The good news for busy families who need a versatile and spacious seven-seater is that the ultimate MPV, the Volkswagen Caravelle, is now available from £23,950 (on the road), or £299 a month on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Finance Solutions (Personal Contract Plan), for the new Startline special edition.
Prices for the new Volkswagen 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. 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 provide further value for money with convenient and affordable ways to upgrade the Volkswagen Caravelle Startline specification. For example: the £600 'Startline pack 1' includes 16-inch alloy wheels and rear privacy glass (saving £100); while '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, the 'Sleep pack' (£568) includes privacy blinds and an extension for the rear seat with a cover to protect the upholstery.
Like all Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen Caravelle Startline is available to order now, with first deliveries to Van Centres and customers expected in May 2009.Published 23 March 2009