The Volkswagen Touran is a compact MPV first launched in February 2003, sold in Europe and other select markets. It fills a gap in Volkswagen’s model lineup, above the related Volkswagen Golf and below Sharan (large MPV). In some regions, such as Japan, the car is called Golf Touran. The name ‘Touran’ derives from the combination of ‘Tour’ and ‘Sharan‘. Despite the similarity of their names, the Touran is not related to the North American market Volkswagen Routan.
The vehicle is delivered in five or seven-seat versions.