Volkswagen T5 Caravelle (2010–2015)
First details of new Volkswagen Caravelle released
Changes to the external design include new rear light clusters, chrome side trims, more aerodynamic door mirrors and an entirely new front using latest Volkswagen passenger car design for the grille and headlights.
Other new features include comfort and safety items such as three-spoke steering wheels, stylish new instruments, a recommended gear shift display, a USB ‘Media-in’ interface to connect external devices, and the latest audio and integrated, touchscreen, hard-drive navigation systems.
The new generation ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) with hill-start assist and an emergency brake light function was also introduced across the range, while other new features include Volkswagen’s Side Assist lane change system, first seen in the Touareg, which warns the driver of anything in the vehicle’s blind spot, and a new TMD (Tyre Monitor Display) to alert the driver to any decrease in tyre pressures.
There is a new range of two quieter, more economical 2.0-litre four-cylinder common rail TDI engines. These offer power outputs of 140bhp and 180bhp, and both meet the latest Euro V emissions standard. The new models also benefit from the introduction of Volkswagen’s seven-speed DSG automatic transmission, which will also be available later in 2010 with the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with fourth generation Haldex coupling for the first time. The new models arrived in selected Volkswagen Van Centres from January 2010.
Volkswagen launched Caravelle Edition 25
Only 225 UK examples were available in the UK, all exclusively finished in Candy White, or optional Reflex Silver metallic paint, with unique styling cues to help this latest model stand out from the crowd. It was priced at £44,995.
The changes included a revised front bumper with contrasting satin black styling accents in the lower sections, xenon headlights with LED running lights and black highlights the length of the vehicle and on the roof, side sills and tailgate. Exclusive satin black 18-inch ‘Edition 25’ design alloy wheels add to the vehicle’s appearance.