The latecomer to the fast-growing sector will be available with a choice of four engines, from an entry-level 100bhp 1.6-litre and higher-power 113bhp FSI variant to 1.9-litre and 2.0-litre TDI units.
All engines will be Euro IV compliant, which means company car drivers selecting a diesel version will not have to pay the 3% surcharge on their benefit-in-kind tax bill. Standard equipment on all models will include ABS, ESP, twin front and side airbags, curtain airbags, remote central locking, CD player and semi-automatic air conditioning.
All Tourans come with the option of two fold-flat extra seats at £500, bringing the total seating to seven.
There are three specification levels: S, SE and Sport, with the top-of-the-range seven-seat Sport 2.0-litre TDI auto costing £21,460 OTR. Automatic models have a £1,000 premium over manual versions.
Volkswagen expects to sell 11,000 Tourans in a full year.
S 1.6-litre £14,535
S 1.9-litre TDI £15,820
SE 1.6-litre FSI £17,025
SE 1.9-litre TDI £17,225
SE 2.0-litre TDI £18,525
Sport 2.0-litre TDI £19,960
Sport 2.0-litre TDI auto £20,960