What you see here is an ambulance. It's based on the Sharan, a van Volkswagen offers in certain overseas markets. We shall therefore call it the Sharanbulance.

The Sharanbulance was recently unveiled at the 2012 RETTmobil emergency vehicles show in Fulda, Germany, by Volkswagen Rettungsfahrzeuge, the company's rescue vehicles division.

The latest vehicle in the company's emergency lineup, the Sharanbulance (which VW incidentally refers to as the Sharan NEF) packs LED emergency lighting all around and loudspeaker/siren system that can still be operated once the vehicle's been shut off. It's held up by a heavy-duty suspension and motivated by a 2.0-liter TDI driving 170 horsepower to all four wheels through a six-speed DSG and 4Motion all-wheel-drive.

Head down to the Nürburgring for a lapping session without enough training and you just might get rescued from the tangled armco and medevac'd in a Sharanbulance, or in the Touareg, Touran or Passat Variant emergency vehicles also offered by Volkswagen Rettungsfahrzeuge.


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      Jay
      • 2 Years Ago
      Acutally not an ambulance. It is used to get a doctor to the scene of an accident, when the ambulance crew is not specialized enough. Notarzt is German for emergency doctor.
      Mirko
      • 2 Years Ago
      An ambulance (RTW in Germany) hauls a patient around, is staffed with two paramedics and typically based on a Sprinter-class vehicle. This is a NEF, a rapid-response vehicle that is supposed to haul a doctor and a paramedic and their equipment to an emergency. NEFs don't transport patients, they are therefore not ambulances, therefore this whole Autoblog post is utterly nonsesical.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Anders
        • 2 Years Ago
        You're so silly, it's not for patients, it's for doctors!
        Spellchecker
        • 2 Years Ago
        You're calling this car a POS and you want to ride in a Toyota Hiace? The Sharan is more versatile, practical and comes with more engine and transmission choices than a Hiace. The Hiace is the POS here.
      Anders
      • 2 Years Ago
      If AutoBlog spoke and understood German better they would realize it says "Emergency Doctor" (notarzt).
      • 2 Years Ago
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