What Is an MPV and What Are the Top 3 Reasons You Should Consider Investing in One?

 

People who aren’t serious petrol heads often get confused with the terms MPV and SUV. SUV is by far the more widely-known term, but we’re here to set the record straight – they aren’t the same type of vehicle. They differ in form, as well as function, although increased space can be associated with both.

 

MPVs or multi-purpose vehicles (alternatively known as multi-utility vehicles) hold multiple benefits to the owner, especially if space is a deciding factor. CFAO Volkswagen’s top three reasons you should consider investing in an MPV are:

 

  • Spacious and practical – One of an MPV’s main defining features is a spacious and flexible cabin. Although many may see them as boxy with few smooth lines and little in the way of aerodynamics, MPV-owners can attest that these vehicles are fantastic due to their versatility. In fact, many MPV-owners and their families are great outdoor enthusiasts and a large, practical ride is exactly what they need to accommodate all their kit.
  • Adaptable seating – Because of the large, boxy cabin, seating arrangements in most MPVs are extremely flexible and can be rearranged to suit the owner’s needs. The average MPV can accommodate five or more passengers with ease and plenty of models allow you to remove seats as necessary. This is especially handy when you need to adjust the passenger or baggage space.

Solid, yet comfortable – It’s a common misconception that all MPVs aren’t as enjoyable to drive as other cars. This isn’t the case anymore, as there is a multitude of MPVs that don’t sacrifice all their comfort and performance for flexibility and function. Modern vehicle manufacturers often base some of their MPVs on crossovers or sedans, which end up giving them a similar drive quality. The manoeuvrability and performance of modern MPVs are much improved and their style is nothing to scoff at either.

Volkswagen’s Caravelle is anything but ordinary or basic. Not only is it striking to look at, but it’s also spacious and comfortable. It’s so much more than just another people carrier. All your journeys will be happy ones in this versatile ride. You’ll find yourself looking for reasons to spend more time in the car, whether it’s for a weekend breakaway or an extended road trip with family or friends. It’s the luxury MPV of your dreams.

 

The current VW Caravelle range consists of three model variants. They are:

 

  • The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI PanAmericana 4Motion
  • The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline
  • The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline 4Motion

 

Read on to identify the ideal Caravelle model and price to suit your needs.

 

Choose Between 3 Luxury Caravelle Variants

 

With 11 dealerships spread across the country, CFAO Volkswagen is happy to assist you in finding and acquiring your dream vehicle – whether it be new, used, passenger or commercial. After reading through what each Caravelle variant has to offer, be sure to reach out to your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer to discuss any further details or – if you’re ready – to start the buying process.

 

*Please take note that all prices found in this blog are subject to change without prior notice. The prices indicated were correct at the time of publication. For the latest information on VW Caravelle prices and possible special offers, contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealership today.

 

The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI PanAmericana 4Motion Price and Model Overview

Volkswagen’s new VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline will cost you from R1 019 100. For more information regarding estimated monthly instalments, please reach out to your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer.

 

H4: Model Overview

 

  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.3 s
  • Average fuel consumption: 7.9 l/100 km
  • Average fuel range: 1 013 km
  • Doors: 5
  • Drive wheels: Front
  • Engine details: 2.0 turbo diesel
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Gear ratios quantity: 7
  • Load volume capacity: 4 300 l
  • Power: 132 kW
  • Seat quantity: 7
  • Top speed: 191 km/h
  • Torque: 400 Nm
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Vehicle type: MPV

 

Standard Features Include

 

  • 6 airbags
  • Bottle/cup holders
  • Cruise control
  • Front heated seats
  • Front seat armrests
  • Hillstart assist hill holder
  • Leather upholstery
  • Outer rear seat ISOFIX child seat mountings
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • USB port

 

Do you like the sound of the mid-range VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline? If so, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer. Our committed sales teams stand ready to assist you, countrywide.

 

The VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline 4Motion Price and Model Overview

 

The top of the range VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline 4Motion is priced from R1 051 700. If you’d like more information regarding estimated monthly instalments, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer today.

 

Model Overview

 

  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12.1 s
  • Average fuel consumption: 8.8 l/100 km
  • Average fuel range: 909 km
  • Doors: 5
  • Drive wheels: All
  • Engine details: 2.0 turbo diesel
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Gear ratios quantity: 7
  • Load volume capacity: 4 300 l
  • Power: 132 kW
  • Seat quantity: 7
  • Top speed: 188 km/h
  • Torque: 400 Nm
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Vehicle type: MPV

 

Standard Features Include

 

  • AUX in auxiliary input
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Electric seat adjustment (driver)
  • Lane departure warning
  • LED Xenon headlights
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Navigation
  • On-board computer
  • Rain sensor auto wipers
  • Voice control

 

Is your heart set on a VW Caravelle 2.0BiTDI Highline 4Motion? Or do you have any questions or comments regarding this luxury MPV and its financing? Then please do get in touch with the CFAO Volkswagen dealer closest to you, where our helpful sales team members will help you in any way they can.

 

Learn more about Volkswagen’s current Caravelle range by checking out or other blogs on the interior and specs, as well as a general review.