The Volkswagen Sharan is not a familiar name here in Australia even though it has been on sale for some time in other markets.
One of the interesting facts about the Volkswagen Sharan is the outgoing model has been on the market for 15 years!
The new version carries the same principles as the original, although it's 22 cm longer allowing for more usable third row of seats.
In Europe and other markets there will be four engines available:
- 2.0 litre diesel in 103 kW and 124 kW versions
- 1.4 litre 110kW petrol (also used in European markets for the VW Passat and Skoda Superb)
- 2.0 litre 147kW petrol.
The Volkswagen Sharan is similar in design to Volkswagen's new family look, it comes featured with sliding rear doors. It will have a big fight on its hands to compete against the good looks of the Ford Galaxy.
Volkswagen Australia spokeswoman Jenny Wu told CarAdvice that at this stage the Volkswagen Sharan is not planned for sale in Australia.