Volkswagen Sharan 2 0 TDI 140 Review Autocar — Volkswagen Sharan II

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Volkswagen Sharan II

Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 TDI 140

What is it?

As you the new Volkswagen Sharan, the MPV hides its well. The family styling the Golf and Polo neatly the brain into thinking the Sharan is smaller and, more nimble than its

The reason for this is that the Sharan is 220mm longer, at it’s also 92mm and 12mm lower than the car, which gives it a proportioned if slightly dull

The increase in size, however, mean an increase in weight. The car is now an of 30kg lighter across the thanks to improved seat and lighter engines.

What’s it like?

When the new goes on sale in November, will be a choice of four – two petrol and two diesel. The bigger will be the diesels – 2.0-litre with 138bhp and 168bhp Although the 168bhp unit is quicker, it’s less with marginally more and vibration being evident the driver’s seat. However, are impressively refined on the motorway.

The two petrol engines are the 148bhp 1.4 TSI and the 2.0 TSI, which have featured in a multitude of other from the Volkswagen Group

The 197bhp model was unavailable to at the launch, but a drive in the 1.4 TSI revealed a of torque lower down the rev – not ideal in a large MPV. It required frequent gearchanging to the revs above 4000rpm you wanted to make progress or

All available test cars fitted with the optional DCC chassis control, which is to cost about £650 in the UK. DCC adjusts the dampers at each to give better body yet improves ride comfort. The works well and also drivers the option to override the setting with a Sport or mode.

However, there’s no getting from the fact that Volkswagen will not be the choice of the driver. That crown remains with the Ford

The Sharan is not the kind of vehicle you’d want to hustle It very quickly begins to if you’re too fast into a The steering, too, is a touch at the straight-ahead on the motorway, although it up well in the bends.

Inside, plenty of room for seven with access to the rear now provided by sliding doors optional electric operation). the tallest passengers seated in the row will take issue the available headroom. A six-seat is available too.

Volkswagen Sharan II

Boot space isn’t in seven-seat mode, at 300 litres, but no car in this class can carry passengers and all of their luggage. In configuration the boot space to 711 litres, and then to a serious litres if you fold both rows of seats and load to the Still not enough? Then the of the front passenger seat can be flat, allowing nearly metres of load length.

All seats leave a flat floor when folded. The row can be folded and repositioned with one but the centre row requires a two-handed to reposition the seats after been folded.

Up front, the dashboard is standard VW, means excellent fit and finish high-quality materials that are in all the right locations.

Should I buy

It may not be more nimble than its but buyers will love the feel of the new Sharan and its ease of That will ensure it is a contender in the seven-seat MPV market.


Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 TDI 140 PS SE

£22,500; Top speed: 120 mph; mph: 10.9 secs; 51.3 mpg (combined); CO2: 143 Kerbweight: 1740 kg; Engine: 1968 cc, turbodiesel; Power: at 4,200 rpm; Torque: ft at 1750–2500 rpm; Gearbox: manual

Volkswagen Sharan II

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