In the market for a new car, mama? The award-winning Volkswagen Touran combines comfort and spectacular safety specs and is full of fam-friendly features
So you’ve read up on all the car types in Singapore and are ready to take the plunge…if you know an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) is the car that suits your fam best, be sure to give a look to the Volkswagen Touran, mama.
A suitable family car has to begin and end with safety, and the Touran’s got that in spades. It was named 2015 “Best in Class” under the prestigious European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which awarded it the highest possible five-star rating for its performance in industry standard safety tests, and even named it Best Compact MPV of the year!
Still not convinced? Swipe through to see the Touran’s fam-friendly bonafides and find out how you can schedule a test drive today!
Small children playing behind cars – zooming into view at the last second on their scooters, chasing a ball with singleminded focus, toddling away from caretakers – are a constant worry, especially for parents with kiddos of their own. This is particularly an issue with larger vehicles such as MPVs where you’re higher than most children’s height. Volkswagen’s Rear View Camera helps prevent accidents by easily letting you see what’s behind you.
The Touran is a versatile 7-seater that’s ideal for any family, but even the third row offers plenty of space for adults. The “Easy Entry” system makes seats easily accessible, and they can also be folded down to form a flat load area what not in use (perfect for toting scooters, strollers, and all that other family paraphernalia!). For even more flexibility, the 3 seats in the second row can each be individually adjusted lengthwise, with a total travel of 200m, and the backrest angle is also adjustable. Whether you’re toting kiddos in car seats or older kids, everyone is guaranteed a comfy ride.
ISOFIX is the international standard for child safety seat attachment points, but it’s not universally available in cars in Singapore. ISOFIX-compatible child seats not only provide optimum safety by being securely attached with two rigid support arms, they’re also just a heck of a lot easier to manage than fiddling with straps! ALL new Volkswagens have ISOFIX fastening points, and the Touran even features ISOFIX points on both the second and third rows of seats, meaning you can attach up to five child car seats at one go! Whether you’ve got a big family or your kids’ friends are coming along, rest assured that everyone can ride safely, mama!
Kiddos are smart, and quickly figure things out (often by mimicking their parents!). To keep your child from accidentally opening their door while the car is moving, Volkswagen provides child locks on the rear doors of all its passenger cars. The Touran’s child lock function can also be activated from a switch on the front panel for extra ease.
While front airbags help prevent injuries in adults, their deployment onto a rear-facing child seat could potentially cause injuries. Therefore it’s recommended that you deactivate the front passenger airbag if there’s a rear-facing child seat in front. While some manufacturers require a technician to do this, Volkswagen handily has an option for you to easily do it yourself – saving yourself precious time, and a trip to the service centre!
Can you picture yourself in a Touran? Click here to schedule a test drive, or swing by to meet the friendly folks at the Volkswagen Singapore showroom to learn more!
Volkswagen Singapore, 247 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159934, www.volkswagen.com.sg/touran, www.facebook.com/VolkswagenSingapore
Brought to you in partnership with Volkswagen Singapore