2016 Volkswagen Touran Review and Specs

The 2016 Touran is a compact multi-purpose vehicle manufactured by Volkswagen. The name of the model is derived by “Tour” and “Sharan”, hence Touran. The model was designed to fill the space which was available between the larger Volkswagen Sharan.

Volkswagen Touran 2016 front

2016 Volkswagen Touran Changes, Exterior

The third generation people carrier was introduced in the Geneva Motor Show and featured many new changes and updates on its exterior. Proper specs for the exterior have not yet been disclosed by VW but we can see from the spy photos that the body kit is tall and boxy. The front bumper features LED and day time running head lamps. The tailgate has been extended somewhat, which was possible because of an 11cm stretch in the wheelbase. Touran will also feature Automatic Easy Open Tail Gate Function. The Touran in 12cm longer than its predecessor and has lost 62kg of weight.

2016 Volkswagen Touran side

2016 Volkswagen Touran Interior

The next gen Volkswagen Touran cabin has had many new upgrades. The most noticeable is the all-new fold flat seating system with ISOFIX anchor points. 5 different radio and navigation systems are available for the new minivan Touran and DAB+ radio system is a standard with the navigation options. The Touran also has the new “Application Connect”, “MirrorLink”, “Android Car (Google)” and “Vehicle Play (Apple)” features.

A new family oriented addition is of the “Electronic Voice Amplification System” which uses a mike in the front passenger seat area to transfer speech to the rear seats via speaker. Other changes are the optional Pure Air 3-zone automatic system. The Touran will also feature top of the game safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, City Emergency Braking, Traffic Jam Assist etc.

Volkswagen Touran 2016 interior

Engine, horsepower

The Volkswagen minivan is equipped with a 1.2 liter TSI turbo petrol engine which is able to produce 110 PS (108 hp). Apart from this base 2016 Volkswagen Touran engine, Volkswagen offers 2 other petrol and 3 other diesel engine units as options. The other petrol engine options are a 1.4 liter TSI which can produce 150PS (147 hp) and a 1.8 liter TSI which can produce 180PS (177 hp). The three diesel powered engine options are a 1.6 liter TDI which can produce 110 PS (108 hp) and a 2.0 liter TDI which can produce 150PS (147 hp) and 190PS (187 hp) respectively. The all new 2016 Touran will use an MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform. Volkswagen also stated that the new engine options are 19 percent more fuel efficient than its previous Touran model. The most economical engines are .6-litre diesel and 1.4 liter petrol engine, with 70.6 and 52.3 mpg respectively.

2016 Volkswagen Touran rear

Release Date and Price

The new Volkswagen Touran will start its booking in summer and will be available for sale this year in its second half, as a 2016 year model. 2016 Volkswagen Touran price have not yet been disclosed by the VW team.

This 5 to 7 seat people carrier offers utmost comfort and convenience to its passengers and is one of the best family oriented vehicles which is both fun and safe to drive around.

See also:
2016 Chevrolet Equinox
2016 Honda Pilot

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