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autoviva2010-04-12 17:36:44

New generation of the Touran presented in Leipzig

New generation of the Touran presented in Leipzig

Volkswagen has premiered in Leipzig the new generation of its MPV, the Touran. After 1.13 million units have been sold the Touran now appears with an updated look, following Volkswagen’s “design DNA”. The new Touran has a range of eight engines that should set new standards on the MPV in terms of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

With an output between 90 PS and 170 PS all the eight engines follow the Volkswagen downsizing principle, offering less engine displacement, lower emissions, lower fuel consumption yet significantly more torque.

The new Touran generation offers three different petrol engines. The entry-level is the new 1.2 TSI, a turbocharged direct-injection engine with 105 PS. With a maximum torque of 175 Newton-metres it consumes 6.4 l/100 km fuel in the combined cycle, with 149 g/km of CO2 emissions. This engine is also available with BlueMotion Technology lowering combined fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to 5.9 l/100 km and 139 g/km, respectively. The two other petrol engines have been adopted from the previous model. The two 1.4-litre TSI engines have power outputs of 140 PS and 170 PS.

The Touran continues to be the only model in its segment to offer a vehicle powered by natural gas. The EcoFuel version in this new generation consumes 4.7 kilograms of natural gas (CNG) per 100 kilometres in combined mode driving, which correspond to 128 g/km of CO2 emissions. When fitted with the optional seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox fuel consumption is reduced to 4.6 kg/100 km and CO2 emissions to 125 g/km.

As for the diesel engines, the new Touran will be available with four new turbodiesels. Although they produce the same amount of power as the engines of the previous generation, the TDIs are completely new, with Volkswagen engineers having focused on fuel savings. The 1.6-litre four cylinder TDI is the entry-level engine of the quartet. It has an output of 90 PS, a combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.1 litres/100 km. The other 1.6-litre TDI engine has its power increased by 15 PS and can be ordered with a seven-speed DSG or in the BlueMotion Technology version (six-speed manual). With the BlueMotion Technology the Touran TDI sets a new best fuel economy value for seven-seater MPVs at 4.6 l/100 km.

The two 2.0-litres engines are the most powerful TDIs for this new generation. With 140 PS and 170 PS of output, these engines have increased fuel saving up to 1.2 l/100 km. The 170 PS TDI has a standard six-speed DSG, while DSG is offered as an option on the 140 PS variant. The latter will also be available with BlueMotion Technology.

In terms of design the body of the Touran has been almost completely restyled. The new generation model had its bumper, radiator grille, engine bonnet, wings and headlights adapted to the Volkswagen “design DNA”. At the rear, the MPV’s lights are the main new feature. For the first time they have been designed in two-part modules, extending from the wing into the tailgate.

The Touran will be launched in August in Germany, with the introduction in markets across the globe taking place during the autumn.

Touran Gen.2Touran Gen.2
Touran 2.0 TDI BlueMotion TechnologyTouran 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology
Straight 4
122 cu in
Top Speed
125 mph
6, Manual
Maximum power
140 hp @ 4200 rpm
Multi-purpose vehicle
Fuel consumption (combined)
$ 58.283
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
$ 1.891




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