Volkswagen Sharan (1995–2010)
VW-badged Galaxy carries more prestige and holds its value better. Got the 110 bhp TDI engine before Galaxy or Alhambra. Also first to offer 110 bhp TDI with 4-speed autobox. 1.8 20v from spring '98.
Revamp includes six-speed TDI 115PD and six-speed 204 bhp MPV-6 (also with 5-speed Tiptronic and/or four wheel drive).
Range restructuring. All Sharans from then with ABS, a/c, four airbags, six speed gearbox, remote locking, alarm, trip computer and roof rails. Prices start at £18,395 for 2.0SL to £26,205 for 200bhp Carat V6 6-speed with 4Motion. Top spec autos were Carat V6 Tiptronic front wheel drive at £25,840 and Carat TDI PD 115 Tiptronic at £24,365. Cheapest TDI PD 115 six speed is the SL at £19,785 and 178g/km CO2. TDI PD 130 six speed launched January 2003. Prices from £20,185 (115 cut to from £19,735). Low 3 out of 9 point death rate from accidents in Sharans generally.
Sharan BlueMotion shown. The expansion of the BlueMotion label – which denotes the most efficient model in each of Volkswagen’s passenger car ranges – continues with the unveiling of a Sharan BlueMotion at Geneva. It is set to join the Sharan line-up later this year, with impressive fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for a car of this size. Sharan BlueMotion S: 47.1mpg comb, 159g/km CO2, £21,290.