2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran – the European ideal of practicality

Model GP2 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran – the second generation of German practical family wagon with increased capacity, was presented as part of the Leipzig Trade Fair held in April 2010. Sales of the new generation 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran in Europe started in October 2010, and Russian car lovers family minivan became available in early . In our review, we try to understand what lies car popular among European buyers, and why the Russians are not lining up for the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran. Traditionally evaluate the exterior and interior, learn specifications, carry out a test drive will tell about the trim levels and prices for 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran , the production official dealers. We help to photo and video materials, opinions of owners and journalists comments.


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Before describing the appearance we want to tell the readers a few statistical figures of the life history of the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran, confirming its popularity in Europe and the world. Since the start of production of the first model generation in 2004 more than 1,130 thousand minivans were sold in . For seven years, VW Touran held 50% of the market of compact minivans, not only in his native Germany, but also in the whole Europe. The second generation model is not slowed down, and on the results of -, the sale of family car in Europe surely exceed the bar of 100 thousand copies. 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran enjoyed by European motorists even more popular than the Citroen the C4 , the Hyundai the i30 or the Dacia Sandero. In Russia the situation is quite the opposite, in the best case of 800 new German compact minivans a year to buy Russian motorists.

In our view, this situation is due not only to the relatively high price (880 rubles), but also the fresh appearance of the car, like a suitcase …. Calm, trivial design of 2018-2019 Volkswagen products for a long time a matter of controversy and criticism motorists. Domestic drivers are choosing a model of car with a strong personality appearance, sometimes without even thinking about what lies inside. On the interior and technical stuffing, we’ll talk later, and now go back to the exterior.

Looks cars though not stylish, but solidly and confidently. Each line on the body and vyshtampovka solved in the corporate style and gives the breed the 2018-2019 Volkswagen AG .
Austerity headlamps (optional bi-xenon with LED lamps for low beam and daytime running lights) and a narrow slot grille harmoniously emphasizes the monumental front bumper with additional air intake and a lower classic round foglights. Compact and sloping bonnet with a barely perceptible ribs dripping from the surface of the body and provides an excellent forward visibility from the driver’s seat and front passenger.

Side Body 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran each element demonstrates the dedication to maximize interior volume and convenience of landing in the car: the right boxes doors, high and flat roof line, a large surface of the side glazing, vertical feed. It is a pity of course, that the surface of the body panels are too simple and does not cause delight. Refresh the overall image of a boring vyshtampovki wheel arches.

The rear of the car a solid functional – a huge tailgate decorated vyshtampovki under strict license plate frame and harmoniously beautiful two-piece chandeliers overall lighting, compact rear bumper gently hugging the metal parts of the body. At the opening of the fifth door get convenient access to the luggage hold with a smooth surface and a low loading height, the luggage compartment seems bottomless.


  • External dimensions 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran second generation are: 4397 mm long, 1794 mm wide, 1634 mm high, 2678 mm wheelbase, 165 mm ground clearance (clearance) with a package for the bad roads.
  • Body 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran, despite its simplicity, and a suitcase-like, has low aerodynamic drag index of from 0.32 to 0.29 Cx (with a spoiler on the fifth door).
  • Selecting enamel colors for Russian buyers 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran wide enough: basic – Candy White (white), and Deep Ocean (blue), as an option for 12710 rubles, you can order a pearl – Deep Black Pearlescent (black) or Venetian (dark green), Metallic – Night blue (dark blue), Wild Cherry (red), Toffee brown (brown), Pepper gray (dark gray), Reflex Silver (light silver), Silver Leaf (silver) or Titanium (beige).
  • A wide choice of color palette complement tires 195/65 R15 on steel rims or 205/60 R15 on the alloy wheels. As the tuning wheel arches will rubber 205/55 R16, 215/50 R16, 205/50 R17 and 225/45 R17 alloy wheels on the 16-17 range.
  • The car body with double-sided zinc coating is highly resistant to corrosion.

Depending on the wishes of the buyer minivan interior can be five-seater and seven-seater (optional for 27700 rubles). The third row can accommodate even two adult passengers, the place above his head and feet enough. Who sits in the gallery is not as comfortable as the occupants of the second and the first row, but the seat is positioned at an optimal height and seating is comfortable, and the comfort of the passengers are not deprived. On the last row of comfortable armrests with wide containers for bottles. Climbing to the third row is easy thanks to the well thought-out transformation of separate second-row seats. The side seats are moved forward and raised to a vertical position, revealing a passage.


For each of the three passengers of the second row is set a separate seat, capable to move along the slide compartment, and if necessary, the chair can be removed from the cabin. As a bonus, in addition to almost smooth floor, the ability to adjust the slope or completely omit the back seat. Places in all directions with an enviable reserve, sit comfortably even during long distance trips.


