Volkswagen Caravelle-01

The sixth-generation Volkswagen Caravelle SE short wheelbase will be getting a significant powertrain update. It’s now available in the UK, along with an added range of Euro 6 petrol engines for the Caddy panel van and Caddy Life variants.

In the Caravelle SE short wheelbase (SWB) model range, a 2.0 litre TSI turbocharged petrol unit taken from the Golf GTI will be available. It will come with a choice of two power outputs, either a 150 hp choice or a more powerful 204 hp tune. The 150 hp 2.0 litre TSI plant is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while the 204 hp version will be mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic.

The Caravelle SE SWB offers space for up to six passengers. In addition to that, twin sliding side doors are standard, while the rear seats are rail-mounted to provide flexible seating options.

Meanwhile, the updated passenger van will also feature a colour infotainment system with DAB radio and Bluetooth. Safety items include Post-Collision Braking system, High-Beam Assist, City Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control.

As for the new range of turbocharged petrol units offered on the Caddy panel van and Caddy Life models, these include a 84 hp 1.2 litre TSI engine and a 102 hp 1.0 litre mill. Both come paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The 125 hp 1.4 litre turbo mill will be offered with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG.

In the UK, prices for the Caddy panel van starts at £13,610 (RM88,680), while the Caddy Life starts from £15,110 (RM98,450). The Caravelle SE is priced from £28,950 (RM188,650) onwards.