Published on February 20th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen Sharan Arrives To Tip The Sales Of Reconditioned Bread Boxes From Japan
Bad news for importers of reconditioned luxury MPV’s as Volkswagen Malaysia has introduced the latest SHARAN MPV at a selling price that puts reconditioned Alphards, Estimas, Elgrands and even the Odyssey into retirement. From RM245,888.00, the all new Sharan comes with a 5-year warranty and all the necessary spares, service and software upgrades that the reconditioned MPV’s don’t come with. Power for this Sharan come from the legendary Golf GTi. Using the 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged direct petrol injection 4-cylinder engine, its is mated to a 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).
This enables the 1,838kg luxury MPV to deliver 200PS at 5,100rpm and a maximum torque of 280Nm that kicks in between 1,700 and 5,000rpm. The torque band is wide and ensures this 7-seater multipurpose vehicle hits 100kph in just 8.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 218kph. With a full tank capacity of 70 litres, the Sharan returns an efficient 8.5 litres/100km on a combined cycle.
So what makes this Sharan so desirable besides the attractive selling price. Well it comes equipped with the following,
Remote operated electric sliding side doors
Touchscreen Satellite Navigation
Panoramic electric tilt/slide sunroof
Park Assist parallel parking assistance
Integrated child seat
3-zone air-conditioning system
‘Lane Assist’ lane departure warning
DVD drive that has a hard disk capacity of 30GB
The Sharan is sold in 6 shades of colours – Candy White, Toffee Brown, Reflex Silver, Night Blue, Indium Grey and Deep Black. This latest premium MPV from Volkswagen is priced at RM245,888 for the standard option and RM269,888 for the Tech Package (‘Tech Package’ includes a few extras such as the adaptive chassis control DCC, DYNAUDIO contour 300-Watt 8 speaker premium sound system, ‘Keyless Access’ keyless locking and starting system and the ‘Lane Assist’ lane departure warning system). Both variants are available at all authorised dealerships nationwide. For more information, please log on to www.volkswagen.com.my