Volkswagen has opened the order books for the new Touran which kicks off at €23,350 in Germany.

Volkswagen has opened the order books for the new Touran which kicks off at €23,350 in Germany.

The second generation of VW's compact MPV made its debut earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show showing an evolutionary design and a larger footprint as it is 130 mm longer than the old one. Most of the added length has been implemented in the wheelbase which is now 113 mm longer while the trunk's capacity has jumped by 48 liters to 1,040 liters with the seats up and a massive 1,980 liters when the rear seats are folded flat.

Despite being bigger than before, the second-gen Touran is 62 kg (136 lbs) lighter thanks to the MQB platform borrowed from the Golf VII. It can be had with optional full LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control system and the latest generation infotainment system with support for Android Auto, CarPlay and MirrorLink.

In terms of engines, you can get the new five- or seven-seat Touran with a 120 PS 1.2 TSI paired to a six-speed manual or a 150 PS 1.4 TSI turbocharged engine teamed up to the manual or an optional 7-speed DSG. On the diesel side we find a Euro 6 compliant (and problem-free) 110 PS 1.6 TDI coupled to the manual or 7-speed DSG and a 150 PS 2.0 TDI that can be optionally paired to a 6-speed DSG.

The entry-level Touran 1.2 TSI Trendline kicks off at €23,350 while the most expensive model of the range is the 2.0 TDI DSG Highline that begins at €35,425.

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