2016 Volkswagen Touran Volkswagen is expanding its range of Touran engines with two new powerful engine variants. The 180 PS TSI version and 190 PS TDI have their focus on efficiency and driving pleasure. In addition, the interior of the Touran can be upgraded with the new extensive “Milano” design package.

With two new top-of-the-range engine options, the Touran gets a significantly more sporting character. The 1.8 l TSI with 180 PS has a top speed of 218 km/h and the maximum torque of 250 Nm is achieved between 1250 and 5000 rpm. The 1.8 TSI comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the Highline specification.

The new two-liter TDI also offers a significant increase in dynamic performance: its 190 PS four-cylinder engine reaches a top speed of 220 km/h, and consumes just 4.6 litres per 100 km. The powerful TDI is available to order in the Highline specification with 6-speed DSG.

Volkswagen has a new product in its range for the popular family van, which was recently declared by Euro NCAP as one of the safest cars in Europe: the “Milano” design package gives the Touran a trace of Italian elegance with ambient lighting, roofliner in titanium black and “piano black” inlays for the center console, the instrument panel and in the door panels. The center seat panels come in volcano-brown “ArtVelours” micro fleece and harmoniously match both the inner “Nappa” leather seat bolsters and the leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel. Heated front seats provide extra comfort.

The Touran in its latest rendition gets a more powerful-looking exterior and a distinctive long wheelbase with short body overhangs. At the front, the cross pieces of the grille extend naturally into the headlights to form a single, cohesive element. The headlights themselves are much slimmer than those of the previous version, and have a more three-dimensional shape; they also act as a common theme that unifies the front and the side sections. At slim lower breather opening assists to extend the MPV’s width and frontal impression. As an option, LED headlights with dynamic cornering function, DRLs and Dynamic Light Assist are available.

Powerful wheel arches and horizontal lines form the visual accents at the sides of the vehicle. The window design is noticeably flatter and more stylish than in the predecessor, extending from the A-pillar all the way back to the D-pillar. Level with the VW badge, another line flows into the tail light cluster (LED lights as an option) and forms an aerodynamic trailing edge. The number plate frame is a downward-facing trapezium which complements the sweep of the tail light clusters far into the vehicle silhouette, adding to the sense of width and giving a pleasant appearance to the rear.

The Volkswagen Touran 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI is valued at 34,250 and 37,150 Euros, respectively. The “Milano” design package is available to order at a starting price of 1,675 euros.