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Updates revealed for refreshed Volkswagen Sharan

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Making its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the facelift is marked out by new LED rear lights and options include new alloy wheel designs and two additional body colours.

Engines will include 148bhp and 217bhp TSI turbocharged petrols, and the 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI diesels with 113, 148 and 182bhp. All engines, except the 113bhp diesel, will be available with a dual-clutch gearbox including a fuel-saving coasting feature, and Volkswagen is claiming efficiency improvements of up to 15% compared to the outgoing model.

Inside, the Sharan retains the flexible seven-seat arrangement of its predecessor, including second row seats which can slide sideways, but comes with subtle updates to the trim, displays and steering wheel. The new infotainment system is shared with the Passat, including MirrorLink smartphone app streaming with CarPlay and Android Auto as options.

New driver assistance functions, meanwhile, include Post Collision Braking as standard, City Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control for the first time, the latest Park Assist system with Rear Traffic Alert while manoeuvring out of spaces, and a Blind Spot Monitor.

Expect UK pricing and full running cost information to be released closer to its on-sale date this summer.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.