Volkswagen's new van, the 2010 Sharan, is now out and can be ordered in Germany starting March 25. The Sharan 1.4 TSI Trendline is priced from €28,875. Powering this model is a 110 kW / 150 hp high-tech petrol engine, which only consumes 7.2 l/100 km.
This car boasts of having improved technology and equipment levels. It even has sliding doors in the rear. But what would please consumers is the fact that the new car is €2475 cheaper than its predecessor.
The van is also less expensive than the turbo diesel. Meanwhile, the Sharan Trendline 2.0 TDI -- with 103 kW, 140 PS and a 5.5 l/100 km fuel consumption it has a price tag of €30,950, making it €1,900 cheaper than its predecessor. Both engine versions are supplied as standard and they're featured with a start-stop system and the recovery fitted kinetic energy technology.
This year, Volkswagen is set to launch more versions: the Sharan TDI (125 kW / 170 hp) and the TSI (147 kW / 200 hp). For the first time ever, all the Sharan models will have the innovative dual-clutch gearbox (DSG).
Buyers may opt to get the 5 -, 6 - or 7-seater Sharan in three equipment versions: Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.
The standard features for these equipment versions include the following: air conditioning, new seating concept Easyfold, a radio-CD system, seven airbags including knee airbag, ESP, daytime running lights and up to 2430 liters of cargo volume
The new MY2010 Volkswagen Sharan multi-purpose vehicle features an entire design concept that covers elements like the EasyFold seating system that may include up to seven easily adjustable seats, a number of safety features, and several well-thought details.
Safety features include seven airbags, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running, Light Assist automatic main beam control and position light. Additionally, the next generation Sharan also comes with adaptive chassis control (DCC) and a level regulating system.
VW has tailor-fitted the new Sharan to meet the needs of families with two or more children as well as of those high-mileage businessmen requiring extra space. It is of note that the new VW Sharan’s level of comfort and handling are on par with those of the VW Passat.
Moreover, this multi-purpose vehicle sports an electronic handbrake and the second-generation parking maneuver assistant, which allows automatic steering when the Sheran is moving to park in tight spaces and corners as well as at an angle to the traffic.
Further technological elements equipped on the Sharan MPV includes state-of-the-art entertainment systems and an electrically operated panoramic sliding roof that boasts of a 300-percent bigger opening than that of a typical sliding roof.
One notable technology installed on the MY2010 Sharan is the three-zone climate control system that ensures that the driver and its occupant sit comfortable at any trip at any weather at any time of the year.
Notably, the base version of the VW Volkswagen Sharan comes with a number of standard technological features like semi-automatic air-conditioning (Climatic) and radio/CD system (RCD 210). VW Sharan will still be the only MPV that offers a four-wheel-drive version (VW Sharan 2.0 TDI 4Motion with 140PS).
Interested buyers can avail of any of the variants of the third-generation Sharan -- Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Interested buyers residing in places where VW is planning an initial launch could place their orders as early as the end of March. VW is planning a full launch of the MPV in the summer of 2010.