VW has introduced a range of petrol engines for its light commercial vehicles lineup.
Probably the biggest news here is the addition of a GTI-inspired 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged petrol unit for the Caravelle passenger van. It will be offered in two power stages – with 150 hp (110 kW) and 204 hp (150 kW), with the first one getting a 6-speed manual and the hotter one available with a 7-speed DSG automatic. These two petrol motors will be included to the Caravelle SE short wheelbase model range.
The sixth-generation of the van offers space for up to six passengers and comes with twin sliding side doors as standard. The rear seats are rail-mounted to provide “flexible and comfortable seating options”.
The German manufacturer is also introducing three petrol turbo units for the smaller Caddy panel van and Caddy life models. The Euro 6 range consists of a 1.2 84 hp (62 kW) 5-speed manual, a 1.0 102 hp (75 kW) 5-speed manual, and a 1.4 125 (92 kW) hp with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG. The Caddy is available in three trim levels - Startline, Trendline, and Highline, and with short or Maxi wheelbases.
Prices of the new range start from $20,602 (£13,610) for Caddy panel van, $22,873 (£15,110) for Caddy Life, and $43,813 (£28,950) for Caravelle SE.