Volkswagen has confirmed prices for the new Touran will start from £22,240 OTR.
Order books have opened for the people carrier, which VW says was redesigned from the ground up and built on Volkswagen's advanced MQB platform. Delivering a 'sharper, sleeker look' with reduced running costs and new innovations, the 2015 Touran is 130mm longer than the model it replaces.
All models are equipped with a seven-seat layout that features a new fold-flat system. The seats in the second and third rows, plus the front passenger seat backrest (from SE trim up) can be folded in seconds, creating a continuous, level floor for easy loading. With the second and third row seats folded, the Touran has a cargo capacity of 1,857 litres, which Volkswagen says is the largest luggage compartment in its class.
The new Touran launches with five engines (two petrol and three diesel) that are up to 19 per cent more efficient than the units they replace, and have power outputs ranging from 110 to 190 PS. The petrol line-up consists of a 1.2-litre 110 PS TSI with a six-speed manual gearbox and a 1.4-litre 150 PS that is offered with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox.
Diesel options consist of a 1.6-litre 110 PS with six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG, a 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS with six-speed manual or DSG, and a range-topping 2.0-litre TDI with 190 PS and standard six-speed DSG transmission.
With weight reductions of up to 62kg, and the introduction of new fuel saving technologies, CO2 emissions are 'significantly lower' for the new model with the 1.6 TDI 110 PS DSG emitting 111 g/km.
Standard features on the entry-level S include automatic post-collision braking and pre-crash systems, seven airbags, 6.5-inch Composition Media system with DAB and Bluetooth, air conditioning, roof rails and seven seats.
Starting from £23,630, SE models add 16-inch alloys, Front Assist with city emergency braking function, front and rear parking sensors, iPod connectivity and rain sensor, while the new SE Family trim adds an extra-large panoramic sunroof with integrated lighting, Discover Navigation with Car-Net Guide and Inform and rear window blinds. Reflecting its family-friendly status, this model also features remotely activated child locks and a voice amplification system that allows the driver to be heard clearly by all rear passengers.
At the top of the range, SEL models (priced from £26,745 to £30,510 for the 2.0 TDI 190PS 6 speed DSG) add Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Profile Select and App Connect, 17-inch alloy wheels, three-zone Pure Air air-conditioning with allergen filter and Driver Profile Selection. Connectivity systems include Car-Net 'Guide and Inform' and Car-Net 'App-Connect' that integrates CarPlay (Apple) and Android Auto (Google) and MirrorLink.
First UK deliveries are expected in December, 2015.