Volkswagen Caravelle | 2.0 TDI SE 150 5dr DSG

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£3,443.58ex VAT

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£4,007.12 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£3,443.58 ex VAT

Contract Length

24 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Alloy Wheels
Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Electric front windows
  • Fixed side window front and rear in load/passenger compartment left and right
  • Green tinted heat insulating glass
  • Heat insulating windshield made of laminated glass
  • Rear window with heat insulating glass, heated, rear window wiper and washer system
  • Windshield wiper intermittent control with rain sensor for windshield wipers
  • Without adhesive film
BRAKES
  • Brake pad warning light
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic stability control, ABS, ASR with deactivation button, hill start assist, brake assist system
  • Front assist with autonomous emergency braking
  • Traction control
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Reinforced carpet floor covering in passenger compartment
  • Velour non woven floor covering in cab
  • Without floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • 16 inch chassis with 16 inch brake system
  • Standard suspension and shock absorption
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth handsfree set
  • Mobile phone interface
  • Volkswagen app connect
  • Without voice control
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control including speed limiter and city emergency braking
  • Cross wind assist
  • Driver alert system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rest assist
  • Without camera systems
  • Without lane change system side Assist
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • eCall emergency system
  • Start/stop system with regenerative braking
  • Tailgate closing with unlatching from the inside
  • Tailgate with window aperture and with power latching
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Coolant temperature indicator
  • Digital clock
  • Premium multifunction display with multicolour display
  • Radio composition with 6.5 inch colour touch screen
  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Warning lights
  • Washer fluid level indicator
  • Without navigation system
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
  • Left and right convex exterior mirror
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Bright brushed gray decorative inserts
  • Comfort dashboard titanium black lower part with black chrome elements and bezels
ENGINE
  • 70 litre fuel tank
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 (type C) USB interfaces in dashboard, 2 USB charging sockets in the left C pillar
  • 6 speakers - 2 tweeters, 2 woofers, 2 full range speakers
  • DAB digital radio reception
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • 8 feet standard roof with mounting points for roof rack system
  • Additional dust seals on the outside
  • Black radiator grille with 5 chrome trims
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body coloured exterior mirror housings and door handles
  • Caravelle nameplate on the fender and on the rear
  • Sliding door on the left in load/ passenger compartment with power latching
  • Sliding door on the right in load/ passenger compartment with power latching
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Break away auto dimming rear view interior mirror
  • Cornering front fog lights
  • Daytime running light with automatic headlight control, leaving home feature and manual coming home feature
  • H7 twin halogen headlamps
  • Headlight range control
  • Manual coming and leaving home function
  • Red LED rear combination lamps
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air conditioning system in cab with electronic control and 2nd heating system in passenger compartment with ventilation in passenger compartment
  • Air recirculation system
  • Air vent in driver's door
  • Dust/pollen filters
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 1 waste bin in door storage compartment of the cab
  • 3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
  • Circuit fabric upholstery
  • Comfort headliner in cab and headliner for recirculated air vents in passenger compartment
  • Comfort side trim panel in passenger compartment
  • Dashboard illuminated dimmable instruments
  • Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering, height and longitudinally adjustable steering column
  • Front cupholder
  • Glove compartment with illumination
  • Grab handles on A pillar for access, on driver and front passenger side
  • Illuminated steps in passenger/load compartment
  • Interior loading edge protection in plastic
  • Jack and tool kit
  • Lashing rings for load restraint system for reinforced floor covering
  • Leather handbrake grip
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Multifunction table with separate guide rails in the floor
  • Rear cupholders
  • Refrigerant R1234yf
  • Roller blinds for side windows
  • Soft folding grab handles on roof frame
  • Special interior noise suppression measures
  • Special sound deadening measures in cab and passenger compartment
  • Step illumination with caravelle lettering
  • Storage compartment on outer side of front seats
  • Storage net on lower dash passenger side
  • Storage pockets in backrests of front seats
  • Sunshades for side windows in passenger compartment
  • Two 12V accessory power outlets
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Interior lighting with LED technology in load/passenger compartment
  • Interior lighting with switch off delay and contact switches on all doors
  • Variable intensity instrument illumination
PACKS
  • Non smokers pack - Caravelle
  • Without chrome package - Caravelle
SAFETY
  • 3 point automatic seatbelts in rear
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front side airbags with curtain airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Height adjustable 3 point seat belts on outer seats in cab with electric pretensioners
  • Power operated child safety locks
  • Single tone horn
  • Warning buzzer and light for driver seat belt not fastened
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 2 swivel seats with longitudinal adjustment on rail system in 2nd row
  • 3 seater movable bench with reclining action and storage tray in 3rd row
  • Armrest for both cab seats
  • Comfort seat on the left and right with lumbar support, in 1st row of seats (not swiveling)
  • Height and tilt adjustable head restraints for all seats
  • ISOFIX and top tether child seat anchorage in 2nd to 4th rows
  • Lumbar support on the left and right single seat in the 1st row of seats(Both manually adjustable)
  • Rail seat system in passenger compartment
  • Seat height adjustment for left and right single seat in cab
  • Without seat heater
SECURITY
  • Alarm deactivation switch of interior and tow away protection on B pillar
  • Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring in cab, backup horn and towing protection
  • Central locking system with radio remote control, system controls inside and safelock
  • Deadlocks
  • Electronic immobiliser
  • Lockable fuel cap
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Two remote control folding keys
TOWING
  • Without trailer hitch
TRANSMISSION
  • Differential lock
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sun visors with illuminated mirror and airbag label on front passenger sun visor
WHEELS
  • 215/65 R16 Low rolling resistance tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 16" Clayton silver alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Steel spare wheel with original equipment tire

