Crossovers are taking over the market, even as family haulers but that doesn’t mean that minivans have vanished from the market entirely. There is still a fine portion of models on offer, especially in Europe, where this practical design is still highly appreciated. One of these models is the Touran, one of the two minivans Volkswagen offers in Europe. The current generation has been around since 2015 but it looks like we won’t be seeing bigger changes. The 2023 VW Touran should be a typical carryover model, with familiar design and features.
That means that you may count on a familiar design, which still has a lot of great things to offer. This minivan features good build quality, both outside and inside, while we also like the engines, as well as the practical interior. On the other hand, the biggest complaints go to the dull styling and firm ride.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 VW Touran will hit the market sometime late in the year.
2023 VW Touran Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 VW Touran is expected to be a typical carryover model. We count on a familiar design, which has been around since 2015. Mechanically, this minivan is based on the familiar MQB platform and shares most of the parts with the previous-generation Golf, the Mk7. Even the ride quality is pretty similar to the popular hatchback. It feels composed, though we find it a little bit too firm, especially when compared to rivals from Citroen and Renault.
One of the complaints goes about the styling. This minivan hasn’t changed much during these seven years of production, and the overall styling comes in a typical VW fashion. It looks pretty dull, very conservative and uninspiring. However, the build quality feels great and we have no doubt that the same conservative design will help this minivan age pretty well in the following years.
The 2023 VW Touran will continue with the same interior design. If you look at the dashboard, there are many similarities with the aforementioned Golf Mk7. The aesthetics are pretty similar, while you may also count on the same level of materials’ quality and overall build quality. In other words, there’s nothing inspiring in terms of interior aesthetics but the cabin is rock-solid and it will last for ages.
This is the smaller minivan in the company’s lineup but still comes with available third-row seats. Still, the third row isn’t particularly generous with space, so if that’s one of your priorities, you should rather go for the Sharan, which is more spacious. On the other hand, the first two rows are pretty spacious and comfortable.
You may also count on lots of standard equipment, such as tri-zone climate control, navigation, panoramic sunroof, as well as safety and driver-assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist and many more.
2023 VW Touran Engines
Under the hood, the 2023 VW Touran will continue with two familiar engine options. For petrolheads, there is a newer-generation 1.5-liter turbo-four with around 150 horsepower. For those who prefer diesel engines, there is a well-known 2.0-liter TDI, which comes in a version with 150 horsepower. Both engines offer good performance, while the diesel is also quite efficient. Also, both engines come coupled with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2023 VW Touran Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 VW Touran will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around £30.000 and €28.000 in Europe. Models like Citroen Grand C4 Spracetourer and BMW Series 2 Gran Tourer are some of the key competitors.