Having been in the market since its launch in 2003, Volkswagen Touran is a car that has gathered a lot of popularity. It is a compact MPV manufactured by the German automakers for European and a few other selected markets. Its third generation is speculated to launch in the form of a brand new 2018 VW Touran. This compact MPV will be the fifth generation VW Golf Mk5 platform that will be vertically stretched.
Cost and release date
As far as the latest information is concerned, Volkswagen has not yet confirmed a release date but expect to see the new VW Touran hit showrooms by the end of 2017 or at the beginning of 2018. Speculations are that this new car will come at a price anywhere between $27,000 and $35000.
Engine specifications of 2018 VW Touran
As per market speculations, one can expect the new Touran to come in four trims- S, SEL, SE family, R-Line and SE. Each trim has their own set of engine choices mainly divided into the following types. A 1.2-liter Petrol version that produces approximately 110 HP of power. A 1.6 Liter Diesel unit churning out 115 HP. A 2.0 liter TDI Diesel engine power outputs of 147 HP and 185 HP, depending on trim variant.
The powertrain is most likely going to Volkswagen’s very own twin clutch DSG system. Its platform is based on Volkswagen Golf while the engine comes from Volkswagen’s family car, Passat. EPA ratings can be speculated to be around 49 mpg to 51 mpg for petrol engines and 61 mpg to 65 mpg for diesel variants.
Reliability is a key feature of any Volkswagen vehicle and VW Touran 2018 delivers that in oodles. This VW compact MPV is going to be provided with at least 9 airbags for increased passenger safety. An advanced automatic post-collision braking system is most likely to be introduced. This is supported along by a pre-crash proactive protection system which will close any open windows on its own while regulating seatbelt tension. Expect adaptive cruise control, advanced parking assistance, rear cross traffic alert and lane assist systems to be also integrated into the car.
2018 VW Touran Exterior Design
The new VW Touran 2018 bears a resemblance to Volkswagen’s premier hatchback Golf. Which is quite natural owing to Touran constructed on Golf’s platform. The newest Touran comes with VW’s traditional dual horizontal bars in front, with a center positioned VW logo. This grill is further be bracketed by two brand new LED headlamps.
Expect to see body colored bumpers with a more stylish, redesigned air intake. Fog lamps for visibility in inclement weather are also a part of the front fascia. Wheels are most likely going to of 16-inch sizes and made out of aluminum.
New internal components may include a brand new intuitive infotainment system with connectivity to Smartphone kept as an option. The 2018 VW Touran will house new plush seats for greater comfort with the maximum quality finish.
Expect interior capacity to seat at least 7 passengers. Comfort enhancing tools like a 3 level climate control system that will come into the interior control system. Basic entertainment features like Apple Carplay and Android connect with Bluetooth. USB features are expected to come as standard part of Touran’s dashboard cluster.
In conclusion, 2018 VW Touran looks to a perfect car for everyday family transit. So, this 3rd Generation MPV from Volkswagen is expected to establish itself as a formidable force in the world market.