Volkswagen Touran

Volkswagen touran Motability car frontThe new Volkswagen Touran (2016) is a seven seat car sharing a chassis with the VW Golf it sits between the Golf SV and the larger Sharan.  This new version is slightly more sleek though has the familiar box shape of the outgoing model. The Touran has three individual seats in the second row, that can house three car seats, and two good size seats in the third row and even with all seats in position it has room in the boot for a pushchair, not something all cars trading as seven seaters can offer.

 

Volkswagen touran Motability car rear seatsThe Touran comes in four trim levels: S, SE, SE Family and SEL. All models get a 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, DAB digital radio, bluetooth phone connectivity, a second row of seats that can be slid back and forth, a plethora of storage spaces and air-conditioning. If you upgrade to SE trim, you get 16 inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, adaptive cruise control and folding tables on the back of the front seats, while SE Family gets a panoramic sunroof and Discover Navigation. Top SEL trim is the luxurious one with 17 inch alloy wheels, 3 Zone Climatronic air conditioning, APP Connect for Aple Carplay / Android Auto and nicer sears. Heated seats are a £210 extra across the range.

 

Volkswagen touran Motability car rearThe engines are all excellent fo those that prefer diesel economy the 1.6 litre diesel is available as a six speed manual or seven speed automatic (DSG), while it only offers 115 bhp the smoothness and even delivery of the available power makes this engine surprising capable even fully loaded, 0-62 in 11.9 seconds and top speed is 116 miles per hour. This engine is all about economy and it can return 64.2 miles per gallon as a manual or 65.7 miles per gallon as a DSG automatic. A 1.2 litre petrol also with 110 bhp is an option for those that do not want a diesel engine or opt for a more cost effective Touran, it can hit 62 in 11.3 seconds and return 52.3 mpg and is only available as a six speed manual. If you tow a caravan (1800kg braked tow limit) the 150bhp 2.0 diesel is the engine for you, 0-62 in 9.9 seconds and a claimed economy of 64.2 mpg as a six speed manual or 60.1 mpg as a six speed DSG Automatic. The 1.4 litre petrol is being phased out by VW in favour of a new 1.5 litre offering, if you can get hold of one this quarter it offers excellent economy at 49.6 as a manual or 51.4 as a DSG auto, the 148 bhp makes for an powerful companion,  0-62 in 9.5 seconds. Only avaialble in top SEL trim from £1199 Advance Payment.

 

Volkswagen Touran Motability Car - 1The Touran is a pleasant surprise, well equipped and the cheapest seven seater to run by a country mile, it also has an amazing knack of looking much smaller than it actually is, worth a closer look to all that are after a well built economical people carrier. The Touran has been awarded “Best MPV 2016″ at the annual What Car Awards. The judges said: “This new Volkswagen Touran is great to drive, classy-feeling inside and has better safety credentials than most of its rivals.”

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Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volkswagen Touran 1.6 Diesel 113 bhp SE Manual  –  £499 Advance Payment (£65.53 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – Volkswagen Touran 1.5 petrol 148 bhp SEL Automatic  –  £1099 Advance Payment (£68.35 +£174 wpms)