Unlike the recently-announced 2015 Sharan, the 2015 Touran is not just an update of the existing model. It’s a new model based on the MQB platform and it’s 130 mm longer than its predecessor while at the same time lighter by up to 62 kg.
The growth translated to an increased interior space with a choice of five or seven seat configurations. Cargo space is a humongous 1,040 litres, and all the seats can be folded flat to free up even more space.
The dash features a sharper driver-angled center console, and the infotainment system on the top models has the MirrorLink function that supports Android Auto and Car Play. A Pure Air 3-zone automatic air conditioner with anti-allergen filter is offered as an option.
On the outside, the new Touran looks almost exactly like the outgoing model. Upon closer inspection, the new Touran is more angular, and the side features a deep crease that runs from the front fenders to the taillights. A more aggressive styling can be had by opting for the R line package.
The new Touran is fitted with the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System as standard, but a host of driving assistance are also available such as the Adaptive Cruise Control system and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Traffic Jam Assist, Pre-Crash proactive occupant protection, Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, and Trailer Assist.
A variety of turbocharged engines can be specified with the new Touran, and they are equipped with Stop/Start and brake energy recuperation systems as standard making them up to 19 percent more economical than before. The engines include a 110 hp 1.2 TSI, 150 hp 1.4 TSI, 180 hp 1.8 TSI, 110 HP 1.6 TDI, 150 HP 2.0 TDI, and a 190 hp 2.0 TDI.
The 2015 Touran will join the 2015 Passat Alltrack and 2015 Sharan at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.