There’s a Whole Lot to Love in Here
To the untrained eye, the Volkswagen Caravelle may seem like ‘just another boxy van’, but it’s so much more than that. Each of the current variants boasts attractive interior and exterior features. Today, we’re focusing on the former. Be sure to read our general review for an overall look at the latest Caravelle variants.
Not only is there more than enough space to comfortably seat seven, but the VW Caravelle interior is also kitted out with plenty of thoughtful features that make spending an extended period of time on the road a dream. In fact, you’ll find yourself wishing your journey didn’t have to come to an end so soon.
The latest Caravelle range consists of three variants:
- The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI PanAmericana 4Motion
- The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline
- The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline 4Motion
In this blog, we’re going to take a look at the general VW Caravelle interior. For information regarding a specific variant’s interior, please contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer – our teams across the country will be happy to answer any specific questions or queries you may have.
Experience Top-Class Comfort and Tech
Once you set foot inside the new VW Caravelle interior, you’ll notice that this is no mere van. Decked out in a tasteful black and chrome trim, the quality is tangible – as is expected from a vehicle bearing the famous VW-badge. Its dashboard has received a welcome facelift, ensuring it feels even less like a van and more like a modern car. Soft-touch plastics, sturdy switches and clearly labelled buttons on both the dashboard and steering wheel help make the driving experience an enjoyable one, each and every time.
There isn’t a seat in the Caravelle that doesn’t have a great view of the open road. Kids fighting for the best seat in the house will be a problem of the past at last. The Caravelle’s large windows make for good visibility, in most situations. An elevated driving position further enhances visibility. Even with the driver’s seat in its lowest position, you’ll still have a clear view of any upcoming hazards on the road. It is, however, recommended to opt for the front and rear parking sensors, which can be a huge lifesaver when you’re unused to a vehicle of its dimensions.
You’ll also be impressed with the Caravelle’s new infotainment system. The touchscreen offers a user-friendly experience. Its sat-nav system is easy to navigate and is available with dynamic routing, as well as traffic alerts, helping you to avoid any major traffic jams. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration is also possible for those who prefer it over Volkswagen’s own app suite. Just be sure to have an adaptor at hand if your smartphone is on the older side, as the Caravelle is exclusively fitted with USB Type C ports.
Back to seating arrangements: the seats are organised in three rows. There are two captain’s chairs in the front, followed by two nearly identical seats in the middle row and a three seated bench in the back. All seats throughout the Caravelle are comfortable and will keep the driver and passengers alike happy, even during longer road trips. Because the floor is flat, no one will have to deal with sitting astride the transmission tunnel.
Space Enough for Everyone and Their Kit
Load capacity/volume comes in at an impressive 4 300 l. This means your family, friends and luggage can all come along for the ride.
One extremely useful feature of the new VW Caravelle interior is the ability to completely remove the second and third rows of seats, to win a whole lot of space and essentially turn your luxury people carrier into a van when necessary. Even with all of the seats left in place, there’s more than enough room inside the Caravelle to fit seven adults comfortably. Nobody will be left feeling shorthanded when it comes to leg, head or elbow room. Did we mention that the second-row seats can swivel around to face the rear row? You can basically have a business meeting on the go, if that’s what you’re looking for.
The VW Caravelle’s back seats are accessed through a pair of sliding doors, which can be opened electronically (depending on the model) by pressing buttons on either the dashboard or keys. Alternatively, you can simply open them by pulling at the door handles the traditional way (but, honestly, where’s the fun in that?). You and your kids won’t tire of the novelty anytime soon, plus it’s super convenient.
There’s an abundance of smaller, additional storage compartments inside the Caravelle, including:
- A covered shelf, hiding two USB ports and a 12 V power socket
- Large door pockets, featuring built-in bottle holders
- Two gloveboxes
- Two pop-out cup holders
Another thoughtful feature found in some trims that’s definitely worth a mention is the small fold-out table that can be used by the five back seats.
Safe and Sound
Whether you’re considering a VW Caravelle for business or personal use, you can rest assured that both the interior (and exterior) is equipped with a variety of safety features. Everyone inside this MPV will be well taken care of, should the unthinkable occur.
Standard safety features across all models include:
- 6 airbags – driver, front passenger, front side (2x) and curtain (2x)
- Approach home safe lighting/time delay park headlights
- Attention assist/break alert
- ISOFIX child seat mountings on the outer rear seats
- Stability control
- Traction control
- Tyre pressure monitor/deflation detection system
Your most precious cargo is safe and sound when travelling in a VW Caravelle.
The VW Caravelle Interior: Decked out With Everything You Could Ever Want in a Luxury MPV
The latest VW Caravelle interior ticks all the boxes. It’s well-rounded and well-equipped, providing top-class comfort, safety and tech to all who are seated within. It truly is a luxurious MPV unlike any other.
If you’re interested in learning more about this impressive people carrier and all it has to offer outside of an incredible interior, be sure to have a read through our other blogs on price and specs. We also have a general review, if you’re looking for a summary of all the Caravelle has to offer.
Remember, you’re more than welcome to contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealership anytime if you have questions, comments or concerns. Our dedicated sales staff nationwide will be more than happy to assist you – from discussing new car options, to starting the buying process and anything and everything in-between.