2011 Volkswagen Touran
The Volkswagen Touran is the nearly successful German constrict MPV and “the” double-dyed category fomite. Incisively 1.13 jillion units of the Volkswagen Touran get been sold to engagement. In Germany, it presently holds a commercialise parcel of near 50 percentage in its section and crosswise Europe, the Volkswagen ranks among the top fivesome in its category. At the Machine Mobil Outside in Leipzig (10 to 18 April), Volkswagen is now presenting a multiplication of the bestseller that has been redesigned in many areas. The feeling of the VW Touran now follows the updated Volkswagen “excogitation DNA”. From a expert standpoint, its reformist systems crack category boundaries, as in the pillowcase of the uninterrupted chief irradiation headlights (Active Spark Attend) existence introduced on an MPV first, and the new Common Assistance 2.0 for virtually robotic duplicate and slash parking. A good stove of six new gas and diesel engines detail the way to fire saving and emissions values which were antecedently unimaginable on an MPV. Circumstance the step in sustainability is the Volkswagen Touran TDI BlueMotion Engineering (77 kW / 105 PS): The Touran sets a new better measure for a seven-seater MPV with combined fire intake of 4.6 l/100 km (tantamount to 121 g/km CO2).
Besides new alongside the Volkswagen Touran is the advanced entry-level gasolene locomotive, the 1.2-litre TSI. It is a turbocharged direct-injection locomotive with 105 PS. In the dash of a turbodiesel, it develops a hard 175 Newton-metres of torsion from good supra jobless speeding, yet it consumes alone 6.4 l/100 km fire in combined mood (eq to 149 g/km CO2). As an option, this form is too useable with BlueMotion Engineering – collectively the Beginning/Occlusion arrangement and shelling re-formation. Therein causa, values for combined fire phthisis and CO2 emissions are rock-bottom to 5.9 l/100 km and 139 g/km, severally.
2011 Volkswagen Touran
All octad engines (superpower ambit from 66 kW / 90 PS to 125 kW / 170 PS) are extremely effective. Without elision, they are turbocharged direct-injection engines, which surveil the Volkswagen retrenchment rationale. And this substance: less locomotive deracination, glower emissions, frown fire use yet importantly more torsion! Course, all new Tourans execute the requirements of the Euro-5 emissions banner.
The stove of features on the multi-purpose fomite – weaponed with capable 39 entrepot options – was reconfigured also. The bag modelling is now the Volkswagen Touran Trendline (antecedently Conceptline). Fire usance of the touchstone 1.2-litre TSI is sparing. Yet, the bag simulation’s stock features are anything but stinting; they admit air conditioning, radiocommunication/CD organization with MP3 purpose, galvanizing windows altogether foursome doors, graceful cosmetic inserts in “Fleecy Chromium-plate” and day run lights.
Entry with an eventide more sole parcel of features is the VW Touran Comfortline (including ignitor and rainwater sensors; automatonlike dimming rear-view mirror; chromium-plate accents on components such as the igniter replacement, windowpane and mirror readjustment controls; light-absorbing face windows; comforter seating ahead; foldable tables for the indorsement row of seating and melanize cap runway). The undivided top example is the Volkswagen Touran Highline; its extra features – in accession to the Comfortline’s features – admit Alcantara cloth upholstery, sportsman seating (forepart), robotic clime restraint, multifunction exhibit with colouration screenland, leather-trimmed wheel with multifunction keys, 16-inch admixture wheels, eloquent ceiling track and movement fog lights with chromium-plate frames.
Now on the Volkswagen Touran first is the new RNS 315 radio-navigation organisation with touchscreen. Over-the-counter new optional features now useable admit: the tremendous bird’s-eye slideway/vent-hole sunshine-roof, Rear-View camera (received in continuative with RNS 510 radio-navigation arrangement) and the DCC active anatomy controller organisation. Another new have on the Volkswagen Touran is Spark Assistance – an automatonlike principal broadcast ascendance scheme for banner headlights, devising them a “jr. technical babe” of the Dynamical Ignitor Serve highly-developed for bi-xenon headlights. The VW Touran leave found in Revered 2010 in Germany; o’er the path of the fall, it leave gradually be introduced to markets crosswise the earth.
TDI and TSI engines – perfected downsizing
The scope of engines – all turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder units – should fill nigh all wishes. On the gas face, iii TSIs are existence employed. As mentioned, the entry-level locomotive is the new 1.2-litre TSI with 77 kW / 105 PS. The two 1.4-litre TSI engines were adoptive from the previous model; they have power outputs of 103 kW / 140 PS and 125 kW / 170 PS. The 170 PS version is paired with a standard seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox; on the 140 PS TSI this extremely fast operating automatic gearbox can be ordered at extra charge.
Still a unique offering in this market segment is the EcoFuel, which consumes only 4.7 kilograms of natural gas (CNG) per 100 kilometres in combined mode driving; and that is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 128 g/km. When combined with the optional seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (this combination is also unique among MPVs), fuel consumption is reduced to 4.6 kg/100 km and CO2 emissions to 125 g/km.
Four new turbodiesels in the Volkswagen Touran – all of them now equipped with common rail direct-injection that is as efficient as it is smooth running – complete the engine line-up. Although their power values match those of the previous model, they are completely new TDIs in which Volkswagen has attained significant fuel savings. The entry-level engine of the TDI quartet is a 1.6-litre four cylinder with 66 kW / 90 PS. Its combined fuel consumption (5.1 litres) represents a fuel saving of 0.9 l/100 km compared to the previous model. At the next power level up, there is a 1.6-litre variant with 77 kW / 105 PS. Upon request, this TDI may be ordered with a seven-speed DSG or in the BlueMotion Technology version (six-speed manual). As mentioned, thanks to BlueMotion Technology the Volkswagen Touran TDI sets a new best fuel economy value for seven-seater MPVs at 4.6 l/100 km. The two most powerful TDIs with 103 kW / 140 PS and 125 kW / 170 PS are 2.0-litre engines. Here too, fuel savings were realised in the new generation: 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. Like the 105 PS TDI, customers can order the 140 PS TDI with BlueMotion Technology starting at the end of this year. Combined fuel consumption here is 4.8 l/100 km. Except for models that come with standard DSG, a six-speed manual gearbox is provided in all Tourans.
