Volkswagen Sharan Pricing Announced
The new Sharan is already available in dealerships and has a starting price of $38,488 (28,875 euro), which places it $3,299 (2,475 euro) lower that the ex-generation model. Customers will get the 1.4 liter TSI turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine and the Trendline equipment level for that money. The unit develops 150 hp and returns a combined cycle fuel consumption of 32 mpg (7.2 liters/100 km).
The entry level diesel version of the Sharan is the Trendline equipped with the 140 hp 2.0 liter common-rail diesel engine. This can be yours for $41,254 (30,950 euro), offering a $2,532 (1,900 euro) saving as compared to its predecessor. It offers a fuel consumption level of 42.7 mpg (5.5 liters / 100 km), a class record.
Both Trendline models achieve the aforementioned fuel consumption figure with the help of a start-stop and a braking energy recovery system (Rekuperationsmodus), both offered as standard equipment. The basic equipment level also offers an air conditioning system, seven airbags, ESP, and daytime running lights.
During the model’s 2010 life cycle, VW will introduce two beefier engines, the 200 HP TSI petrol powerplant and the 170 HP version of the 2.0 TDI diesel unit. 2011 will see the DSG double clutch gearbox appear on the Sharan’s optional equipment list - as a premiere, this will be available on all the models in the range. The 4Motion four wheel drive system will also be introduced as an option next year.
The Sharan range will also include two superior equipment levels, Comfortline and Highline, feature rear sliding doors and offer a 5, 6 or 7 seating layout.