The VW Touran is a European built family car that has largely been overlooked by Kenyans who troop en masse for Japanese options perceived to be affordable and cheaper to maintain. This perception is somewhat true but does not factor things such as safety, comfort, frequency of repair and overall build quality which are important for long-term ownership. In the grand scheme of things, the VW Touran is cheaper to run given that it requires less repairs and is much more durable than its Japanese rivals. Of course, it has its share of problems with the DSG gearbox which mainly stem from improper maintenance. It competes with the Honda Freed, Toyota Wish, Mazda Premacy and Subaru Exiga.
VW Touran Engine and Transmission Options
The second generation VW Touran (2015 – ) comes with the a range of engines, there are;
These are linked to a choice of; 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmissions.
VW Touran Interior
The VW Touran is a comfortable car that affords passengers with top grade amenities and a spacious cabin. At the first row, there’s is enough legroom for both driver and passenger with enough space to recline as desired. At the second, the legroom is similarly impressive and the seats have a natural seating position thanks to the flat floor and proper elevation. At the third row, the space is sufficient for people of medium height but somewhat small for tall people.
VW Touran Exterior
The VW Touran has a well crafted MPV looking exterior that is angular at the front and flat at the rear. The headlights are sharp and similar to those of the VW Passat with daytime running LEDs that add a touch of class. The higher grades come with fog lights and roof rails which enhances the look of the car.
VW Touran Maintenance Costs in Kenya
Service parts for the Touran are fairly priced and shared with the Passat and are widely available in Kenya. Body parts on the other hand are slightly expensive and mostly available in Nairobi. For a list of VW Spare Part dealers in Kenya, visit this link
VW Touran Reliability
The VW Touran is not as forgiving on poor maintenance as some of its Japanese rivals. The DSG transmission in particular is very sensitive to poor maintenance and gearbox failures are common here in Kenya. If properly maintained, the VW Touran is reliable car with minimal issues. Ensure you thoroughly read the Owner’s Manual as it contains vital information on the maintenance and operation of the car.
VW Touran Price in Kenya: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/volkswagen/touran
Import the VW Touran in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/
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