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Volkswagen announces pricing and specs for new Touran

Built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform and first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Touran is 130mm longer than the model it replaces, with most of the extra length going to the wheelbase, which, at 2,791mm, is 113mm longer than the previous model.

Four trim levels are offered: S, SE, SE Family and SEL. All models are equipped with a seven-seat layout that features a new fold-flat system. The seats in the second and third rows, plus the front passenger seat backrest (from SE trim up) can be folded in a matter of seconds, creating a level continuous floor for easy loading. With the second and third row seats folded, the Touran has a cargo capacity of 1,857 litres and has the largest luggage compartment in its class.

Standard equipment on the S model includes automatic post-collision braking and pre-crash systems, seven airbags, 6.5-inch Composition Media system with DAB and Bluetooth, air conditioning, roof rails and seven seats.

Starting from £23,630, SE models add 16-inch alloys, Front Assist with city emergency braking function, front and rear parking sensors, iPod connectivity and rain sensor, while the new SE Family trim adds an extra-large panoramic sunroof with integrated lighting, Discover Navigation with Car-Net Guide and Inform and rear window blinds. Reflecting its family-friendly status, this model also features remotely activated child locks and a voice amplification system that allows the driver to be heard clearly by all rear passengers.

At the top of the range, SEL models add Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Profile Select and App Connect, 17-inch alloy wheels, three-zone Pure Air air-conditioning with allergen filter and Driver Profile Selection.

New connectivity are also offered and include Car-Net ‘Guide and Inform’ and Car-Net ‘App-Connect’ that seamlessly integrates CarPlay (Apple) and Android Auto (Google) and MirrorLink.

Engine line-up comprise five units – two petrol and three diesel – that are up to 19% more efficient than the units they replace.  All are Euro6 compliant and have power outputs ranging from 108bhp to 187bhp. CO2 emissions start at 111g/km for the 1.6 TDI 108bhp DSG.

First UK deliveries are expected in December.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.