Published on December 20th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volkswagen Touran Body Styling and Functionality


The Volkswagen Touran’s styling shows complete functionality with its clever space utilization yet rewarding the owner with a stylish looking family MPV. Consider the front end: Here the bumper, radiator grille, engine bonnet, wings and headlights are fitted with the latest Volkswagen “design DNA”. High-end: the individualised radiator grille in glossy black with chrome trim is standard in some versions. Timeless: the larger yet elegant bumpers are painted in body colour.


Pioneering: the distinctive shapes of the headlights. Their functionality can be extended to include automatic main beam activation with the Light Assist feature and a world first in this class – continuous activation of the main beam headlights with Dynamic Light Assist. Not forgetting the LED daytime running lights and position lights which is a new development is added to the headlight module. It consists of 12 individual LEDs.

Specifics on Light Assist and Dynamic Light Assist: The Light Assist function was designed for the standard headlights of the new VW Touran. As a camera-based system, this main beam assistant recognises traffic situations based on detected light sources and gives either a dipped beam or main beam command to the power control module. The main beam is automatically activated or deactivated (starting at 60 km/h) based on this command; this functionality offers clear gains in convenience and safety.


For even better illumination of the road and road markings, the Dynamic Light Assist system was developed for bi-xenon headlights with integrated cornering light and dipped beam light. Also thanks to a camera integrated behind the front windscreen, this system makes it possible to keep the main beam modules of the bi-xenon headlights continually active. They are only masked in light pattern areas in which the system’s analysis shows a potential for unwanted glare to other vehicles in traffic.

The rear section of the Volkswagen Touran provides a simple outlook. The rear lights are designed as two-part modules that are especially prominent. They extend from the wing into the tailgate. Distinctive styling of the light module’s interior gives the VW Touran an unmistakable daytime and night-time look. In addition, the tailgate offers advantages in terms of aerodynamics and functionality. A roof edge spoiler reduces air turbulence in the rear section and helps the Touran’s Cd value to 0.29. The tailgate itself is significantly easier to close; thanks to optimised kinematics of the gas springs it closes gently in one swing. In addition, the larger rear window offers an even better view to the rear. The sides of the Volkswagen Touran’s rear section in its side profile carry a character line known as the “tornado line” which rises upwards from the C-pillars to the rear, intensifying the dynamic energy of body surfaces here.

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