The Volkswagen Caravelle has one 2.0 litre common rail turbo diesel engine. There are two variants, one which is able to achieve 138 BHP using a twin turbo unit and the other which is able to achieve 178 BHP. The latter variant gets the choice of a six speed manual gearbox transmission or a seven speed DSG automatic. The 138 BHP is provides a satisfying and respectable performance and is the best choice overall when balancing performance and economy.
The car has a great amount of safety equipment including twin front, side and curtain airbags coming as standard within all models. The car is very secure too, coming with remote central locking, an alarm as well as deadlocks.
As most can probably tell from the exterior, the van has a great amount of space inside the cabin, even in the smallest variant of the van. The car comes with 7 seats with a choice of either two or three individual seats replacing the back bench (Depending on whether the vehicle is a short wheelbase or long wheelbase version). The rear bench is able to be converted into a bed. The middle rows seats are able to turn and face the rear seats.
The driver’s seat is a very comfortable one. There are plenty of controls which are all positioned to be easily accessible. The steering wheel is able to be adjusted with the seat being fully adjustable too. All types of drivers will be able to find their perfect position. The windscreen gives a full and clear view of the road ahead.
The van comes with air conditioning and electric windows all as standard. Electrically adjustable mirrors are also come with the SE model.
Moving up in the ladder, the executive versions give more options such as climate control, cruise control and heated front seats. The electric sliding doors are quite a neat feature to have.
The Volkswagen Caravelle is clearly for a certain type of customer but is one of the best vehicles within its class.