VW to Debut New Touran Compact MPV at Geneva Motor Show

The newly redesigned small people mover is a minivan at it’s core.  So I won’t regale you with tales of turbodiesel performance.  If you’ve got a family, here’s some of the real sexy stuff:

  • Child safety seat anchors on all rear seats
  • 47 storage compartments
  • 3-zone PureAir automatic air conditioning system
  • Collision avoidance with emergency braking
  • Automatic post-collision braking system
  • Foot-actuated tailgate


And we haven’t even gotten to the on-board electronics:

No fewer than five radio and radio navigation systems are available for the new Touran. DAB+ digital radio is available for all these systems. For the three top devices, Volkswagen will also be offering AppConnect with CarPlay (Apple) and Android Auto (Google) and MirrorLink™ for the first time, enabling a wide array of apps to be mirrored in the infotainment system display. The Touran has another optional item available, one that will particularly appeal to families: electronic voice amplification. This system uses a microphone in the front passenger area to relay speech to the rear seat rows via the speakers installed in the rear.


Did you catch the last one?  The driver and front passenger has a microphone to yell at the kids–er passengers in the rear to settle down–er ask about their well being….



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