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 |  Aug 11 2010, 4:48 PM

Volkswagen released the CrossTouran, a pseudo-offroad version of their Touran microvan, for world markets. The CrossTouran joins the CrossPolo and CrossFox in yet another variant for people who want a car just a bit higher off the ground than Volkswagen usually produces.

With a raised suspension, special wheels and a new bodykit, the CrossTouran gets an interior with aluminum trim throughout the cabin. The CrossTouran also gets widened wheel arches to give it a more muscular appearance. The CrossTouran will get the full range of direct injected motors, including the 1.2L TSI four-cylinder and the 1.4L twincharged TFSI, as well as TDI options. The CrossTouran is expected to retail €27,700.

Gallery: Volkswagen CrossTouran

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[Source: Volkswagen]

Hit the jump to see the official press release

Lifestyle all-rounder’ -
The new CrossTouran available to order from tomorrow
Wolfsburg, 11th August 2010 – It’s the positive lifestyle statement of the
summer: the new CrossTouran! Following the CrossPolo and
CrossGolf launched earlier in the year, the CrossTouran now fills the
gap in the Cross lifestyle family. Volkswagen’s ‘more extrovert’
compact MPV is now available to order from a starting price of €27,700.

The Touran already follows the new Volkswagen design DNA and impresses
externally with a dynamic character line, a new, powerful rear-end design
and two-part taillight clusters. However, the CrossTouran traditionally ‘goes
one better’ and with its modified bad road kit complete with longer
suspension springs it gets 20 millimetres more ground clearance than the
standard model. On top of that comes the mix of 215 tyres at the front and
235s at the back, both on 17-inch alloy wheels. Thanks to its striking exterior
elements the new CrossTouran is also instantly perceived as an autonomous
model. The widened wheel arches form a unit with the side sills, which are
drawn right up into the doors. It is also given a sporty character by the
differentiated front and rear bumpers and the black grained protective strips
on the doors.

In addition to a specific design the autonomous ‘Cross’ brand also stands –
like ‘GTI’ and ‘R’ – for a specially designed set of features. As well as the
alloy wheels, bodywork kit and bad road suspension, the new CrossTouran
boasts added features aplenty: a roof rack in matt aluminium, decorative trim
in stainless steel look, electric windows front and rear, extra comfortable
seats in the front with height adjustment and lumbar support, leather steering
wheel plus leather trim on gearlever knob and handbrake and a special seat
cover pattern.

Through the sum of its special features the CrossTouran glistens with
Wolfsburg virtues: interior comfort and convenience (40 storage bins and
optional third seating row), driving fun and environmental awareness. For
instance, as well as with the familiar TSI and TDI engines the new
CrossTouran is now also available with the particularly efficient and
environmentally friendly ‘EcoFuel’ natural gas engine. Fuel consumption
when driving on natural gas is 4.8 kilograms per 100 kilometres, which
equates to CO2 emissions per kilometre of 133 grams. The additional natural
gas tanks are located beneath the floor, so that the vehicle’s cargo capacity
of up to 1,989 litres is not affected.

In total CrossTouran customers have a wide array of TSI, TDI and natural
gas engines to choose from, ranging in power from 77 kW to 125 kW (105 to
170 PS). This lifestyle-oriented all-rounder – complete with all visual and
technical refinements – can now be ordered in Germany from a starting price
of €27,700.
Note:
This text and imagery related to the new CrossTouran can be found in our press
database: www.volkswagen-media-services.com.
Volkswagen Communications
Product Communications
Contact: Christoph Peine
Tel. +49 (0) 53 61 / 9 – 7 65 00
Fax +49 (0) 53 61 / 9 – 7 63 48
Email: christoph.peine@volkswagen.de