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Order books open for the new Volkswagen Touran

  • Pricing announced for the new Volkswagen Touran
  • More space, greater practicality and new on-board technology
  • New engine range up to 19 per cent more efficient 

Volkswagen has announced pricing, specification details and opened the order books for its all-new Touran.

An ideal family car choice for user choosers, the new Touran is longer than the model it replaces and up to 19 percent more efficient.

There are five engines to choose from, two petrol powertrains and three diesels, all of which are Euro6 compliant and offer power ranging from 108bhp to 187bhp.

Crucial for company car drivers will be the diesel options which consist of a 108bhp 1.6-litre engine, a 148bhp 2.0-litre powertrain, both of which are fitted with a six-speed manual as standard and a range-topping 2.0-litre with 187bhp and standard six-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Thanks to weight reductions of up to 62kg and the introduction of new fuel saving technology, CO2 emissions are significantly lower for the new model with the 1.6-litre 108bhp DSG diesel emitting the lowest of the range at 111g/km, slotting into a 20 percent BIK tax band for the current 2015/16 tax year.

P11d prices start from £22,185 and all models come equipped with seven-seats as standard. With the second and third row seats folded the new Touran also offers one of the biggest boots in its class with a cargo capacity of 1,857 litres.

You can buy the Touran in four trims, S, SE, SE Family and SEL. Standard kit on entry models includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen system with DAB radio and Bluetooth, air-con and roof rails.

Moving up to SE adds 16-inch alloys, front and rear parking sensors, iPod connectivity and rain sensor wipers, while the new SE Family trim adds a large panoramic sunroof with integrated lighting, sat-nav and a voice amplification system.

At the top of the range SEL models gain adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, three-zone air-con with allergen filter and Driver Profile Selection.

Order books for the new Touran open tomorrow (Wednesday, September 2) with first UK deliveries expected in December.

Click here to read our full review of the new Volkswagen Touran