The Volkswagen Touran TDI: Carries more than kids
Since its launch in 2010, the Volkswagen Touran has proven exceedingly popular with motorists in Singapore, thanks to its performance and versatility. Now there’s even more choice for customers – the new Touran TDI has entered the market as the only German 7-seater MPV in the Category A segment.
The Touran TDI joins the petrol-powered Touran, Touran Comfort and Touran Sport models in the range. It is powered by a 1.6-litre TDI Clean Diesel engine with 105 bhp and 250 Nm of torque, the latter of which is available from just 1,500 rpm.
In spite of its lively performance, the Touran TDI consumes just 4.6 litres of fuel per 100 km in the combined cycle, translating to a driving range of more than 1,300 km on a full tank of diesel. It also qualifies for a $10,000 government CEVS rebate thanks to its extremely low CO2 emissions of 121 g/km.
Paired with the frugal TDI engine is Volkswagen’s 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). Compared to conventional transmissions, the DSG
provides far quicker gear shifts, keeping the engine working in its optimal rev range in all driving conditions.
As with all Touran models, the Touran TDI has an extraordinarily spacious and versatile interior. The second row seats, for instance, can slide and recline individually, or even be removed completely from the car. Should the need to transport large items arise, the Touran’s generous loading capacity of up to 1,913 litres ensures that nothing needs to be left behind.
Standard equipment on the Touran TDI include 17-inch ‘Blade’ alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a ‘Rear Assist’ rear view camera and a
touchscreen audio system.
The Touran TDI will be officially launched on 8 March 2014, with prices starting from $153,800 with COE.