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Buyers get a choice of two petrol and four diesel engines; on sale now; deliveries from next month
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10 August 2010

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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Anonymous Spine 11 August 2010

Re: New VW Touran from £17,585

Peterstuyvesant wrote:
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.

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.

Peanus 11 August 2010

Re: New VW Touran from £17,585

Lee23404 wrote:

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.

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

Lee23404 11 August 2010

Re: New VW Touran from £17,585

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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