Volkswagen Caravelle – 7 Seat Car
The Volkswagen Caravelle (VW Caravelle) is a 7 seater people carrier produced by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV). The VW Caravelle forms part of the long and very well known range of Volkswagen transporter vehicles, first produced in 1949. The VW Caravelle is sold both to private customers as well as businesses in need of reliable MPVs to move people.
Volkswagen Caravelle – Purchase Price
Depending on the model chosen, Buying a VW Caravelle costs between £31,735 and £38,935. As such, it is one of the more expensive 7 seater cars. In choosing a Volkswagen Caravelle, of course, you are buying a dependable, well known and capable MPV with plenty of floor space. The older Caravelle’s, AKA Transporters can be picked up for less than five grand! (View VW Caravelle’s for Sale).
Volkswagen Caravelle – Servicing Costs
Fully servicing a Volkswagen Caravelle costs £195, or £230 for a full service plus MOT. An interim service costs £130, or £165 for an interim service plus MOT. A MOT with a one year guarantee costs £59, or £119 for a MOT with a three year guarantee. Although these prices were checked at a major car service centre online, you should always check with your local garage before budgeting your service and/or MOT.
Volkswagen Caravelle – CO2 Emissions
The Volkswagen Caravelle has a CO2 emissions rate of 199 g/km (relating to the 180PS BiTDI 2.0 litre model) to a maximum CO2 emissions rate of 216 g/km (relating to the 140PS TDO DSG 2.0 litre model). Although this is around double the CO2 emissions rate of the recognised green benchmark, it is not as high as some 7 seater cars.
Volkswagen Caravelle – Car Tax Band (VED)
The different Volkswagen Caravelle models falls within car tax bands (VED) J to K. The tax band range goes up to M. Bands J and K carry annual charges of £425 and £550 in the 2010/2011 tax year. The Volkswagen Caravelle’s showroom tax, paid in the first year of ownership, costs £425 to £550.
Volkswagen Caravelle – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The urban miles per gallon (mpg) cycle of the Volkswagen Caravelle is from 27.2 (140PS TDI DSG 2.0 litre model) to 29.4 (180PS BiTDI 2.0 litre model). The extra urban cycle is from 40.9 to 43.5. The combined cycle is from 34.4 to 37.2.
Volkswagen Caravelle – Optional Features
Optional features of the Volkswagen Caravelle include a satellite navigation system and a choice of interior upholstery material. The emphasis is very much on functionality; the Volkswagen Caravelle performs well without a fuss, and without much in the way of extras.
Volkswagen Caravelle – Safety Features
Safety features are essentially limited to side and curtain airbags as well as driver and passenger front airbags. Rear curtain airbags can be acquired at an additional cost.
Volkswagen Caravelle – Performance
The acceleration speed of the Volkswagen Caravelle (0-62 miles per hour), is from 11.3 to 14.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 107 to 119 miles per hour.
Volkswagen Caravelle – Insurance Group
Depending on the model chosen, the Volkswagen Caravelle falls within insurance groups 12 to 16.
Although it can look like a business 7 seater car due to its long use as such by a variety of organisations, the Volkswagen Caravelle is a highly functional and reliable MPV. It is as much suited to ferrying around your children, family and friends as it is paying individuals. VW Caravelle Official website: www.volkswagen.co.uk.