VW extends Bluemotion range to five
16 October 2008
Volkswagen has added the Touran and Sharan to its Bluemotion range, which now totals five.
The two cars are the first in the range to offer a seven-seat option.
The Touran is powered by the same 105PS 1.9-litre diesel in the fifth generation Golf, but with longer ratios in the third fourth and fifth gears.
The larger Sharan offers a 140PS 2.0-litre diesel.
A lowered ride height, low rolling-resistance tyres and a redesigned front grille are also added to both cars. This results in a CO2 output of 144g/km for the Touran and 159g/km for the Sharan. The two are also capable of 52.3 and 47.1mpg respectively.
VW has confirmed there are currently no plans to give the Touran the 1.6-litre diesel that brings the Mk6 Golf Bluemotion's emissions down to 99g/km.
Both cars are available now, priced at £16,725 for the Touran and £21,290 for the Sharan.