New engines for the VW Van

Wolfsburg, 18 February 2015

At the Geneva Motor Show ( March 3 to 15 2015) shows the facelifted VW Sharan its built since 2010. Optical changes to the so far over 200,000 times sold second - generation Van little. There are now LED taillights, some new wheel designs and two new exterior colors. The same is true for the interior: Revised steering wheels, some new decors and a massage function for the optional twelve-way seats ?? that was it already.

115-220 hp

More exciting is because just by looking at the little bonnet of the facelifted Sharan. VW speaks of a complete renovation of the engine range with up to 15 percent less fuel consumption. The two new TSI petrol afford now 150 and 220 hp (+ 20 hp). On diesel side there are three new units with 115, 150 ( plus ten hp) and 184 hp ( plus seven hp). Except for the smallest diesel, all machines are to have optional six-speed DSG, the 220 ​​-horsepower gasoline engine has the dual clutch as standard. All-wheel drive is available only for the 150 - hp diesel.

Technically into shape

In addition to the range of engines VW has introduced especially the security, assistance and infotainment systems Sharan into shape. New are the standard multi-collision brake with City Emergency Braking, the ACC adaptive cruise control, a park assist and a blind spot sensor with Ausparkassistent. Like the Passat, the second generation of the modular infotainment kit now comes in Sharan used. Thanks "App Connect" the facelifted Van can also link with Mirror ( reflected their own smartphone on the vehicle touch screen ), Google's Android or Apple's car CarPlay come up. Stand displays with a size of 6.5 inches or five to choose from.

Launch in July

As before, there is the VW Sharan with five, six or seven seats. The storage capacity is a maximum of 2,430 liters. The facelift version is available for purchase from April 2015 and will begin shipping in July 2015. To start VW also defines two special models called "Ocean" and Beach "on. Prices for the new VW Sharan called yet. So far, the space saver started at 30,925 euros . (sw)