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Volkswagen Caravelle

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Pleasant to with modern technology the bonnet Rear seating very effective for business-minded Large sliding doors entry and exit easy for Can be specified with luxurious to provide VIP transport


gearbox has a very low first that can prove awkward As there is little luxury fitted Relatively expensive price for what the basic is Sixth passenger must sit from the other five

The is one of Volkswagen’s large people-movers, from the Transporter shuttle by the seating layout. The Caravelle is the business-orientated design with a bench and two individual seats each other in two rows. passenger seat faces alongside the driver’s seat, it a seven-seater in total.

The Caravelle to cater for the executive and business market, which includes people up from airports and them on to their destinations allowing them to start or their meetings. The facing allow up to five of the passengers to as if they’re sat at a table, although no table fitted as standard.

Based on the outer shell of the van, the Caravelle is large and providing an airy environment easy to relax in. It’s in short-wheelbase and extended long-wheelbase for extra luggage room the rearmost seats, and there are two levels. However, the more Executive level is not available a long wheelbase.

It comes a choice of two diesel engines and two The entry-level single-turbo version is enough for typical use, but is a 178bhp version with two for a broader and more potent of torque that would be for regular work with all seats filled or in particularly regions.

The Caravelle has changed little during its life, but in generation more of an emphasis has placed on efficiency, with the of the old 2.5-litre diesel engines. The practicality is retained, though, various options for door and rear seats that can be and adapted to different spatial

Our verdict on the Volkswagen Caravelle SE SWB 140PS

Although the Caravelle is just a tool built for a specific job, it’s tailored to its purpose. Its combination of an seating layout, lots of efficient engines and luxurious including leather upholstery and a automatic gearbox make it an business shuttle. The Volkswagen which is slowly moving away from the mainstream, is a pull for potential buyers.

Thanks to the smaller-capacity diesel fuel economy is higher for model than for the previous Other running costs road tax are also lower, and due to the engine capacity this might also be cheaper to The lower CO2 output also that benefit-in-kind costs for users will be lower. generation of Caravelle is an improvement in all in terms of running costs, but expensive to buy.

Space and practicality

The Caravelle’s are deliberately positioned in such a way as to people to talk face to since business is much personal between different of seats all facing forwards. It therefore have more space but in choosing to prioritise its function, it makes a necessary The long-wheelbase version has more and can better accommodate large

Controls and display



Car safety

ABS and electronic brake distribution are standard in conjunction ESP stability control. Traction is also standard on front-wheel-drive and hill hold control sure that the Caravelle roll backwards during starts. The front occupants get at the front and side, but rear airbags are only optional.

Driver appeal

Volkswagen Caravelle

As a commercial the Caravelle has been engineered to put before form and it shows. It running gear with the panel van, and as such has a low first gear that can get as the Caravelle runs out of steam too Otherwise, cruising is comfortable and with only a few notable from road bumps. The gearbox is well suited to task and improves the driving

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Quality and image

One of the strengths in the Caravelle’s favour in the executive market is the ever-improving image and of Volkswagen as a brand. The actual of the is good, if perhaps a little as standard. Volkswagen claims its materials are all hard-wearing.


A sliding rear that can be mirrored on the opposite as an optional extra makes it easier for passengers in the rear to get in and out where there isn’t room. The front passenger and have to use traditional doors, but seats make it relatively to manoeuvre in and out even for elderly or passengers. The tailgate needs a lot of space behind it before it can fully.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

from Volkswagen’s parts the standard stereo unit be familiar to most VW car owners. simple and intuitive to use with a combination of buttons and dials the key functions. Unfortunately, satellite including a partially touch-screen interface is not available in conjunction DAB digital radio. The touch-screen can be slightly less intuitive at but is clear enough after a trial and error.

A table can be for the rear passenger area

Colours and trim

The Caravelle an unusually broad range of Volkswagen’s intention being no matter what type of might buy one there will be a to suit. The utilitarian body has a certain style and it looks in most colours from the to the bold. As standard the interior looks fine, if a little and some people might to smarten it up with options.


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