2011 Volkswagen Touran compact MPV is now on sale and can be ordered in the UK. The starting price is £17 585 RRP on the road. The new MPV features , a range of efficient engines and a lot of extras.

The vehicle was unveiled at the Leipzig Motor Show in April this year. The new Touran draws on the design language seen on the Polo and new Sharan with a mix of clean lines and a lower, wider appearance than the model it replaces. The updates are the new front wings, bonnet and front bumper. Furthermore, the MPV features new wing mirrors, rear lights and a restyled tailgate and bumper.

The interior is slightly updated by revising the  entertainment and climate functions and a new three-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of restyled dials. Of course, there are some new trim finishes.

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2011 VW Touran can carry up to seven adults with the third row of seats folding flat into the floor. The standard equipment is perfect for its price and includes air conditioning, alloy wheels, roof rails, a CD stereo system, ABS, Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) and six airbags. A five-seat option is also available.

As an option you can order the second generation of Park Assist.

The engine range features newly developed 1.2 litre TSI petrol engine with 105 PS and 175Nm of torque. This engine returns 44.1 mpg on combined cycle and emits just 149g/km of CO2. In BlueMotion Technology form, complete with Stop/Start and battery regeneration, the 1.2-litre TSI engine is capable of returning 47.9 mpg while emitting an estimated 139 g/km of CO2.

The other engines in the range are a further petrol and four diesel power units, which ranging in power from 90 to 170PS. There are three trim levels – S, SE and Sport. BlueMotion Technology is offered with each level.