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  • 04/15/20

    Sharan serves as an office on wheels

    People all over Europe are working from home, which can be complicated: They’re in a video conference team meeting, the phone starts ringing and children are yelling through the living room, all at the same time. Working from the car could be the best solution for anyone needing a few hours a day to concentrate on completing some tasks for their job in peace. As a result, the working environment is relocated to nearby places with a nice view.
  • 04/10/19

    One million Sharan – Volkswagen Autoeuropa in Portugal celebrates production anniversary

    Today, the millionth Sharan rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen Autoeuropa in Palmela since production started there 24 years ago. Its safety, space utilisation and sliding door concept continues to impress families and long-haul drivers around the world.
  • 09/12/16

    Sharan available with new top-of-the-range engine and 4Motion drive

    Powerful, popular and extremely practical: The Sharan can now be ordered with a new engine and gearbox combination, which makes it an ideal leisure and towing vehicle. In conjunction with 4Motion all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), the engine with 184 PS (135 kW)1, mainly known from the Golf GTD, provides the perfect combination of sportiness and efficiency. This engine and gearbox combination is also available on the special Allstar model and as well as special equipment specifications comes with a five-year warranty.
  • 06/15/15

    Sharan launches with new engines and extensive networking features

    Ten key facts about the new Sharan: 1. New TSI and TDI engines up to 14.3 per cen more fuel efficientt; the most efficient model consumes just 5.0 l/100 km. 2. All engines (115 to 220 PS) fulfil the Euro-6 standard. 3. Completely new array of infotainment systems. 4. Perfectly networked with 'Android Auto™' (Google), 'CarPlay™' (Apple), 'MirrorLink™' and 'Volkswagen Car-Net'. 5. Thanks to Blind Spot Monitor (optionally linked to Lane Assist), Rear Traffic Alert and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System even safer. 6. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking are available in the Sharan for the first time. 7. New LED rear lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. 8. Interior is upgraded with higher quality trim and materials, plus enhanced instrumentation. 9. The launch in Europe starts in mid-July (w/c 13th July). 10. Exclusive 'Beach' and 'Ocean' models for the launch.
  • 02/18/15

    Show premiere of the Sharan in Geneva

    Volkswagen is presenting the technically updated Sharan at the Geneva International Motor Show. Numerous new convenience and assistance systems make the family-friendly MPV one of the most advanced models in its segment. A wide range of infotainment systems also guarantees full connectivity to many smartphones and tablets. At the same time, the fuel economy of the petrol and diesel engines* was improved by up to 15 per cent. The updated Sharan will arrive on the German market this summer; advance sales begin in April.
  • 02/18/15

    Show premiere – Sharan to launch with technical update

    Ten key facts about the technical update of the Sharan: 1. The Sharan is launching with a completely new engine range 2. The new TSI and TDI engines of the Sharan provide an increase in fuel efficiency of up to 15 per cent; all engines conform to the Euro-6 standard 3. New Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert enhance vehicle safety 4. New range of infotainment systems, now with Android Auto (Google), CarPlay (Apple) and MirrorLink™ 5. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking are available in the Sharan for the first time ever 6. The new Automatic Post-Collision Braking system is now fitted as standard, as is an Auto Hold function for the electronic parking brake 7. The Sharan makes its debut with new LED rear lights and new alloy wheels 8. Interior is upgraded with more sophisticated accents and materials as well as enhanced instrumentation. 9. European market launch of the Sharan begins in July with advance sales starting in Germany in April. 10. At market launch Volkswagen will be offering two exclusive limited edition models: the Sharan Beach and the Sharan Ocean.



The Sharan – your office on the move

Germany is stuck in the home office. The team meeting via video call has barely started, and that’s when the phone rings and the children come in for playing: anyone managing their job from home and perhaps also looking after the children as well has the urge for a ‘time out’ now and again. Simply to see something different, and simply to get some fresh air when they take a break from looking at the computer screen. And precisely that is possible with the Sharan: because, with just a few adjustments and a little creativity, the Volkswagen people carrier converts into the office on wheels.

The freedom I know

Every spring and fall a father and his three sons drive from Cologne to southern France to go surfing. Most recently in a Sharan. We present a personalized travel report.