Volkswagen T6 Caravelle (2015–)
Caravelle T6 revealed
Launched with the latest Euro 6 engines, the Caravelle has a host of new standard features including BlueMotion Technology, DAB+ digital radio, five-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and USB connection. Standard equipment also includes Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the brakes after a collision, reducing the risk or severity of a secondary impact.
From launch, the Caravelle engine range consists of two 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 engines with outputs of 150 PS and 204 PS. Available in SE or Executive specification, the Caravelle benefits from BlueMotion Technology modifications, which include low rolling resistance tyres, battery regeneration and Stop/Start systems.
The seven-seat Caravelle features 360 degree swivelling and folding seats on the first rear row and a newly designed three-seat bench at the rear. The floor-mounted rail system enables rear seats and the multi-functional table (which folds, swivels and adjusts for height), to be located securely in numerous configurations. All Caravelle models feature driver and passenger side sliding doors and offer a floor area of 4.3m 2 for short wheelbase and 5.0m 2 for long wheelbase models.
In terms of exterior design, the Caravelle SE is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, along with body-coloured bumpers and mirrors, a high-gloss black grille with three chrome strips and an additional chrome strip along the bottom grille on Executive models.
Caravelle SE models are priced from £30,165 (basic price excluding VAT) Caravelle Executive models start from £33,145 (basic excluding VAT) and build on the generous standard specification of the SE.
Volkswagen Caravelle Generation Six launched Special edition pays tribute to Caravelle's iconic roots with a bespoke red and white two-tone exterior, while inside, decorative inserts on the dashboard and top of the range technology combine with bespoke interior fittings. The design is inspired by the two-tone paint finishes from Volkswagen’s iconic camper van of the 1960s and is available with a choice of two power outputs, both using the new EU6 2.0 TDI engine with seven-speed DSG gearbox, one with 150PS and the second with 204PS.
As well as the Cherry Red and Candy White two-tone paint finish the Generation Six comes with special edition 18-inch ‘DISC’ alloy wheels as standard, LED headlights and tail lights, front fog lights with cornering function, chrome detailing around the grille, folding and electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, privacy glass to all rear windows and ‘Generation Six’ badging on the B-pillar.
Costing from £52,051 (RRP OTR incl. VAT), the first vehicles will start to arrive in the UK in November.
Volkswagewn annouced 150PS and 204PS 2.0TSI petrol engines for the Caravelle SE short wheelbase models, linked wither to a 6-speed manual transverse transmission or the new high torque dual wet clutch 7-speed transverse DSG automatic transmission. Fuel economy ranges from an NEDC 30.7mpg to 31.4mpg, while CO2 emissions are 210g/km and 206g/km for the 150PS and 204PS engines, respectively. Prices from £28,950 for the Caravelle SE.