Review Volkswagen Sharan New car

30 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Review Volkswagen Sharan New car



As their family mount, it’s possible to see being funnelled inexorably the purchase of a large MPV. It up on some of them but the process starts with that wrestling match against an child seat and ends mum and dad buried beneath a pile of nappy bags, footballs and ultimately leads to one kind of There are other ways to seven occupants, or five and a cargo, but if your family truly epic proportions, the MPV is still the daddy and Volkswagen is its latest Sharan as father of the

When the original Volkswagen was launched in 1995, there far fewer options for car buyers to carry seven passengers there are today. As the Sharan MK1 gracefully, the market sector it home was being nibbled at by family-sized 4x4s, large cars and even smaller MPVs with an extra of seats positioned in the boot.

It’s reached the stage those with a super-sized have a wealth of choice at disposal, ranging from utility to all terrain ruggedness and luxury. If it’s to match the units its predecessor sold Europe, this Sharan MK2 need to persuade overworked that it’s best to ease the burden of family

The engine line-up opens a 1.4-litre petrol, the idea of might set alarm bells in light of the Sharan’s size and unit’s lack thereof. Volkswagen isn’t offering vast piece of automotive estate with any old weak-willed The powerplant in question is the Twincharger 1.4 TSI generates 148bhp with the aid of and supercharger.

Above that is the 2.0 TSI which delivers 198bhp and you have the diesels that are to be popular in a vehicle like the thanks to their torque and economy.

It ticks the usual large MPV with economical engines, a and spacious cabin, a versatile system and good safety

138bhp and 168bhp versions of the 2.0 TDI diesel engine are offered. come with manual as standard but Volkswagen’s DSG dual automatic is available as an option and make a lot of sense for many buyers. The 2.0 TSI petrol engine comes as standard with the DSG and having flipped away at its shifters for a while, few will a manual transmission.

Just a vehicle has seven seats, it mean that seven occupants can fit comfortably on board but the Sharan claims to have the that compact MPVs and SUVs invariably lack. this claim is a 220mm in length and with a 92mm in width compared to the old Sharan, the vehicle 4850mm long and wide. The 1720mm height is reduced slightly but not at the expense of inside.

The styling is typical Volkswagen, but classy, and there’s a conspicuously glass area bringing of light into the cabin affording all occupants a good out.

The rear doors of Sharan slide back to a wide access point to the row of seats. Both these and the tailgate can be electrically powered for convenience and access to the third row is improved by the Easy Entry through which the outer in the second row tilt and slide in a single motion.

The entire is based around the EasyFold system. This allows the second row seats to slide and forth individually to alter the available. It also means all of the rear seats can fold to the floor creating extra space. As usual, there a whole lot of luggage capacity all the seats occupied but with the folded down, a huge 711 is available up to the car’s belt-line.

A detachable mesh partition cargo to be stacked to the ceiling for a litre capacity and with all the seats folded, a maximum of litres is available. The cabin as solidly constructed as we’ve to expect from Volkswagen the dashboard controls being as marked and simple to operate as find anywhere.

Volkswagen has the Sharan range into S, SE, SEL and trim levels, which progressively plush in that Most buyers will the 7-seat layout but Executive can also opt for a six-seater configuration, a ‘business’ layout with a of roomier seats in the second and rows.

All models get seven ESP stability control, child for the rear doors and windows, central locking, tinted and 16 alloy wheels. Air-conditioning is but six and seven seaters get a 3-zone with different settings for the seats. Options include child seats in the middle parking assist technology and Chassis Control system modifies the suspension set-up to requirements with Comfort, and Sport modes.

Volkswagen has quite a range of these days and the Sharan between the compact Touran can seat up to seven and the larger which is based on van underpinnings and can get inside. In terms of direct it will be targeting the likes of Galaxy and the Chrysler Grand

Fuel economy is helped by a system and regenerative braking help reduce the workload of the engines. All models except fitted with the 2.0 TSI petrol get these features as standard. The is 38mpg economy and 172g/km from the 1.4 TSI unit. The 138bhp and TDI diesel models meanwhile, 52mpg and 49.5mpg respectively.

Their emissions are pegged at and 152g/km. Sharan buyers can the usual sturdy VW residual

Whether you have a big family or a one that makes big demands on family car, Volkswagen’s Sharan is designed to cope. It the usual large MPV boxes economical engines, a light and cabin, a versatile seating and good safety credentials. can also choose from a of high-tech features and Volkswagen’s sturdy design is common

There are more ways to lots of luggage or passengers ever before but the Sharan has to be the classiest ways to get the job done.


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