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New Volkswagen Touran in brief

New Volkswagen Touran in brief  
Filed under:
Minivans/MPVs, Volkswagen
on 11/13/2006

Source: Volkswagen AG


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The Touran is coming with a new look and new technologies. The European market launch of the new Touran begins in mid-November 2006. It’s the first van in the world that can park itself; easy to use “Park Assist“ makes parking child’s play.


Drive offensive

In Spring 2007 the new Touran will also be the first van to have a 125 kW / 170 hp TSI engine. The direct injection gasoline engine equipped with a compressor and turbocharger features great reserves of power at very low rates of fuel consumption. Furthermore, a technically identically designed TSI engine with 103 kW / 140 hp will be immediately available on market launch. A total of two gasoline engines, four turbodiesel engines and a natural gas engine (EcoFuel) will be available during the introductory phase. All TSI and TDI engines (starting from 77 kW) can be combined with the DSG direct shift gearbox. TSI, TDI, DSG, EcoFuel – no other van currently has more innovative drive technology.

Face in the crowd

At first glance the updated Touran can be recognized by the Volkswagen crest radiator grill in chrome design, a new bumper and more precisely cut headlights. The lights are optionally available as bi-xenon headlights with static and dynamic cornering light (15 degree pivoting angle) and static turning light. From the new front section the exterior length of the Volkswagen van grew by 16 mm to 4,407 mm.

Cruise control and radio CD system

In the rear section new rear lights and the bumper modified similar to the front section allude to the new model generation. Numerous interior modifications and new technologies as well as extended standard equipment now including features such as the cruise control system and the "RCD 300" radio CD system with MP3 playback feature (Conceptline) top off the package of features.

Bestseller from the beginning

The success story of the Touran began in Spring 2003. The flexible all-rounder captured the top position of German van registrations from the get go. And nothing has changed this ranking up to being replaced by the new model generation now being presented. In September 2006 there were still 8,260 new Tourans registered in Germany – first place, although the successor was already in the starting blocks. Up to the end of September 2006 a total of exactly 62,885 new car buyers in Germany decided in favor of the Touran; with a share of 18.3 percent it is ahead of every other van. Moreover, the Touran also occupies an excellent position in Europe.

On the way to a million

The Touran already broke the half-million unit mark in December 2005. By the end of September 2006 0.64 million units of the Touran were sold world wide. Incidentally, 60 percent of buyers have more than one child and average between 28 and 49 years in age. Far more than 50 percent have a second car. And virtually all of them swear by the classless image of the Volkswagen. A significant factor for success.



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