The Volkswagen Touran was launched in 2003 and is a mid-sized people carrier based on the Volkswagen Golf. The first 7- seater version of this MPV was replaced by the Mk2 in 2015, and in terms of size it is smaller than the larger Sharan in Volkswagen's range.
The latest Touran models include the SE; the SE Family; the SEL and the top of the range R-Line.
Two TDI diesel units and a pair of petrol options make up the engine offerings for the Touran range. The entry point to the range is the 1.0 TSI turbo three-cylinder engine. The most fuel-efficient model is the VW Touran 2.0 TDI SCR SEL 150PS BMT DSG offering 63 miles to the gallon with CO2 emissions of 144.
At the other end of the scale the VW Touran 1.5 TSI EVO SE 150PS BMT delivers 49 miles to the gallon with CO2 emissions of 156.
The well-built VW Touran was given a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP in 2015 – its safety score:
Insurance premiums on a Volkswagen Touran can vary – not just in relation to age and driving history but also to the insurance group rating. The Association of British Insurers and Lloyd’s of London set your car’s insurance group from 1 to 50. In theory, the higher the insurance group, the greater your insurance premium will be.
Cover for the Touran shouldn't be too expensive as the models in the range fall into groups 9 to 17.
The manufacture of the VW Touran is based on the platform of the VW Golf.
The Touran, when launched, introduced electro-mechanical steering, a first in its class.