Buyers get a choice of two petrol and four diesel engines; on sale now; deliveries from next month

Volkswagen’s new Touran compact MPV has gone on sale in the UK and will cost from £17,585, the company has revealed.

The entry-level model is the 1.2 TSI in S trim complete with a six-speed manual ’box; standard kit includes 15-inch alloy wheels, air-con, cruise control and a hill hold function.

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The engine has 104bhp and 129lb ft of torque and is capable of returning 44.1mpg, while CO2 emissions are 149g/km. A 1.2 TSI S Bluemotion Technology model costs from £18,220 and adds low resistance tyres, stop-start, new badging and an energy recovery system that stores energy lost under braking. This boosts economy to 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions are cut to 139g/km.

Other engines include a 1.6 TDI with either 89bhp or 104bhp; a six-speed mauual is standard, while a seven-speed DSG can be added to 104bhp versions of the 1.6 TDI model.

A 138bhp 2.0 TDI engine, which can be fitted with either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox, is also offered. The range-topping Touran is a 168bhp 2.0 TDI in Sport trim mated to a six-speed DSG ’box; this model costs from £25,535.

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The other petrol model in the range is a 138bhp 1.4 TSI unit with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox.

SE trim adds 16-inch alloys, chrome-finished roof rails and a leather steering wheel, while Sport trim adds extra chrome trim, climate control, Alcantara seat linings and a CD autochanger.

The new Touran is available to order now, with first deliveries expected on 22 September.

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Our Verdict

Volkswagen Touran 2010-2015
The Touran has been very successful, but has failed to grab the headlines

The Volkswagen Touran has a good chassis but little inspiration and a bland appearance

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10 August 2010

In all honesty this car must be the most boring Volkswagen money can buy,I had completely forgotten about this car until the "new" model came out.

11 August 2010

My local VW dealer in SW London has also forgotten to order some as demonstrators. When I phoned them yesterday to enquire about the new Touran, they had no idea when one will be available to look at, but they did say I had to wait 4 months if I wanted to order one. Hmmm, no thanks. they've lost another sale there.

11 August 2010

[quote Peterstuyvesant]My local VW dealer in SW London has also forgotten to order some as demonstrators. When I phoned them yesterday to enquire about the new Touran, they had no idea when one will be available to look at, but they did say I had to wait 4 months if I wanted to order one. Hmmm, no thanks. they've lost another sale there.[/quote]

It is not up to your local dealer to order their new Touran demonstrator, Volkwsagen UK have ordered a mix of new Tourans for demonstration which each dealer can call off much closer to the actual on sale date of 22nd September. As ordering only opened on Friday would you expect every retailer to already have a right hand drive vehicle on site? I suspect that Volkswagen will not allow retailers to call their cars off until at least early September as Volkswagen do not like these being used until the vehicle has "officialy" gone on sale. Volkswagen have not indicated lead times as yet but 12 weeks was the norm for the old Touran, I suspect your dealer was doing the right thing and playing it safe by quoting 4 months. I hope you enjoy the vehicle you have chosen to purchase instead.

11 August 2010

[quote veedubya] is not up to your local dealer to order their new Touran demonstrator, Volkwsagen UK have ordered a mix of new Tourans for demonstration which each dealer can call off much closer to the actual on sale date of 22nd September. As ordering only opened on Friday would you expect every retailer to already have a right hand drive vehicle on site? I suspect that Volkswagen will not allow retailers to call their cars off until at least early September as Volkswagen do not like these being used until the vehicle has "officialy" gone on sale. Volkswagen have not indicated lead times as yet but 12 weeks was the norm for the old Touran, I suspect your dealer was doing the right thing and playing it safe by quoting 4 months. I hope you enjoy the vehicle you have chosen to purchase instead.[/quote]

On the subject of long waits for a car, any idea when I can expect to get my sorry ass in a Bluesport.

11 August 2010

[quote tannedbaldhead]On the subject of long waits for a car, any idea when I can expect to get my sorry ass in a Bluesport.[/quote]

I dunno but you'll be behind me in the queue :)

11 August 2010

[quote veedubya]

[quote tannedbaldhead]On the subject of long waits for a car, any idea when I can expect to get my sorry ass in a Bluesport.[/quote]

I dunno but you'll be behind me in the queue :)

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You think they'll definitely make it then?

11 August 2010

[quote tannedbaldhead]You think they'll definitely make it then?[/quote]

Desperate for it to go on sale (I think it will) and they have 2 staff purchases here ready and waiting. It's a shame they're taking so long making a decision on it but I suppose the business plan has to work. I have a picture of it on my desk and the response I get from customers is exceptionally positive.

11 August 2010

Hiw many timess can a car be facelifted and it still be considered new?

It's the Mk5 Golf derived dash that ages it most.

11 August 2010

[quote Lee23404]

Hiw many timess can a car be facelifted and it still be considered new?

It's the Mk5 Golf derived dash that ages it most.

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Is this still the same overall body then - I thought this was supposed to be an all new model?

11 August 2010

[quote Peterstuyvesant]My local VW dealer in SW London has also forgotten to order some as demonstrators. When I phoned them yesterday to enquire about the new Touran, they had no idea when one will be available to look at, but they did say I had to wait 4 months if I wanted to order one. Hmmm, no thanks. they've lost another sale there.[/quote]

Why don't you be patient and wait? You either want to buy the car or not, surely you're not going to buy a rubbish Zafira instead? Thought so.

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