Not-for-India Volkswagen Sharan MPV facelift unveiled ahead of Geneva debut – Report

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015 - 2:29pm IST

Gets improved safety tech, and more powerful engines.

The Volkswagen Sharan facelift has been unveiled in official pictures. The vehicle gets an updated exterior, a more feature rich interior, and new engines.

2016 Volkswagen Sharan facelift front three quarter
The VW Sharan facelift gets new alloys, LED taillamps. and two new paint choices.

Starting with the exterior, the Volkswagen Sharan facelift gets new LED taillamps, and new ‘Jakarta’ alloy wheels. Two new colour choices – Hudson Bay Blue Metallic and Crimson Red Metallic – have been added too.

On the inside, the vehicle now gets a new steering wheel, a colour MID, new interior trims, and an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay ready infotainment system available in two screen sizes: 5-inch and 6.5-inch. The latter can also be specced with navigation support. Depending on the market, the vehicle will be available in five, six, and seven seat configurations.

2016 Volkswagen Sharan facelift interior
The infotainment system comes with support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The safety tech has been upped, too. Multi-collision braking comes standard, while the added options include autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, and park assist. The engine line-up is said to be updated with higher power figures.

The petrol engine line-up includes the 150 PS 1.4-litre TSI and a 220 PS 2.0-litre TSI. Diesel engines include a 115 PS, a 150 PS, and 184 PS versions, and displace 2.0-liters. The least powerful diesel excluded, all engines are available with a 6-speed DSG transmission, while 4Motion all-wheel drive system is available on the 150 PS engine.

2016 Volkswagen Sharan facelift rear three quarter
The engine line-up on the VW Sharan gets a power hike.

Also read: 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan gets a T-ROC style front end

The MPV will be showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next month, and will go on sale from July 2015. The Sharan will not be sold in the Indian market, at least in the near future.

Volkswagen Sharan facelift – Image Gallery

[Source – Paul Tan]

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