The official debut of the Volkswagen Touran was held at the motorcycle show in Amsterdam in February 2003. The car received a modern look, made in the style of the latest cars of VW. The original name of the Touran this car gave a simple combination of two words “Tour” - the tour and the name of the older brother “Sharan“. The Volkswagen Touran is built on the platform of the Golf V.
The new rear axle with a four-lever wheel suspension and an electromechanical power steering are used on the car. In its cabin, the Touran can comfortably accommodate up to 7 people. Moreover, its dimensions are by no means small: length - 4390 mm, width - 1790 mm, height - 1630 mm. Touran is offered in three options. The standard is designed for 5 people, with a luggage capacity of 600 liters. At the request of the buyer, you can install two more separate chairs, which, if necessary, are folded and stored under the floor. Moreover, all the seats in the cabin can be transformed according to the wishes of the owner.
The whole concept of seat variability Volkswagen Touran offers more than 500 different configurations. Extensive protection system includes: belts on all 7 seats, ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program), BAS (Brake Assist System), 6 airbags (front and side for the driver, front and rear passengers). Disc brakes on all wheels (front with internal ventilation). All of the above, suggests a high level of active security. A distinctive feature of kompaktven is the availability of space for various kinds of luggage, glove compartments, drawers, shelves and other compartments. In expensive trim levels, their number can reach up to 39 pieces.
Here are just a few examples: three boxes on top, one above the center console, one under the steering wheel, two in each of the front seats, door pockets. There is also a roomy “glove” box with a cooling function, as well as two compartments under the feet of the rear passengers. In the trunk under the floor - a few compartments for small items (in their list - repair kit for tires with sealant, spare wheel is equipped only with a five-seater machine).
And so on. Extensive basic equipment includes, among other things, central locking of locks with radio remote control, exterior mirrors with electric and heated, as well as electric windows. The range of engines includes: 1.6 liters 115 hp Direct injection FSI plus two turbo diesel - 1.9 (101 hp) and 2.0 liters (136 hp).
A conservative-minded citizen has a 102-hp gasoline engine with a traditional injection system. Moreover, on all FSI and TDI models, six-speed manual gearboxes are serially installed. At the request of the buyer, the car can be equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. The galvanized Touran body is welded using a laser, which ensures high quality of the seams and, as a consequence, high rigidity.
This increases the level of passive safety of the car. In the interior design, the Touran is a typical Volkswagen: a strict, slightly pedantic design combined with impeccable quality. Volkswagen Touran is designed for dynamic family people who value their time together.