The driver and front passenger will be located in simple looking but very comfortable chairs with a huge range of adjustments. Annoying, but not a sufficient lateral support in the front seats, especially with an eye to the excellent chassis.
The driver can rightly be considered the standard in the class of family cars. And no wonder, because the Golf Turan close relative.

Seated behind the wheel of 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran convenient, comfortable, and most importantly the right, you know how thoughtful and calibrated to the millimeter the location of each and every government. Perfect steering wheel size (diameter and thickness of the rim), strict and perfectly-informative devices with on-board computer screen, air conditioning control units, audio system, transmission control handle – all at your fingertips. Buttons, switches, knobs settings work with a nice effort.

Many motorists say that the interior of cars 2018-2019 Volkswagen boring and featureless. We also think that the correct interior, without tinsel and extra useless parts. Everything is simple and functional, with high quality and soundly. finishing materials – soft textured plastic, fabric or leather upholstery seats, carpet, even after five years of use of the car look great.

In Russia, the second-generation VW Touran minivan is offered in two equipment versions – Trendline and Highline. Version Trendline is equipped with the protection of the engine compartment, 8 Mew airbags, ESP, ABS with BAS, ASR, electronic locking front differential (EDS), adjustable traction motor (MSR), the system stabilization trailer, air conditioning, audio system (CD MP3 4 loudspeakers), multifunction display on-board computer, electric mirrors, cruise control, electromechanical power steering, height-adjustable steering column, heated front seats and washer nozzles.

The more intense version Highline will add dual-zone climate control, Premium color display in the center console, an advanced audio system with connections for AUX USB iPod and 8 speakers, rain sensor, the system monitors the status of the driver.

As additional options are available Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, a panoramic electric sunroof, parking assistant (Park Assis), sport seats with leather trim and many other chips.

Roof minivan 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran, in the presence of the seven crew members, with a modest capacity – 121 liters with five passengers including the driver freight opportunities luggage compartment increases to 695 liters. By removing the seats of the second row will get the cargo bay with a flat floor and a capacity of 1913 liters in the presence of a third row of seats folded in the underground, and 1989 liters with the five-seat cabin configuration.

Specifications minivan 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran year of production: the new Touran is built on a platform of second generation hatchback 2018-2019 Volkswagen Golf. Suspension is fully independent with McPherson struts in front and multi-link rear architecture.
For the Russian motorists Turan is available with one diesel and three petrol engines, as transmissions 6 speed manual and robotic DSG double-clutch 6 and 7 assists.

  • Diesel 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran 2.0-liter the TDI (110 hp) works in tandem with a 6 speed manual (or automatic box 6AKPP the DSG), the dynamics of up to 100 mph for 12.1 seconds, top speed 185 (183) mph. Fuel consumption is claimed by the manufacturer at 5.4 (5.7) liters.

Petrol four-cylinder engines with TSI system:

  • 1.2-liter (105 hp) with a 6 speed manual only provides acceleration up to a hundred in 11.9 seconds and a top speed of 185 mph. Passport fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 6.4 liters.
  • 1.4-liter (140 hp) in tandem with a 6 speed manual (7AKPP DSG) minivan accelerates to 100 mph in 9.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 202 mph. Gasoline consumption in the combined cycle is 6.8 (6.6) liters.
  • A more powerful 1.4-liter (170 hp) is paired with the DSG 7AKPP, acceleration to the first hundred in 8.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 213 mph. Fuel in the average engine will require 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers.

Test drive the family car 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran minivan shows absolutely unusual suspension setup. Running dense, knocked and collected. Body roll in corners is minimal, while the nobility of the suspension on the face. We are talking about the comfortable suspension while driving, even on a very bumpy road. Large potholes, holes, joints and even the tram rails car overcomes with dignity and without disturbing the suspension elements. The interior is transmitted only barely audible sounds muffled and rubber flip flops. Steering with excellent feedback, information content and pleases the vehicle stability even at speeds over 150 mph. Direct, turn sharp turn – minivan listens like a hatchback. But the rear suspension may seem overtly tight. The reason lies in the special springs, shock absorbers and bushings, reinforced compared with elements of the suspension 2018-2019 Volkswagen Golf platform, taking into account donor minivan carrying capacity of 650-plus kilogram.

What is the cost to buy a new 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran years in Russia can buy cars for the cost of 880 thousand rubles for the modification of a petrol 1.2 TSI (105 hp) in the Trendline equipment. Price 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran with a powerful 1.4 TSI (170 hp 7AKPP DSG) in the Highline version is from 1.279 million. Rubles, additional equipment and accessories are able to raise the price of 1500 rubles.
Whose assembly: 2018-2019 Volkswagen Touran production is carried out on the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga (Russia) for the Russian market.



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