Here at Comfort Insurance we have previously reported on the emissions scandal that has affected not only Volkswagen but numerous other vehicle manufacturers, Volkswagen has had a tough time recently due to this, but the new electric edition of one of their old campervans could be a turning point from the companay.
The campervan in question is a special edition Caravelle with a white and red two-tone exterior. There is also the option for other colours including candy white with either Bamboo Garden Green, Mojave Beige or Acapulco Blue.The Caravelle Generation Six special edition also has top of the range technology, bespoke interior fittings and a dashboard with decorative inserts. Available now from Volkswagen, this campervan will cost from £52,051 (RRP OTR incl. VAT) and arrived earlier this month.
The first van of this type was designed 65 years ago and designers of the new Caravelle have kept the success of this model in mind while capturing the imagination and needs of professional campervaners. Packed full of modern day technology and a striking exterior design, the Generation Six is sure to bring Volkswagen back from all the negativity surrounding them recently.
Volkswagen boasts that the interior comfort of the camper “sets the standard” and is “more luxurious and comfortable than ever” and we can see why with its leather seats, textile floor mats in two colours (Moonrock and Titanium Black) and multi-functioning, leather steering wheel. The steering wheel on its own is particularly impressive as it gives the driver access to several of the vehicles safety features including the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
Bluetooth and DAB come as standard along with the navigation system/Discover Media infotainment. The Caravella also has a 3-zone Climatronic air conditioning system with heated front seats to make sure the temperature is perfect for any traveller and their passengers.
As previously mentioned, the design of the campervan was inspired by Volkswagen’s iconic campervans from the 1960s. Along with the red and white two-tone paint, the Generation Six also has 18” special edition ‘DISC’ alloy wheels which come as standard. The exterior is also comprised of LED headlights, heated exterior mirrors, privacy glass on all of the rear windows and a ‘Generation Six’ badge on the B-pillar.
The Caravella also has front fog lights which boast a cornering function, providing an extra light source behind the headlight reflector, helping the driver get a better view of potential hazards. Furthermore, the steps are illuminated with “Generation Six” lettering and there is also the option to add seats for an extra charge with the option of “Nappa” leather in Titanium black or “Alcantara” in Titanium Black.
Now, down to the important part: the engine. The Caravelle comes with a Euro-6 engine (cheat free) and is fitted with BlueMotion Technology as standard. The new generation of engines mean mpg is increased and CO2 is reduced. The VW Caravelle also comes with the choice of two power outputs which both use the new EU6 2.0 TDI engine and a 7-speed DSG gearbox with either 150 PS or 204 PS.
The seven seat campervan (including the driver) is ideal for any road trip, and with a three-seat rear bench reclining function your passengers can get all the rest they need along the way! The sliding doors and 4.3m2 passenger and load compartment (for the short wheelbase) allow maximum room to fit everything you need into your campervan.
With such a slick look, eco friendly engine and modern technology, sales of the new Volkswagen Caravella Generation six should/could change the negative attitude some people have towards the Volkswagen brand at the moment.