The Touran's looks have been brought into line with other recent Volkswagens such as the new Passat and the Golf SV. The interior is also completely new, adopting a more premium feel while maximising the available interior space.
It is not just a case of maximising existing space, though, because the new Touran is around 12cm longer than the car it replaces, while the wheelbase has been stretched by 11cm.
The cabin comes with a completely new folding seat arrangement, which allows the seats to be dropped to create a flat floor. The new model is available in both five- and seven-seat versions, and Volkswagen claims the former has the biggest luggage compartment in the class.
The new model also has a huge list of safety equipment available. Various active systems are offered, including an automatic post-collision braking assistant as standard, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and pre-crash proactive occupant protection.