The NEW VW Caravelle DSG automatic van Executive 4motion is possibly one of the most desirable VWs in production. Intended as a leisure vehicle that transports a family or business in comfort and safety. They sometimes do limited run value for money models similar to the VW Transporter Kombi Edition. From £48,000 to £60,000.
(Based on a CARAVELLE DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Tech 4Motion 150/199 Executive with solid paint)
The VW Caravelle SE tends to come only in 7 speed diesel automatic which in fairness is what everyone wants. The Lower spec SE has 7 seats as standard, and 6 speakers to keep everyone entertained. Body coloured bumpers as standard, and comes in SWB or LWB. The LWB is more popular as it tends to be bought by airport shuttle companies. The interior tends to be cloth on the SE and Velour style on the Executive. The latter is also available in a 4Motion version. Many Caravelle tend to be factory orders due to the cost and the large number of options such as factory leather. The VW Caravelle Executive tends to be more popular as its better value for money. Coming with the new digital dashboard, LED headlights and three zone climate control its a bit of a toy. As mentioned before we tend to factory order many Caravelle as some customers literally order every option. Its worth noting too that there is a “good night package” where the rear bench that is on rails and it adds blinds, shelves under the seats and a bed covering. Official site
Standard Items on the SE
Green tinted heat insulating glass Heat insulating windshield made of laminated glass Driver alert system Front and rear parking sensors Radio composition with 6.5 inch colour touch screen Washer fluid level indicator Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable 70 litre fuel tank Solid paint Cornering front fog lights H7 twin halogen headlamps Air conditioning system in cab with electronic control and 2nd heating system in passenger compartment with ventilation in passenger compartment 1 waste bin in door storage compartment of the cab Circuit fabric upholstery Warning triangle and first aid kit 2 swivel seats with longitudinal adjustment on rail system in 2nd row 3 seater movable bench with reclining action and storage tray in 3rd row Two remote control folding keys 215/65 R16 Low rolling resistance tyres 16″ Clayton silver alloy wheels Steel spare wheel with original equipment tire
Standard items on the Executive
Front side windows in heat insulating glass, rear side windows and rear window in privacy glass Heated laminated windscreen Park sensors – front and rear park with park assist Rear view camera Radio discover media navigation system with 8 inch touch screen including streaming and internet 70 litre fuel tank Solid paint Climatronic 3 zone air conditioning with 2nd evaporator, auxiliary heater, air conditioned headliner and additional passenger control 1 waste bin in door storage compartment of the cab Artvelours microfleece cloth upholstery and seat bolsters in leather look Warning triangle and first aid kit 2 swivel seats with longitudinal adjustment on rail system in 2nd row 3 seater movable bench with reclining action and storage tray in 3rd row Heated driver and single front passenger seats Two remote control folding keys 235/55 R17 Super low rolling resistance tyres 17″ Aracaju silver alloy wheels Alloy spare wheel with original equipment tire
All the VW Caravelle high quite a high level of trim The SE Model Caravelle gets
2 front swivel seats, 7 seats in total
Front curtain airbags
Basic Climate control
The VW Caravelle Executive gains over the SE
Adaptive cruise control
Velour upholstery or the VW version
Parking sensors and rear view camera
Electric side doors
Electronic climate control
Electrically Folding wing mirrors
Darkened privacy rear glass
Minibus Leasing. Swiss vans sell minibus from 8 seats up to 17 seats but there are a few things to consider as the cost of ownership rises sharply with a minibus. There are two main types and classes, up to 9 seats and over 9 seats. 9 Seater Minibus Leasing
In practise any 9 seater minibus will have three passengers in the front and it gets a little cramped so many taxi firms and authorities prefer an 8 seater so the driver can concentrate better.
The Road Fund License for a 8/9 seater can easily be £1200 a year, after all it is officially a bus.
LWB Minibus are more popular as it allows for a little luggage space behind the rear seats in most cases.
Some finance companies will not totally comfortable with a few professions such as self drive hire, taxi companies, airport run companies. So you need to be ready with facts and figures. Bank statements, accounts, and of course a reason for wanting a minibus in the first place. In many cases finance acceptance is easier without a final payment. No one will believe and rightly so that an airport transfer company does 10,000 miles a year ! What you don’t want is to be in a position of negative equity and in some cases drivers are in a van that is costing more in deprecation than they are actually taking in income.
If you are using the vehicle as a private hire some local authorities will have different rules to others. For example twin side loading doors
17 Seater Minibus
As with the 9 seater many prefer to sacrifice the middle seat for driver comfort and safety.
Again the RFL can be £1200 a month plus
Again LWB can accommodate slightly more luggage.
In most cases a Tachograph is required and a special drivers licence. Before you even ask for figures its a good idea to check on this. Can you actually drive a minbus ?
Again finance companies prefer small or no final payments
Again supporting paperwork really helps an acceptance e.g Bank statements Accounts Proof of a contract with a local authority such as a school or prison
Currently there is no T6.1 Sportline but we have a choice of no less than 4 front splitters. We can help by customising your new 110, 150 or 199 PS Diesel Engine. The latter comes in DSG only of course. This way you can have either a Kombi or a panel van too.
At Swiss none of our vans are ready made. Instead you get some choice as to what your van will look like. Nothing sets off a van more than having a front splitter. All of these front splitters are sold ready fitted. You can mix and match
VW Transporter WASP Three different design to choose from. Prices starting for £6 extra a month.