No not the tribikes, but the cars!
It is a preposition I could not resist. I get to test drive, while the boys get to play at the showroom. One stone two birds. Perfect.
|Our test drive car|
Not exactly a head turner, but a functional beast.
Visual appeal : 3 out of 5 stars
|My co driver|
Taking my co- driver with me, we took it for a spin around Alexandra. The ride was butter smooth and I was particularly impress with the steering. Unlike Japanese cars that comes with light steering, this German make makes driving smooth and effortless. Coming at with a 1.4 engine, it is no slouch as it is able to accelerate from 0-100km in 8.5seconds.
I also like the driving position. Seated higher than compared to a sedan, you can a better Pov , making driving safer with better all round visual.
Driving and handling :4 out of 5 stars
|Safe to move?|
Yeah we may sound a little 'Sua Ku' but the sunroof did impress Father and Son.
Interior cabin : 3.5 out of 5 stars
|What's up there?|
This MPV comes loaded with family friendly features. Here is a list of some of them.
- Folding tables on front seats backrest
- Retractable 3rd row seats
- Lockable glove compartment
- Large 6.5 inch entertainment screen
- Front and rear reading lights
- Retractable sun roof
Features : 3 out of 5
As an entry level car, base on our short drive, the Touran is a serious contender in the competitive compact MPV segment . The quality of the ride stands out but cosmetically, it may not appeal to everyone. Given our short stint on it , it may be premature to make it the first choice of MPV without testing out other rides.
The Touran is available in 3 variations from the standard, comfort and sport. Price starts from $132,300 for the standard version at Volkswagen*
* Do check with VW on the latest price
The Wacky Duo were invited to Volkswagen family weekend and a test drive. All opinions are of our own