Date: Friday, 16/Dec/11, 12.50 PM | Message # 1
|Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced details of a stylish special edition model for its luxury, executive Caravelle passenger carrying range, the Edition 25.
Only 225 UK examples of the Caravelle Edition 25 will be available in the UK, all exclusively finished in Candy White, or optional Reflex Silver metallic paint, with unique styling cues to help this latest model stand out from the crowd.
These include a revised front bumper with contrasting satin black styling accents in the lower sections, xenon headlights with LED running lights and black highlights the length of the vehicle and on the roof, side sills and tailgate. Exclusive satin black 18-inch ‘Edition 25’ design alloy wheels add to the vehicle’s appearance.
Based on the well-equipped SE specification, the Caravelle Edition 25 adds three-zone ‘Climatronic’ air conditioning so the driver and rear passengers can control the temperature in their own areas, voice activated satellite navigation and Bluetooth telephone preparation, parking sensors with reversing camera, and Volkswagen’s Lane Change Assist system which monitors the vehicle’s blind spots.
The Caravelle can carry up to six passengers, with a row of seats that swivel to face the rear and create an exclusive lounge environment, while passengers can get in and out of the Caravelle easily thanks to electric sliding doors with power-latching on each side of the vehicle. As you’d expect, the interior is well appointed with seats stylishly upholstered in two-tone leather.
Volkswagen’s refined and powerful 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo common rail diesel engine produces 180 PS, and is coupled to a seven-speed DSG gearbox as standard. The standard model has front-wheel drive, or there is the option of Volkswagen’s highly accomplished 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
The Edition 25 accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph in 11.3 seconds (12.1 4MOTION), and on to a top speed of 119 mph (117). Despite these impressive figures, the versatile people carrier returns 34.9 mpg (32.1) on the combined cycle with carbon dioxide emissions of 214 g/km (232).
The Caravelle Edition 25 is available to order now from Volkswagen Van Centres with prices starting at £44,995 on the road (including VAT).
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