The good news for busy families who need a versatile and spacious seven-seater vehicle is that the ultimate MPV from Volkswagen, the VW Caravelle, is now available from £23,950 (on the road) or £299 per month with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Finance Solutions (Personal Contract Plan), for the new Startline special edition. A new long wheelbase (LWB) model also joins the VW Caravelle range offering one of the biggest passenger and luggage compartments in the large MPV sector.
Prices for the new VW Caravelle Startline special edition start at over £5,000 less than the existing entry-level SE models, with a specification that includes unique upholstery, air conditioning, twin sliding rear doors, rubber floor covering and 17-inch steel wheels, plus a folding table which neatly stores in the side sliding door. Volkswagen also provides a choice of two economical, turbocharged diesel engines includes a four-cylinder 1.9-litre 102 PS TDI PD (£23,950 on the road), or a five-cylinder 2.5-litre 130 PS TDI PD model (£25,350 on the road).
A variety of option packs from Volkswagen provide further value for money with convenient and affordable ways to upgrade the Startline’s specification. For example: the £600 VW ‘Startline Pack 1’ includes 16-inch alloy wheels and rear privacy glass (saving £100); while VW ‘Startline Pack 2’ offers body-coloured bumpers, front fog lights and front and rear parking sensors for £672 (worth £984). In addition, to make the Volkswagen Caravelle a camper van, the ‘Sleep Pack’ (£568) includes privacy blinds and an extension for the rear seat with a cover to protect the upholstery.
Like all VW Caravelles, the Startline special edition features two individual seats in the middle row which can rotate to face the rear to create a sociable lounge area, plus the third row of seats can fold back to make a flat bed area. Every passenger has the pleasure of plenty of legroom and headroom, plus the new VW Caravelle’s unique floor rail system allows the second and third row of seats to be moved backwards or forwards to optimise passenger or luggage space.
The wheelbase of the new LWB model is 40cm longer and increases the interior volume of the VW Caravelle by over 15 per cent from 5.8 m³ to 6.7 m³, providing a generous luggage space for seven people.
The new Volkswagen Caravelle is designed for customers, particularly executive chauffeur or private hire businesses, who want to maximise passenger and luggage space. It is available in SE trim level with a choice of two 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbodiesel engines with 130 PS (£30,190 on the road), or 174 PS with a six-speed manual gearbox (£31,790 on the road) or with Tiptronic transmission (£33,385 on the road).
Both new models are available to order now from Volkswagen, with first deliveries to Van Centres and customers expected in May. Full details of the VW Caravelle and Volkswagen’s nationwide Van Centre network are available at www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk or by calling 0800 717131.
Notes to editors:
Volkswagen Solutions finance example:
Volkswagen Solutions finance example, on a VW Caravelle Startline 1.9-litre, 102 PS TDI PD:
Term (months) 36
Mileage (per annum) 10,000
35 monthly payments of £299.00
First payment fee (payable within first payment) £125.00
Optional final payment £10,058.40
Option to purchase fee (payable with optional final payment) £60.00
On the road retail cash price £23,950.00
Advance payment from customer £6,427.17
Amount of credit £17,522.83
Total amount payable £27,135.57
Typical APR 7.9%
Excess mileage (inc. VAT) 13.8p
Further charges may be payable if vehicle is returned. Indemnities may be required. Subject to status. Available to over 18’s from participating retailers for registrations before 31.07.09. Subject to availability. Offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time.
About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a provider of high quality new and used vans. Our award-winning range includes: the iconic VW Transporter, the California, the Crafter, the Caravelle, the VW Caddy and Caddy Maxi.
Vans for sale can be found through our network of Volkswagen UK Van Centres by visiting www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/van-centres
Our network of UK van rental centres offers VW van hire services to cover a range of requirements from moving house, to keeping your business on the move. To find your nearest Volkswagen van rental centre, visit http://www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/aftersales/van-rental.
For more information, please contact John Rawlings, Press and Public Relations Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on 01908 601478, 07872 379544 or email@example.com.