Volkswagen revises Sharan – and makes it 15% more efficient
A new range of engines mean that the revised Volkswagen Sharan is now up to 15% more efficient thanks to a range of Euro6-compliant engines. VW has now opened up the order books for its revised seven-seat MPV, ahead of the first deliveries that will start in October. The refreshed model retains its good-looking but traditionally conservative looks but gains an improved specification.
In total, four engines are available on the Sharan: one 148bhp 1.4-litre petrol and three 2.0-litre diesel units with 113, 148 and 182bhp. All the engines will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but there will also be an option of a six-speed DSG automatic transmission on all but the least powerful model.
The most frugal model is capable of returning 56.5mpg on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions range from 130g/km to 156g/km, meaning that car tax bills range from £110 to £180 per year.
The ‘EasyFold’ seating concept and sliding side doors have both been carried over from the outgoing model that was first unveiled in November 2010.
Inside, the revised Sharan gets refreshed too, with new fabrics to cover the seats, restyled steering wheel designs and a brand-new second-generation colour touchscreen infotainment system. In addition, a three-zone air conditioning system and Bluetooth connectivity have also been made standard.
Volkswagen have also taken the opportunity to upgrade its safety systems, making automatic Post-Collision Braking System standard across the range.
Mid-range SE models gain privacy glass on the rear windows to improve the styling further, along with chrome-finished roof rails, all-round parking sensors and cruise control.
Range-topping SEL models come equipped with satellite navigation, adaptive cruise control and a panoramic glass sunroof.
The revised Volkswagen Sharan will be priced from £26,300, with a flagship model setting you back £36,280. It will be interesting to see how the new Sharan competes with the new breed of crossover SUV’s that offer all-wheel drive and seven-seat capability.
New Sharan pricing
£ RRP OTR
|2.0-litre TDI 115 PS||6-spd manual||56.5||130||26,970|
|1.4-litre TSI 150 PS||6-spd manual||43.5||150||26,300|
|1.4-litre TSI 150 PS||6-spd DSG||42.2||156||27,705|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spd manual||56.5||130||27,930|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spd DSG||54.3||136||29,410|
|ModelSE / SE Nav||Gearbox||Combined |
£ RRP OTR
£ RRP OTR
|1.4-litre TSI 150 PS||6-spd manual||43.5||150||28,485||29,160|
|1.4-litre TSI 150 PS||6-spd DSG||42.2||156||29,890||30,565|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spd manual||56.5||130||30,115||30,790|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spd DSG||54.3||136||31,595||32,270|
|2.0-litre TDI 184 PS||6-spd manual||53.3||138||31,685||32,360|
|2.0-litre TDI 184 PS||6-spd DSG||53.3||138||33,035||33,710|
£ RRP OTR
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spd manual||55.4||132||33,360|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spd DSG||54.3||137||34,840|
|2.0-litre TDI 184 PS||6-spd manual||53.3||139||34,930|
|2.0-litre TDI 184 PS||6-spd DSG||53.3||139||36,280|
This article was prepared by our car news team First4Auto
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