Volkswagen Sharan listed & priced in China
Published on February 28, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Volkswagen Sharan has been listed on the China car market as an import. Price starts at 309.800 yuan and ends at 409.800 yuan. Power comes from a 2.0 TSI with 200hp and 280nm. The Sharan has to compete with cars such as the Buick GL8 and Honda Odyssey.
A hard battle because those cars are locally made and priced much lower. GL8: from 228.000 to 388.000 yuan, Odysee: from 229.800 yuan to 282.800 yuan. The Buick comes with a 3.0 V6 in top spec and is still cheaper than the Sharan.
The listing came as usual in China with a little ceremony, yesterday evening in Shanghai. There was a strange sorta ballet with scary men in silver space suits and sunglasses. Three other men and one woman is business suits were hanging around.
Later on they were joined by a hot foreign girl and two men and a child wearing basketball t-shirts. What does all this mean? We don’t know either.
Busy stage; spacemen talk to typical Chinese family with one child.
All funny indeed, but VW can better focus on actually selling some of those expensive cars…