Volkswagen Sharan (2010–)

Model History

March 2010

All-new Volkswagen Sharan debuts

Based on a new platform and featuring twin sliding doors, it also has a seven seat configuration and a range of frugal yet powerful petrol and diesel engines.

Length: 4,854 mm (15’ 11”), Width (not including mirrors): 1,904 mm (6’ 3”), Height: 1,720 mm (5’ 8”).

At 4854mm long the new Sharan is 220mm longer than the model it replaces, 92mm wider and 12mm lower. Despite these gains the new Sharan weighs 30kg less than the previous model.

The pair of large sliding rear side doors can, along with the tailgate, be specified with electric motors to operate automatically. The centre row features three individual seats that can be moved by up to 160mm back and forth if required and, when not in use, can be folded to create a flat loadspace.

The third row of seats is made easy to access through the ability of the centre row of seats to slide and pivot forwards by 20 degrees. As a result of a wheelbase extended by 75mm over the outgoing model, the new Sharan’s third row of seats is large enough to accommodate adults as well as children. As with the second row of seats, they can also be folded flat into the floor when not required. The three centre row seats and two rearmost seats all have ISOFIX tethers.

At the heart of the new Sharan is a range of four TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines linked to six-speed manual or DSG gearboxes. A 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine developing 150PS while returning 38.1mpg and emitting 172g/km of CO2 is joined by a 2.0-litre unit which is mated to a standard DSG gearbox and produces 200PS. This engine emits 201g/km of CO2 while returning 32.8 mpg.

The diesel range comprises two 2.0-litre common rail engines producing 140PS and 170PS. In 2.0-litre TDI 140PS form the Sharan returns 52.3 mpg while emitting 143g/km of CO2 to make it one of the most efficient vehicles in its class. The 170PS model emits 152g/km of CO2 and has a combined economy figure of 49.5mpg. To further improve efficiency, all models except the 200PS variant feature Stop-Start and regenerative braking systems as standard.

Available as an option for the first time on the Sharan is the Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) system featuring electronically controlled pneumatic dampers with three selectable stages – normal, comfort and sport. In addition, a new version of Park Assist makes its debut on the Sharan. The system is now capable of guiding the vehicle into parking spaces at right angles with the direction of traffic as well as parallel spaces.

February 2015

Revamped Volkswagen Sharan revealed

Along with the standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which automatically initiates braking after a collision, numerous optional assistance systems became available. They include ambient traffic monitoring system Front Assist with integrated City Emergency Braking, lane-keeping Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), 3rd generation Park Assist (for assisted parking and exiting from parking spaces) and Blind Spot Monitor, which warns of vehicles in the blind spot when changing lanes.

Petrol (TSI) and diesel (TDI) engines have been redesigned. The turbocharged direct-injection engines are now up to 15 per cent more fuel-efficient, and all conform to the Euro-6 emissions standard.

The Sharan is one of the first Volkswagens to be equipped with "App Connect"; thanks to MirrorLinkTM, Android Auto (Google) and Car Play (Apple), a wide variety of apps can be fed into the new infotainment systems. The systems also have fast processors (optimised boot- up, quick route calculation, optimal touchscreen performance) and high-resolution displays.

In addition, the Sharan interior is upgraded with new accents and materials, and the instrument cluster is perfected. The rear of the Sharan now also has a more concise light signature thanks to LED technology.

June 2015

Revised Sharan goes on sale

Prices for the new model start at £26,300 RRP OTR with first deliveries in October.

The seven-seat people-carrier, the first generation of which was unveiled in 1995, has been refreshed and now features improved specification as well as a range of engines which all meet EU6 standards and are up to 15 per cent more efficient than those they replace. Unlike smaller bodied VAG cars, the 2.0TDI 150PS needs SCR and the chore of Adding Blue to achieve EU6. All higher powered 2.0TDIs need AdBlue anyway.

The current model went on sale in November 2010, and was the first Sharan to benefit from an all-new EasyFold seating concept and side sliding doors. Both of these key user-friendly features are carried over to the new model, along with a host of other changes.

Inside, the new Sharan gets a boost in the form of new upholsteries, new steering wheels and the brand new second generation colour touchscreen MIB infotainment systems across the range of S, SE and SEL models. Also standard across the range are an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Bluetooth phone connection and three-zone Climatronic air conditioning.

SE trim gains chrome roof rails and tinted rear glass, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control among other items, while the range-topping SEL trim now features Front Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, panoramic sunroof, Alcantara upholstery and Discover Navigation with CarNet Guide and Inform. A new SE Navigation model will also join the range: based on the mid-range SE trim it adds Discover Navigation with CarNet Guide and Inform for an additional £675.

Four engines are available in the new Sharan: one petrol and three diesel, ranging in power from 115PS to 184PS. All are EU6 compliant (SCR with AdBlue), more efficient and have improved emissions. The entry-level is a 2.0-litre TDI with 115PS which is available in S trim only. Moving up the range customers have the choice of a 1.4-litre TSI and a 2.0-litre TDI, both with 150PS; while at the top is a 2.0-litre TDI with 184PS. All apart from the 115 PS TDI are available with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearboxes.

Model

S

Gearbox Combined
mpg
CO 2
(g/km)
Price,
£ 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

Model

SE / SE Nav

Gearbox Combined
mpg
CO 2
(g/km)
Price,
£ RRP OTR
SE
Price,
£ RRP OTR
SE Nav
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

Model

SEL

Gearbox Combined
mpg
CO 2
(g/km)
Price,
£ 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

October 2019

Updates for 2020 Volkswagen Sharan

The Sharan is updated with a host of extra equipment, including Discover Navigation as standard across the range, plus a blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert including lane assist, and dynamic road sign display. Due to the standard fitment of Discover Navigation, SE trim has been removed, meaning the Sharan range begins with S and moves up to SE Nav then SEL.

What does a Volkswagen Sharan (2010) cost?

List Price from £29,910
Buy new from £18,421
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