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VW Touran received second facelift

By SYF77 on 15 Apr 2010

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For the second time since its introduction in 2003 and four years after the presentation of the revised model in 2006, the Volkswagen Touran 7-seater MPV has been facelifted again.

Due to make its world premiere at this month's Auto Mobil International (AMI) motor show, which runs from 10 to 18 April in Leipzig, Germany, the 2011 Touran features a refreshed styling inspired by the new Polo, Golf and Touareg models. At the front, the Touran gets VW's latest corporate grille along with new headlamp and bumper designs. The rear section of the Touran is also restyled, featuring two-piece tail lamps that extend from the wing into the tailgate. Completing the revisions are a set of new alloy wheels and chrome-edged rubbing strips running down the side of the vehicle as well as new exterior mirrors.

On the inside, we get to see the familiar three-spoke steering wheel and a new set of dials featuring white backlighting, which are shared with the 2010 Jetta. A revised centre console with chrome highlights houses the new controls for the ventilation system.

For the drivetrains, the new entry-level 1.2-liter TSI gasoline unit with 105HP is joined by a 1.4-liter TSI offered in 140HP and 170HP configurations. These engines are mated to the seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Ferraricalifornia Apr 16 2010 07:38 AM
looks even more like the Skoda Roomster now, especially the interior dashboard....

i thought VW going to launch an all-new Touran and not just a facelift model???
Plusnplus Apr 16 2010 08:34 AM
I wish VW singapore will bring manual type and more MPV model from VW.
Xefera Apr 16 2010 09:43 AM
i think you may be referring to the Sharan, the big brother of Touran
Joseph22 Apr 16 2010 11:03 AM
I think this is more of a Save money move rather than face lift. Everyone use same font grill they can down the production cost and time.
Ferraricalifornia Apr 16 2010 09:50 PM
they change only the face leh....

but VW still chose to retain the boxy look of the touran which is really the downside of the car....

and the interior still looks outdated leh...

really just refreshed face...still more or less the same car beneath...
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