Volkswagen Sharan – 7 Seater Car
The Volkswagen Sharan is a popular multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) produced by the German carmaker Volkswagen. The 7 seater Sharan has been in production since the mid 1990s, having undergone various transformations and improvements in that time. The latest incarnation of the Volkswagen Sharan was officially launched during the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
Volkswagen Sharan – Purchase Price
The new model Volkswagen Sharan is due for first deliveries in November 2010. Expected prices for the 7 seater are around £25,000 for a basic SE model. This makes Buying a Volkswagen Sharan a cheaper option to the Volkswagen Caravelle, which retails between £31,735 and £38,935.
Volkswagen Sharan – Servicing Costs
In terms of car service and MOT, the Volkswagen Sharan (based on calculating the cost of the existing models) costs around £195 to service fully. An MOT plus full service costs around £230. An interim service costs around £130 (£165 for an interim service plus MOT). A MOT with a one year guarantee costs £59; a MOT with a three year guarantee costs £119. These prices are subject to change over time, and may diverge when the new Volkswagen Sharan enters the market.
Volkswagen Sharan – C02 Emissions
In terms of CO2 emissions, the Volkswagen Sharan is relatively greener than the Volkswagen Caravelle. The latter has a CO2 emissions rate of between 199 and 216 g/km. This compares with a CO2 emissions rate of between 146 and 191 g/km for the Volkswagen Sharan.
Volkswagen Sharan – Car Tax (VED)
In terms of car tax bands (VED), most Volkswagen Sharan models fall within bands F, G and H, with only the SEL TSI DSG model higher up in the bands (J). Car tax band F carries an annual charge of £125, rising to £155, £250 and £425 for car tax bands G, H and J respectively. The showroom tax, due in the first year of car ownership, ranges between £125 and £425. These taxes are correct for the 2010/2011 tax year.
Volkswagen Sharan – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The petrol engine models of the Volkswagen Sharan have an urban miles per gallon cycle of 30.7. The extra urban miles per gallon cycle for the petrol engine models is 46.3. The combined cycle is 39.2. For the diesel engine models, the urban miles per gallon cycle is 40.6; extra urban is 57.6 and combined is 50.4.
Volkswagen Sharan – Additional Features
Factory fitted options available with the Volkswagen Sharan 7 Seater include alloy wheels, cruise control, luggage nets, panoramic sunroofs, heat insulating tinted glass, front fog lights, a RNS 315 touch screen navigation and radio system, electronic parking assistance and leather upholstery.
Volkswagen Sharan – Safety
Safety features include an Anti-lock braking system (ABS), automatic door locking, airbags for the driver and passengers, child locks, high level third break light, front door reflectors and an electronic stabilisation programme (ESP).
Volkswagen Sharan – Speed & Insurance
The Volkswagen Sharan achieves 0-62 miles per hour in typically around 10.9 seconds. Its top speed is around 120 miles per hour. Most Volkswagen Sharan models fall within insurance groups 11 and 12. The higher emitting diesel models fall within insurance group 15.
Volkswagen Sharan – Conclusion
The new Volkswagen Sharan is likely to be one of the more popular 7 Seater Cars to transport family or friends, thus continuing its already trusted and mass appeal. The Volkswagen Sharan is very similar to the Ford Galaxy and Seat Alhambra.
Volkswagen Official website of the German car manufacturer VW: www.volkswagen.co.uk. If you would like to Buy Volkswagen Sharan click here.