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Volkswagen Sharan

VW polishes its Euro-market vanlet for a debut.

Volkswagen is unveiling the Sharan, its third-gen small at the Geneva auto show. The VeeDub bolsters the compact segment in Europe following the debuts of the new Ford Grand Mazda 5. and Opel Meriva .

as an authentic VW people mover than a tarted-up Chrysler Country the 2010 Sharan in almost every dimension, also gaining a dose or two of and practicality. To give an idea of the of the revisions, VW says the only carried over from the model are the sun visors. Riding on a wheelbase, the new Sharan is 8.7 inches at 190.9, 3.6 inches wider at and 0.5 inch lower at 67.7.

While the added size for the Sharan’s first-time fitment of rear doors, it also a more-powerful menu of gasoline and engines. A pair of direct-injected fours running on gas offer of 150 and 200 hp, while the 2.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel in 140- and 170-hp strengths. drive is available, as are dual-clutch DSG manual gearboxes; six-speed transmissions are standard, save for the TDI variant, which comes with the DSG. Engine technology and an energy-recuperation system captures wasted kinetic to help power the vehicle’s system contribute to fuel as high as 43 mpg in the combined European VW claims a maximum range of up to 805 with the low-power diesel thanks to the Sharan’s 18.5-gallon

While MPVs rarely much buzz curbside, the wears its new VW corporate sheetmetal like a big Golf hatchback got stretched in a centrifuge. It’s not like the Meriva with its “suicide” doors, but more of a understated look that incorporates the brand’s latest cues, as seen on the 2010 and Jetta SportWagen, as well as the Touareg .

Volkswagen Sharan

With up to 81 cubic feet of room behind the first VW’s vanlet offers potential inside. Five-passenger is standard, with options to that to six or seven occupants. the previous model, in which the and third rows had to be removed for space, all of the rear seats in the new can be folded flat into the to create a level load a system VW calls EasyFold. The row also reclines and can slide and aft up to 6.3 inches.

Additional changes inside a redesigned instrument panel and wheel, both of which are to look more like found in the Golf and its variants. highlights range from power actuation for the side and rear liftgate to the optional park-assist system, which sonar sensors and the electrically-assisted to help guide the vehicle parking spaces. Seven stability control, a significantly center console, and 33 storage are standard, with options various interior trims, wheels, keyless access and an upgraded Dynaudio sound and automatic high beams.

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