Volkswagen Sharan MPV (2010 – ) first drive – Auto Trader UK

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Volkswagen Sharan

MPV (2010 ) first drive

Wednesday 14 2010

The Volkswagen Sharan is a Vehicle, or MPV, which can up to seven people.

The 2010 car has rebuilt from the ground up to a more modern-looking, bigger car easily accessed through rear side doors.

Web Adrian Higgins tested the Volkswagen Sharan at its international in Munich, Germany.

Despite grown in size, the all-new VW sees the classic 15-year-old MPV older gracefully with a look, to rival the new Seat and Ford Galaxy .

Integral to is the switch from hinged to doors, which make for families trying to herd members into the car in tight

The useful, manually-operated sliding are a standard feature on the new Sharan but can be specified as an electrically-powered option.

inside and the car features the robust, interior expected of Volkswagen but more space than the model.

The tough plastics the impression the Sharan will up well to the attentions of inquisitive fingers while looking to boot.

Simpler seating

In seven-seaters the limit of the third row of capability is to transport little over short distances.

thanks in part to the additional length of the new Sharan. VW claims its two seats are fit for … use, and had the opportunity to put that to the test hard to disagree.

Another development for those intending to the car for load-lugging is that both the row and the middle row of three seats can now be flat to the floor. And while it is aimed at families there is a option offering greater in the middle row for business users.

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The increase in size parking could be more of a but not for those specifying the newly-introduced Assist programme.

This the vehicle into both spaces that are at right to the direction of other cars, as as parallel spaces, while great visibility thanks to the display.

The all-new VW Sharan be available in a choice of four TSI and TDI diesel engines, all previously and tested in the Volkswagen Golf These are:

•    1.4-litre TSI 150bhp

o    38.1mpg

o   CO2

•    2.0-litre TSI 200bhp

o    32.8mpg

o   CO2

•    2.0-litre TDI 140bhp

o    52.3mpg

o   CO2

•    2.0-litre TDI 170bhp

o    49.5mpg

o   CO2

Buyers are able to choose a six-speed manual (not on the 2.0-litre TDI 170bhp) or automatic DSG while the diesels and 1.4-litre version both feature and start technology which the engine power at rest to fuel.

Neither gearbox is a bad one but given the likely role of the as a sensible family-shifter, the excellent DSG gearbox would be our preferred

We had the opportunity to drive both and the smaller of the two petrol engines.

Vs diesel

While we are becoming to the huge leaps in engine which have enabled engines to do a big job, it was still to find the 1.4 more than of coping with high motorway cruising.

The 30kg in the Sharan’s weight compared to the old car helped. However, it is worth out that while testing version I was the sole occupant.

buyers should strongly testing the car in their own real conditions complete with the number of passengers.

Needless to say the two have a lot more pulling on tap, but we’d advise the petrol as well to determine you really need what is to be the more expensive car.

Adaptive Chassis Control is an which enables the driver to from three settings – comfort and sport. Many buyers simply won’t the admittedly more engaging setting which increases the of driver inputs (acceleration and at the touch of a button. But the comfort does give an even ride for passengers.

The Sharan be available in three trim which are, in ascending S, SE and SEL.

Sunroof makes

The SE is expected to be the big-seller and for this option buyers will get wheels, multi-functional steering and chrome trim.

Standard equipment includes Anti-Lock Electronic Stability Programme and airbags.

The top-of-the-range SEL includes panoramic The fact it brightens the interior as well as having the potential to the “are we there yet?” make it well worth

The first Volkswagen  Sharans are due to go on in the UK in November with more configurations becoming available in Until then, there are than 300 used Volkswagen s for sale on Auto Trader, from £700.

Key facts:

tested: VW Sharan

On the road £TBC

Price range: – £31,500 TBC

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