The latest Volkswagen Touran may not appear that diœfferent from its predecessor. But VW has taken a real step forward with this car.

It’s roomier, more practical, better to drive and more economical than the previous model. In fact, the Touran is such a good people-carrier that What Car? named it ‘Best MPV’ at this year’s Car of the Year Awards.

So, what are we looking for in this test? It’s simple. We know the Touran represents practical family transport – but what tow car ability does it have once hitched to a caravan?