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 164
  • HC: 24E
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1968
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 45.6
  • EC Extra Urban: 49.6
  • EC Urban: 39.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 9.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 7.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 9.2
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TDI 150
  • Coin Series: SE
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 150
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 13
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Power RPM: 3250
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 251
  • Engine Torque MKG: 34.7
  • Engine Torque NM: 340
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 112
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/65 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/65 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style: CLAYTON
  • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height (including roof rails): N
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 70
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 2500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2330
  • No. of Seats: 7
  • Payload: 670

Reviews

Volkswagen Caravelle MINIBUS PLUS (69/100)

Volkswagen's sixth generation T6 model Caravelle might look like a straightforward large People Carrier but it's almost unique in today's market. Jonathan Crouch explains why.

Ten Second Review

The commercial vehicle origins of the sixth generation Volkswagen Caravelle endow it with more interior space than most large MPVs but it masks its links to the Transporter van very well inside where quality is high. With ample space for seven adults and luggage, strong common-rail diesel engines and a classy feel, there isn't much else that can do what a Caravelle can.

Background

What is the Volkswagen Caravelle? It's a good question. Based on the Volkswagen Transporter panel van and sold through Volkswagen Van Centres, one perfectly reasonable assumption would be that it's a van. It's got seven seats, though, so you could also finger it as a minibus. Then you'd clamber inside and see that those seats slide, fold and rotate. Could the Caravelle be an MPV? It could be but with those arm-chair style seats and the superior materials in the range-topping models, it's quite upmarket for the kids. Maybe it's an executive limousine. Let's stop this. What we do know for sure is that the Caravelle has been enhanced in its latest T6 MK6 model guise and it looks just as versatile and difficult to pin down as ever. There are no prizes for guessing that this vehicle has its origins in the van sector. It looks identical to the Volkswagen T6 Transporter, apart from the side windows running its length. Volkswagen offers minibus versions of the Transporter without the plush cabin and adaptable seating system and those vehicles act as the bridge between the highfaluting Caravelle and its more workmanlike relative. It's been around for a while and, from commercial vehicle to mobile office space for the chairman of the board, it's been put to no end of uses but Volkswagen has worked to improve the range in this sixth generation form, with smarter looks, extra equipment and more efficient engines.

