If you’re looking for a flexible, spacious vehicle for work or play, the Caravelle people mover has you covered. Perfect as a professional vehicle, and just as good at shuttling around a growing family to their many extracurricular activities. The seating flexibility, which gives you the freedom to move up to nine people, is what defines this mechanical masterpiece.
Shuttle up to nine people in this super practical people mover. The modular system enables seats to be easily repositioned. The double-folding 3-seater bench is especially handy and can be removed to expand the luggage space in a matter of moments. The top tether anchor points as well as ISOFIX anchor points on all second and third row seats make it ideal for those with large families or businesses needing to transfer lots of people safely.
The Caravelle has been carefully designed for the wear and tear of daily use. Whether you plan to use it for business or the bustling pressures of modern family life, the many smart compartments and holders, along with the intelligent arrangement of the various storage options make this the vehicle for you.
While the Caravelle may be purpose-built for practicality, that doesn’t mean it’s not easy on the eye. Especially if you upgrade it with the optional 17" alloy wheels, dual halogen headlights, rear privacy glass and front fog lights with static cornering function.
With four, five, six, seven or nine seats the Caravelle’s unique seating concept lets you customise the interior for up to 9 people and luggage. The modular seat mounting system in the Caravelle allows the removal of any of the rear seats to easily expand luggage space. The second and third row bench seats include ISOFIX and top tether anchors for child seats.
The Composition Colour radio consists of a 12.7cm TFT colour display with touchscreen function, an MP3 and WMA-compatible CD drive, six speakers, an SD-card slot, an AUX-IN interface, and a dual tuner with Phase Diversity for optimal radio reception. The Bluetooth system offers connectivity for your mobile phone, as well as audio streaming.
Control your smartphone’s screen, selected apps, maps, and music through App-Connect on your console’s touchscreen or Voice Control – using Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ interfaces. (Optionally available with Composition Media or Discover Media radio).
With Voice Control you can control your phone, navigation, and audio with your voice – without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
(Only available with Discover Media radio system).
Or you can upgrade to ‘Composition Media’ system, which comes with a bigger 16.5cm TFT colour display and proximity sensor on the touchscreen, as well as everything else the Composition Colour system offers.
The Discover Media navigation system has a second integrated SD-card slot which is compatible with the SD-card with the map data.
The Caravelle has the smarts to rival its capacity, boasting the latest technology to make every trip.
The standard rear view camera displays a live picture on your console screen that shows what’s behind you. The Park Distance Control feature beeps when obstacles are detected behind you when you’re parking, as well as provides a visual display of the vehicle’s distance from said obstacles. They come together to help make reversing safer and easier.
Equipped with a number of electronic trapping protectors, the optional sliding doors are easy to operate using either the remote control, a button in driver’s cab, or the handle. (Option available with power latching tailgate).
When you’re behind the wheel, the Caravelle’s state-of-the-art safety systems jump to the rescue in critical situations to help reduce the risk of accidents on the road. These various driver aids are installed in the Caravelle to help ensure that every drive ends as safely as it begins.
This potentially life-saving system continually evaluates steering movements and other independent signals, and if fatigue is detected, warns the driver with an alarm, and on the console display recommends the driver takes a break.
When the airbag sensors detect a collision, this state-of-the-art system applies the brakes to slow the vehicle to 10km/h, so that a secondary impact will be lessened or avoided. During braking, the hazard and brake lights are illuminated and remain activated. The driver can take over at any time.
This intelligent feature allows you to make a hill start without the vehicle rolling back. If you’re on an incline greater than 5 per cent, the system will hold your car stationary for 1.5 seconds after the foot brake is released by temporarily locking the brake pressure.
When a difference in driving wheel speed is detected, that is when one wheel spins more than the other due to water or dirt, the system brakes the spinning wheel, transferring engine power to the wheel with the best traction.
The 7-speed dual clutch DSG permits fully automatic, almost imperceptible gear changing with no interruption in power flow, which results in significantly increased driving comfort as well as better fuel consumption than changing gears manually. You can choose between Normal and Sport mode.
BlueMotion Technology lowers fuel consumption and reduces emissions. It comes from our ‘Think Blue.’ concept: to develop fuel-efficient vehicles that place less burden on the environment over their entire lifetime.
Part of BlueMotion Technology, this money-saving feature automatically stops the engine when you come to a standstill; and starts again on take-off, helping you cut back on fuel consumption.
Volkswagen’s cutting-edge turbo-injected TDI engine with diesel particulate filter features common rail technology that injects precise amounts of fuel at extremely high pressure. This results in impressive torque and performance.
The TD1340 is a 2.0-litre, four cylinder turbo engine that produces 103kW of power at 3500rpm and 1750-2500rpm delivered from 340Nm of torque3.