Body styling and functionality – DNA of a new generation
The MPV’s new styling sharpens the character of the new generation Volkswagen Touran. Except for the four doors, every other body part of the MPV was restyled. As on the latest generation of the larger Sharan, and the even larger Multivan, a clear network of horizontal lines dominates in its styling. This adds to the Volkswagen Touran’s high stature within its class. Consider the front end: Here the bumper, radiator grille, engine bonnet, wings and headlights are equipped 100 percent with the latest Volkswagen “design DNA”. High-end: the individualised radiator grille in glossy black with chrome trim is standard in some versions. Timeless: the larger yet elegant bumpers are painted in body colour. Pioneering: the distinctive shapes of the headlights. Their functionality can be extended to include automatic main beam activation when the Light Assist option is ordered, or – in the case of bi-xenon headlights and a world first in this class – continuous activation of the main beam headlights with the Dynamic Light Assist option. When customers order their Volkswagen Tourans with bi-xenon headlights, an LED daytime running light and position light – also a new development – is added to the headlight module. It consists of 12 individual LEDs.
Specifics on Light Assist and Dynamic Light Assist: The Light Assist function was designed for the standard headlights of the new VW Touran. As a camera-based system, this main beam assistant (extra option) recognises traffic situations based on detected light sources and gives either a dipped beam or main beam command to the power control module. The main beam is automatically activated or deactivated (starting at 60 km/h) based on this command; this functionality offers clear gains in convenience and safety.
For even better illumination of the road and road markings, the Dynamic Light Assist system was developed for bi-xenon headlights with integrated cornering light and dipped beam light. Also thanks to a camera integrated behind the front windscreen, this system makes it possible to keep the main beam modules of the bi-xenon headlights continually active. They are only masked in light pattern areas in which the system’s analysis shows a potential for unwanted glare to other vehicles in traffic.
The rear section of the Volkswagen Touran was also restyled for greater elegance. Along with the new horizontal structure of its design surfaces, it is the MPV’s rear lights – designed for the first time as two-part modules – that are especially prominent. They extend from the wing into the tailgate. Distinctive styling of the light module’s interior gives the VW Touran an unmistakable daytime and nighttime look. In addition, the tailgate offers advantages in terms of aerodynamics and functionality. A restyled roof edge spoiler reduces air turbulence in the rear section and helps to lower the new Touran’s Cd value from 0.32 to 0.29. The tailgate itself is significantly easier to close; thanks to optimised kinematics of the gas springs it now closes gently in one swing. In addition, the larger rear window offers an even better view to the rear. The sides of the Volkswagen Touran’s rear section were modified as well; in its side profile, a character line known as the “tornado line” rises upwards from the C-pillars to the rear, intensifying the dynamic energy of body surfaces here.
Interior concept and features – cleverly thought out
In the interior, the new generation Volkswagen Touran being presented in Leipzig comes with new materials, instruments, decorative accents and controls. The centre console with its new air conditioning controls was visually restyled, and air vents now have chrome bezels. From the Comfortline equipment level, additional chrome accents trim interior components such as switches for the electric windows, mirror adjustment and the light switch. Moreover, Volkswagen will be equipping the new VW Touran in the style of Golf & Co.; it will now have white backlit instruments and new three-spoke steering wheels. On DSG versions, the gearshift grip and gate were restyled as well. Modified head restraints in the second and third seating rows – which now lower to a lower level when not in use – also offer improved visibility to the rear.
In terms of both its ergonomics and variability, the individual seating system impresses on the Volkswagen Touran – which comes with standard five seating positions and optionally with seven seats. The three second row seats that are arranged next to one another can be adjusted longitudinally folded together with just a few hand movements, removed or shifted laterally. Due to their relatively high positions, the seats also offer exceptional thigh support and as a result excellent comfort on long journeys. Practical: Pockets and folding tables including a cup holder in the back of the driver and front passenger seats (from Comfortline), the middle seat that can be used as a table, storage bins in the floor in front of the second row seats and under the front seats, as well as large sized storage bins in the doors. The front passenger seatback may also be folded down completely, making it possible to transport long cargo objects.
As an option, the Volkswagen Touran can be ordered with a third seating row; when needed, it is easy to separately fold out each of the two full-size individual seats from the cargo area floor with just a few hand movements. In the lowered state, the cargo floor height is just seven centimetres more than without the third row of seats.
Optimal space utilisation in the Volkswagen Touran also extends to the bootspace. Storage compartments in the side walls of the cargo area and in the cargo floor can be used to secure numerous items. Even the warning triangle has a separate, newly designed storage compartment. For improved protection of cargo items of all types, the side walls of the bootspace were also redesigned and upholstered with carpeting.
In the classic five-seat configuration, the luggage section can handle up to 695 litres of cargo, and the maximum payload – depending on the version – is up to 660 kilograms. When all of the second row seats are removed and the third row seats are lowered, the maximum cargo capacity increases to 1,913 litres; on the five-seater with the second row seats removed, it is a full 1,989 litres. This means that new generation VW Touran owners will never have to face transport problems. And that is how it should be.