Belgard Volkswagen Announces Pricing for New Touran

by : Natalie Anderson

Belgard Volkswagen has recently announced the pricing for the new Touran MVP and has also begun taking orders for delivery which will begin in late March. The prices will start at â‚?27,625 for the entry level S 1.6 liter 102 BHP and rise to â‚?45,715 for the range-topping Highline 2.0 liter TDI DSG 170 BHP with DSG gearbox. According to Belgard Volkswagen Brand Manager, Geraldine Browne, "Over 85% of Touran buyers will go for a diesel engine, with the best-selling model expected to be the Conceptline 1.9 liter TDI 105 BHP, priced at â‚?30,950."

Browne further stated that a limited number of Touran models are available for immediate delivery. And as part of the comprehensive revision that Volkswagen is implementing it is expected for its MPV to gain new styling, engine and technology while maintaining the integrity of the successful seven-seater Touran.

The new Touran will also be given a fresh facelift using top-of-the-line auto parts that are paralleled in quality with parts like the . Touran was given revised lights likened to those found on the Eos Coupe Cabriolet. A new bumper and grille section will also be added on the vehicle. The lights and bumper on the rear were also modified and updated to further give the Touran with a modern look. The exterior is not the only part enhanced the interior was also given a new trim and materials including a stainless steel finish to the dials and upgraded standard equipment .

The Touran is famous for its safety features and the new model takes it a step further with its standard front, side and head airbags as well as ABS and ESP short for Electronic Stabilization Programme that comes with a counter-steering feature that can shorten the stopping distance by up to 10%.

Another innovative technology added to the new Touran is the ParkAssist which makes use of a series of sensors mounted on the front, rear and side of the Touran to help the driver in obtaining the ideal maneuvering path into a parallel space either to the right or left of the vehicle. How? Through the audible warnings and visual displays in the system gather steering inputs which the driver carried out by simply controlling the throttle and brake inputs. The whole operation takes less than 15 seconds. However, this feature is offered as an additional option only.

The model lineup still includes the Conceptline, Highline and Trendline. All of these models offer a host of items such as 16-inch alloy wheels, CD player, air conditioning, remote control central locking and cruise control. The Trendline has an additional feature like its 8 speaker stereo, front centre armrest, steel finish dash inserts and body-coloured trims as standard. The Highline for its part gains Xenon head lights, 17 inch alloy wheeled, park distance control chrome roof rails, front fog lights and leather steering wheel.

A new engine lineup- two for petrol and two for diesel are also to be offered:

  • 1.6-litre 102 BHP
  • 1.4-litre TSI 140 BHP with optional DSG gearbox
  • 1.9-litre TDI 105 BHP
  • 2.0-litre TDI 140 BHP with optional DSG
  • 2.0-litre TDI 170 BHP with optional DSG

    The new Touran is now available for test drive at Belgard Volkswagen. Interested buyers may try to contact Geraldine Browne or any of the team at 4049999.