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Volkswagen Caravelle


VOLKSWAGEN’S Caravelle look like a straightforward of vehicle but it’s an unusual in today’s market. When Caravelle was launched, Volkswagen was persevering with its direct diesel engines.

These robust units with of torque but wouldn’t win too many for smoothness or refinement by today’s This facelifted Caravelle the old five-cylinder direct injection for smaller four-cylinder units use advanced common-rail injection and deliver more power, and refinement as a result.

The entry-level 2.0-litre TDI has 138bhp and or torque. It can’t give a two and a tonne Caravelle any great of pace (the 0-60mph takes 14.2 seconds) but be relatively untroubled under the of the vehicle and its occupants.

More is the 2.0-litre BiTDI engine is essentially the same unit two turbochargers instead of one. 178bhp is generated and there’s of 400Nm. These are big figures for a diesel engine and the 0-60mph of 11.4 seconds and 119mph top should be as fast as anyone wants to drive a Caravelle. the option of 4MOTION AWD if you want it.

Caravelle customers have a lot of to make when it comes to their vehicle. Both of the come with six- gearboxes as standard but they can be with Volkswagen’s seven-speed DSG system that allows or automatic shifting. The BiTDI can also come with the all-wheel-drive system. Then are the short and long wheelbase with the longer model 400mm to the Caravelle’s length.

even a California model on the Caravelle that amounts to a motorhome conversion.

The trim level range from the basic spec is hardly austere to SE and then models. The SE is basically just and alloy wheels but the Executive really goes to town on the It adds full leather cruise control, heated seats, electric sliding doors, speed sensitive steering and a climate control with separate controls for the seat occupants.

Predictably, no is what you could call with even the base well over Pounds This will limit its for family buyers but there’s to match its combination of opulence and outside of the similarly priced

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models, so may still be some takers.

Volkswagen Caravelle

The diesel engines powering the have a weighty role to but they still turn in economy figures. The twin-turbo engine is actually a little efficient than its junior with 37.2mpg on the combined compared to 36.7mpg for the 138bhp Emissions of CO2 are measured at 199 g/km for the and 203g/km for the TDI.

Whether you see it as a posh minibus, an MPV or some kind of lifestyle in the mould of VWs classic Camper the Volkswagen Caravelle’s unique point is space.

There aren’t many vehicles can seat seven in this of comfort and take a significant of luggage along for the ride.

The will deter some but are getting a big hunk of vehicle for money and there aren’t too alternatives with similar

Jonathan Crouch

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Volkswagen Caravelle
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