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VW's 206km/h Kombi now in SA

2005-01-26 08:21

There is also 4Motion (permanent all wheel drive) for the 128kW 2.5TDI as well as the new V6. Both models are now offered with Tiptronic gearboxes.

This 3.2 V6 has a power output of 173 kW V6 petrol engine that makes the T5 the fastest MPV in its class. Maximum torque is 315Nm at a relatively low 3 000 r/min

The 0-100km/h sprint is completed in 10.6 seconds, while the top speed is an even more astonishing 206km/h for the 4Motion, while the front wheel drive's top speed is 205km/h.

The new Caravelle V6 is equipped with disc brakes at the front and rear, ABS, and electronic differential lock, a traction control system, engine traction control and ESP.

The full range of standard equipment available on the Caravelle is also offered standard here, but includes leather seats.

Optional equipment includes satellite navigation, leather seats, park distance control, cruise control, assisted tailgate opening and many more.

Assisted tailgate opening relieves the owner of the effort of opening and closing the large tailgate.

The remote control either opens or closes the hatch to a point where the driver applies minimal effort to close it, having been electronically brought to that position. This costs only R1 050.

Electronically operated doors are also now available at R10 000.

Previously offered in manual guise only, the top turbo diesel and petrol models are now available with a Tiptronic gearbox.


  • Caravelle 2.5TDI 4Motion: R395 860
  • Caravelle 3.2V6 Tiptronic: R399 500
  • Caravelle 3.2V6 Manual 4Motion: R410 500

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