Along with the standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which automatically initiates braking after a collision if the driver is no longer able to intervene, numerous optional assistance systems are available in the updated Sharan as well. They include the ambient traffic monitoring system Front Assist with integrated City Emergency Braking, the Lane Assist lane-keeping assistant, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), the third generation of Park Assist (for assisted parking and exiting from parking spaces) and the Blind Spot Monitor, which warns of vehicles in the blind spot when changing lanes.
The petrol (TSI) and diesel (TDI) engines, which are as powerful as they are efficient, were completely redesigned. The turbocharged direct-injection engines are now up to 15 per cent more fuel-efficient, and they all conform to the Euro-6 emissions standard.
The two TSI engines produce 150 PS (110 kW) and 220 PS (162 kW). The power of the strongest petrol engine was increased by 20 PS (15 kW). The diesel engines are offered at three power levels: 115 PS, 150 PS (gain of 10 PS) and 184 PS (gain of 7 PS). All engines, except the 85 kW TDI, are paired to a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), now with fuel-saving coasting function (decoupling of the engine from the drivetrain when foot is taken off the accelerator pedal).
The second generation of the modular infotainment platform is used in the Sharan; it offers a maximum level of connectivity. The Sharan is one of the first Volkswagen vehicles to be equipped with “App Connect”; thanks to MirrorLink, Android Auto and Car Play, a wide variety of apps can be fed into the new infotainment systems. The systems are also impressive due to their fast processors (optimised boot-up, quick route calculation, optimal touchscreen performance) and high-resolution displays.
In addition, the Sharan interior is upgraded with new accents and materials, and the instrument cluster has been refined to the max. The rear of the Sharan now also has a more concise light signature thanks to LED technology.
The updated Volkswagen Sharan MPV is scheduled to arrive at Deutsches (German) dealerships in the summer, with advance sales starting in April.