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 |  Jul 15 2014, 7:18 AM


Volkswagen is rumored to be bringing its Touran MPV to the U.S.

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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


[Source: Volkswagen]

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 |  Jun 01 2010, 11:41 AM


Volkswagen‘s compact Touran Minivan (not to be confused with the Routan sold here in North America) has just been launched in its newest incarnation, and the range is being led by a 1.6L BlueMotion diesel that makes 105 horsepower returns a very impressive 51.3 miles per gallon. Also interesting is the tiny 1.2L 4-cylinder gas engine that puts out a respectable 102 horsepower thanks to Volkswagen’s direct injection system, and a small supercharger attached to the engine.

The Touran is based on the Golf, making it a bit small for North American tastes, but perfect for Europe and Asia, where high fuel prices and tight spaces mean that a car like a Dodge Caravan is totally unsuitable, and a smaller footprint is required (Honda even sells a completely different Odyssey in other markets for this reason). If the Ford Focus C-Max is a hit in North America, the Touran might make it over to our shores, but with Chevrolet recently killing the Orlando for the United States (but not Canada), don’t count on it.

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Gallery: Volkswagen Touran


[Source: The Truth About Cars]

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