After the diesel scandal, chances to see 2019 VW Touran in the US are tiniest than ever. The German carmaker was preparing to launch its model as a competitor to Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica. But, the recent happenings will delay the premiere. Meanwhile, the minivan remains pretty popular in Europe. With its reliable diesel engine, it is perfect for larger families. Also, the new Touran will face a mid-cycle refresh. So, fans, prepare for modernization of your favorite minivan.
The current generation, the second since Touran’s introduction in 2003, came in 2015. Ever since the minivan is improving. The company waited for too long to add such vehicle to its lineup. Now, the 2019 VW Touran is one of the leaders in its segments. It is capable to take up to seven passengers and access to rear seats is pretty easy.
2019 VW Touran Exterior
The changes introduced with the second generation in 2015 were kept ever since. The 2019 VW Touran will make only minor cosmetic changes, while the most of the lines and shapes will remain the same.
The main advantage of minivans over crossovers is their ride position. The multi-purpose vehicle does not mean one of them is an off-road ride. So, these models are not offering such big ground clearance. The center of gravity is lower and minivans have better steering response than their main rivals. That is exactly 2019 VW Touran advantage.
But, the main thing why buyers are opting for this minivan is its interior. The cabin of the 2019 VW Touran is more modern than ever. This is one of the rear minivans that offers both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Well, these are optional features. But still, that gives a plus to Touran’s pros. Definitely, the look is not aggressive. But, this is a family vehicle and that couldn’t be a big downside.
2019 VW Touran Trim Levels
There will be five trim levels available for the upcoming MPV. The entry-level vehicle is S, and buyers can opt for a slightly upgraded SE variation. This trim adds 16-inch wheels, parking sensors, and emergency braking. Navigation and a moonroof are coming with the SE family model. The SEL is one of the most exclusive versions with larger wheels, three-zone climate control, and better lighting setup. Top of the line class is 2019 VW Touran R Line model with tinted glasses and premium interior. It also uses 18-inch wheels, that no other version has to offer.
2019 VW Touran Specs
Volkswagen is meeting the requirements of European countries regarding pollution. So, the company is not affected by scandal happened in the US. Well, the laws are softer in Europe. Anyway, the 2019 VW Touran offers both diesel and petrol units.
On the one side, we have a 1.2-liter petrol drivetrain as the engine for base models. It creates 110 hp and 130 lb-ft (175 Nm) of torque. There are two more potent gasoline options. A smaller one is a 1.4-liter TSI with 150 hp and 250 Nm (185 lb-ft). The same torque is offered by a 1.8-l petrol unit. But this one produces the most power – 180 horsepower.
The second, diesel squad, also offers three options. The first one is a 1.6-liter turbo-four unit. This mill is capable to deliver the same power as the base petrol, and torque as other two gasoline engines – 110 hp and 185 lb-ft. Its alternative is a 2.0-liter diesel engine, also turbocharged. Two kinds of tuning can make this mill burst either 150 or 190 horsepower and 340 or 400 Nm (250/295 pound-feet) of a twist. All units are built on an MQB platform and the drivetrains are sending power through a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The most powerful diesel engine can sprint to 100 km/h in eight seconds.