The new VW Sharan is now available to order from Volkswagen Retailers, with prices ranging from £22,980 (VW OTR) for the entry-level S 1.4-litre 150 PS TSI model up to £31,680 for the SEL 2.0 TDI 170 PS 6 speed Automatic DSG.
VW claim the new Sharan is the most advanced and refined people carrier they have ever produced with all the latest comfort and safety technologies and boasting a range of efficient TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines, the majority of which are designated “BlueMotion” Technology models and fitted with Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems to enhance economy and lower emissions.
There are a choice of four trim levels S, SE, SEL and Executive which all feature seven seats as standard except for the Executive which has six individual seats with armrests and ‘Vienna’ leather as standard.
The Sharan also features a new “EasyFold” seating concept which allows the individual seats of the second and third rows to be stowed in the vehicle floor with an easy-to-use folding mechanism rather than having to be removed from the vehicle when not needed. When in five-seat configuration the load space measures 1,339 litres, rising to 2,430 litres with all seven seats folded.
The new model features a comprehensive range of standard equipment including ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist) and ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), a curtain airbag system for all three rows of seats, side airbags for the first two rows of seats and driver and passenger airbags as well as an additional airbag to protect the driver’s knees, an eight-speaker DAB digital radio, 2Zone electronic climate control and an iPod interface.
Also standard on all Sharans are twin rear sliding doors, adding to convenience and safety. These can be specified with electric operation if required.
The focus on practicality doesn’t come at the expense of dynamic ability. The Sharan can be specified with Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) for the first time, allowing the driver to select from three damper settings – Comfort, Normal and Sport.
There is also the optional second generation “Park Assist” system that allows the new Sharan to self-park in end-on as well as parallel spaces. They system takes over all the steering inputs meaning all the driver need do is operate the accelerator and the brakes.
|Trim||Engine||CO2||VW OTR Price|
|S||1.4 TSI 150 PS 6spd manual||167||£22,980|
|S||1.4 TSI 150 PS 6spd DSG||166||£24,215|
|S||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd manual||146||£24,320|
|S||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd DSG||149||£25,555|
|SE||1.4 TSI 150 PS 6spd manual||167||£25,030|
|SE||1.4 TSI 150 PS 6spd DSG||166||£26,265|
|SE||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd manual||146||£26,370|
|SE||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd DSG||149||£27,605|
|SE||2.0 TDI 170 PS 6spd manual||155||£27,720|
|SE||2.0 TDI 170 PS 6spd DSG||154||£28,955|
|SEL||2.0 TSI 200 PS 6spd DSG||191||£30,855|
|SEL||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd manual||146||£29,095|
|SEL||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd DSG||149||£30,330|
|SEL||2.0 TDI 170 PS 6spd manual||155||£30,445|
|SEL||2.0 TDI 170 PS 6spd DSG||154||£31,680|
|Exucutive||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd manual1||146||£29,345|
|Exucutive||2.0 TDI 140 PS 6spd DSG1||149||£30,580|