After making an appearance online last week, the all-new Volkswagen Touran has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
Despite being 130mm longer than its predecessor, the new Touran is actually 62 kg (136 lbs) lighter after making the switch to the MQB platform. It will be available in both 5- and 7-seat versions and according to Volkswagen it provides a best-in-class cargo capacity of 1,040 liters (+48 liters). Fold flat the rear seats and the trunk can stow as much as 1,980 liters of luggage.
There's not much to talk about in terms of design as the 2015 Touran adopts an evolutionary design with sharper lines creating a pleasant styling while retaining the boxy shape suitable for an MPV that wants to offer a spacious cabin. It will be available from day one in the more appealing R Line specification bringing exterior & interior styling enhancements.
Volkswagen will offer the new Touran with an assortment of gasoline and diesel engines, including a 1.2 TSI with 110 HP, a 1.4 TSI with 150 HP and a 1.8 TSI with 180 HP while on the diesel side there's going to be a 110 HP 1.6 TDI and a 2.0 TDI available with 150 HP & 190 HP. All engines benefit from a stop/start system and enable the people carrier to be up to 19 percent more fuel efficient than the model it replaces.
Customers will have to choose from five infotainment systems, with the top three ones offering Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto and MirrorLink. There's also an optional electronic voice amplification system consisting of a front-mounted microphone used by the driver or passenger to relay speech to the rear seat occupants through the speakers.
Volkswagen will start taking orders for the new Touran this summer while deliveries will begin in the second half of 2015.