Volkswagen Caravelle gains 204 hp engine

The Volkswagen Caravelle and the other light commercial vehicles are now being offered with a more extensive array of gasoline engines. The most important of the bunch is a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter derived from the Golf GTI which will be offered for the passenger van version of the Caravelle. Customers will have to pick between the 150 hp (110 kW) and a 204 hp (150 kW) version and these work with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG, respectively. You will be able to get this engine for the short wheelbase Caravelle SE model as well.

Volkswagen Caravelle
Volkswagen Caravelle

In related news, The Caddy Life and Caddy Panel Van are getting a trio of engines: 1.2 with 84 hp (62 kW) and 5-speed manual, a 1.0 with 102 hp (75 kW) and 5-speed manual, along with a larger 1.4 with 125 hp (92 kW) that can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG. Volkswagen is selling the Caddy in Startline, Trendline and Highline trims and you get to choose between a short or a maxi wheelbase.

In United Kingdom, the Caddy panel van costs £13,610, followed by the Caddy Life at £15,110 and the Volkswagen Caravelle SE at £28,950.

Source: Volkswagen

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