google's Android Auto and Apple's Car Play.

Riding on the MQB platform, the overhauled Touran has lost 62 kg (136 lbs) despite being larger than the old model. It will be available with an assortment of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, kicking off with a 110 HP 1.2 TSI, followed by a 150 HP 1.4 TSI, 180 HP 1.8 TSI along with a 110 HP 1.6 TDI and a couple of 2.0 TDIs rated at 150 HP and 190 HP. All engines come with stop/start system and brake energy recuperation which has helped cut fuel consumption by up to 19 percent.

On the safety side, there's a wide variety of systems including adaptive cruise control, automatic post-collision braking, front assist with city emergency braking, traffic jam assist, side assist with rear traffic alert and trailer assist and also easy open tailgate which allows the owner to open the tailgate by waving his foot. The Touran will be optionally available with LED headlights and a tri-zone climate control system  while MirrorLink technology will allow the driver to "copy" the smartphone's display onto the infotainment's system touchscreen. There's also an optional electronic voice amplification system which boasts a front-mounted microphone used by those sitting in the front (usually parents) to communicate to rear passengers (their kids).

The 2015 Volkswagen Touran will be showcased alongside the larger Sharan facelift from March 3 at the 85th Geneva Motor Show. Order books will open this summer, with deliveries kicking off in the second half of the year.

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