Driving Experience

You'll want to know whether it drives like a car-like MPV or a van-like minibus, so let's get that out of the way right up-front. The on-road experience is somewhere between the two, though your reaction might be more positive than that if you're not up to speed with just how dynamically adept the latest generation of large vans really are. This feeling you get at the wheel of this one varies a little of course depending on whether it's fully loaded with passengers, a state in which both ride and composure are much improved. If there's no one in your Caravelle but you, you're probably more likely to notice the vague power steering and the slightly lumpy low-speed ride. And of course the high-sided shape and 2.5-tonne kerb weight don't take particularly kindly to sharp high speed cornering antics. Better of course to settle back and use this vehicle as intended, wafting around on the potent wave of torque delivered by the common rail four cylinder 2.0 TDI diesel engines. There are two on offer here, base models being powered by a single turbo 150PS unit that gets this sizeable chunk of German real estate to 62mph in 12.9s en route to 113mph. Ideally though, you want to opt for the pokier 204PS BiTDI twin-turbo version of this unit. At low engine speeds, the largest of the two BiTDI blowers delivers steady charge but go a bit faster and there's a second smaller turbocharger, ready to cut in and give additional boost. At first glance, the stats don't seem much affected (the 0-62mph time improves to 9.8s and the top speed to 126mph) but what's more important is the jump in pulling power. When towing: all Caravelles can tow a braked trailer of up to 2,500kgs. The figures quoted are for manual models but most buyers tend to prefer to specify the optional seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

Design and Build

The sixth generation Caravelle gets the smarter nose section inroduced with the T6 Transporter van and, as before, is available in either short or long wheelbase bodystyles. All the excitement though, is inside. At 4,892mm long and 1,904mm wide in short wheelbase form, the Caravelle was never going to be anything but roomy. The seating layout is comprised of two arm-chairs in the front and two more behind with a three-seater bench in the back row. Unlike many seven-seater MPVs, there's also a usable luggage area behind the third row and it can be made more usable by sliding the rear bench forward on its runners. The front and second row seating is also mounted on a system of runners in the Caravelle's floor so these chairs can be moved around to tweak the layout. The front seats can even be rotated 180 degrees to face backwards, creating a kind of living room layout around the multi-function table that's mounted on its own rail in the centre of the cabin. If you get tired, the back seats fold down into a bed. Adaptability is not in short supply then, but how well does it all work? It's theoretically possible to lift all of the furniture out of the Caravelle but you'll need biceps the size of breadbins: it's not light. Sliding the chairs around is quite straightforward, although you might need to think ahead before embarking on a rearrangement as the multi-function table can get in the way. The build quality impresses and even in standard trim, the Caravelle doesn't feel like a commercial vehicle. The switchgear and instruments will be familiar to VW passenger car owners and there's an abundance of storage options around the vehicle.

Market and Model

Caravelle customers have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to specifying their vehicle. For standard 'SE' variants, prices start at around £37,000, with premium of around £2,000 if you want the long wheelbase version which is 400mm longer. If you're happy wih the short wheelbase shape, then a premium of around £3,700 will get you plusher 'Executive' trim. Both of the engines come with six-speed gearboxes as standard but they can be specified with Volkswagen's 7-speed DSG twin-clutch system that allows manual or automatic shifting. The BiTDI engine can also come with the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. There's even a California model based on the Caravelle that amounts to a full motorhome conversion. SE trim gets you air-conditioning, alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a DAB 8-speaker stereo but the Executive spec really goes to town. It adds alcantara/leather trim, cruise control, heated front seats, electric sliding side doors, speed sensitive power steering and a climate control system with separate controls for the rear seat occupants. Ths Caravelle's pricing will limit its appeal for family buyers but there's little to match its combination of opulence and space outside of the similarly priced Mercedes-Benz V-Class models, so there may still be some takers. The Executive model has obvious appeal for companies needing to transport personnel over long distances in comfort with all the bells and whistles.

Cost of Ownership

The 2.0-litre diesel engines powering the Caravelle have a weighty role to fill but they still turn in reasonable economy figures that have significantly improved in this Euro 6 guise by around 15%. The 2.0 TDI variant manages 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and 161g/km of CO2, figures that improve to 47.1mpg and 155g/km if you specify the DSG auto gearbox. The 204PS Bi-turbo engine gets pretty close to this showing, managing 42.8mpg and 171g/km in manual form, or 44.8mpg and 164g/km in DSG guise. The Euro 6 engines have Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with an AdBlue exhaust additive. The AdBlue filler is in the same flap as the vehicle's diesel tank neck and the adoption of the 13-litre AdBlue tank has seen the fuel tank drop in size from 80 litres to 70 litres.

Summary

Whether you see it as a posh minibus, an executive MPV or some kind of lifestyle vehicle in the mould of VW's classic Camper vans, the Volkswagen Caravelle's unique selling point is space. There just aren't many vehicles that can seat seven in this kind of comfort and take a significant amount of luggage along for the ride. The pricing will deter some but buyers are getting a big hunk of vehicle for their money and there aren't too many alternatives with similar qualities.

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