Live from the launch: Volkswagen Sharan

Autoblog UK is off to drive something that might seem a bit sensible today – the new Volkswagen Sharan. But despite it being a sensible people carrier, we are quite intrigued about the MPV.

The reason being that the first generation has been on sale practically unchanged since 1995 and also formed the basis of the almost identical Seat Alhambra and the similar but not quite so identikit Ford Galaxy.

Volkswagen has had plenty of time to revamp the old favourite, so we're hoping for good things on all fronts.

Two sliding doors, individual seats in the middle row and seats that can be folded flat to the floor have all been promised.

The new version of the park assist system is another thing we are looking forward to trying out – a car that is 75mm longer than the already big original version might be tricky to dock without it.

Check back later to see what our thoughts are on perhaps the most sensible car we have ever eagerly looked forward to driving in quite a while.
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