Whether you’re heading to Torquay, Tampa or Le Touquet this summer, the Volkswagen Sharan is the perfect transport solution. It’s big enough for six passengers, plus luggage – and all cleverly packaged in a vehicle which takes up less room in an airport parking space than a Passat Saloon.
Not only that, it’s also a safe choice which is a key consideration when choosing a family car. With standard ABS and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), twin front and side airbags as well as a curtain airbag system, three-point seat belts for all passengers, plus two integrated child seats (SE models and above), you can relax in the knowledge that all occupants are well protected. Isofix fittings are also standard on second and third row seats.
If you’re leaving your car in an unfamiliar car park, you’ll be pleased to know that all Sharans also have an alarm with remote central locking, and a glovebox which is air conditioned and lockable. Good for keeping those mid-journey snacks nice and cool.
Not that you’ll need much of a break on long journeys, thanks to the Sharan’s impeccable road manners and wide range of powerful and economical engines.
The 1.9-litre TDI with 130 PS, for example, returns 43.5 mpg on the combined cycle, giving it a theoretical range of 670 miles: that’s Penzance to Penrith – and halfway back again.
If this hasn’t convinced you that the Sharan is really the only car to take on holiday this year, Volkswagen has just introduced a new entry-level Sharan, the ‘S’, with on the road recommended retail prices starting at just £17,495 for the 2.0-litre 115 PS. Offering even greater value for money, from now until the end of September, all Sharan models benefit from a price reduction of £1,000*.
|Sharan S model||On the road RRP (£)||Offer price* (£)|
|2.0-litre 115 PS 6spd||17,495||16,495|
|2.0-litre 115 PS 4spd auto||18,560||17,560|
|1.9-litre 115 PS 6spd||18,850||17,850|
|1.9-litre 115 PS 5spd tiptronic||20,225||19,225|
|1.9-litre 130 PS 6spd||19,305||18,305|
* This offer is subject to availability and at participating Volkswagen UK retailers until 30 September 2004 only. RFO fleet sales are excluded.Published 23 July 2004