The 7 seat Touran is the first of the Volkswagen MPV’s to be created. It was first launched in 2003 to fill a gap in the manufacturer’s offerings. It has been (and still is to some extent), a highly successful family car in the UK for many reasons. It provides excellent efficiency with very low emissions. The 2007 model of the VW Touran features many new and improved features, and this model was the first production vehicle to feature the new ParkAssist technology, a feature that assists drivers to easily parallel park in tight spots. Later in 2010, the car was updated similar to the new Golf Mk VI platform. The Touran is available with new engines, the 1.2 with 77kW (105 PS; 103 HP) and 1.6 Common Rail TDI with 77 kW (105 PS; 103hp). As expected the diesel model of this family car provides better fuel economy than its petrol alternative.
Volkswagen Cars with Seven Seats
The VW Sharan is a seven seater multi-purpose family car or MPV, with the latest model looking more stylish than previous models and with a longer, wider and slightly lower body. It is a true testament to the manufacturer’s design ethos and is available in 9 different colours to choose from. It’s priced from £24,300 upwards.
Volkswagen have three popular 7 seater models currently available, including the VW Touran MPV, the Sharan MPV and the ‘Caddy Maxi Life’ MPV. Volkswagen are well known for their high level of German build quality, however sometimes this comes at the expensive of uninspiring design and a lack of design sophistication. Nevertheless, as a roundup of the three 7 seater cars from VW at least two of the three below are clear stand-out winners in the MPV stakes. Your choice of the best VW MPV depends on many factors, such as whether you really need space for seven full-size adult seats, or if a mid-size people carrier would be suitable. The three most popular models are the Touran, the larger Sharan, and the VW Caddy with it’s van-like heritage. Here are three reviews of the cars…