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From the original Samba bus in the 1950s to today’s Caravelle, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has an impressive pedigree in no compromise people carriers appreciated by many businesses for their quality, image, durability and space.
Now, to meet the latest communications needs of today’s business travellers and VIPs, a prestigious new flagship model has been introduced – the Caravelle Business – designed to be a mobile conference room with state of the art technology, including Wi-Fi internet connectivity and Bluetooth, combined with the ultimate in luxury.
The Caravelle Business offers the advantage of more space and convenience than most luxury limousines with the benefit of six seats (including driver) including a sociable rear lounge area with four individual seats and an adjustable table. Like every Caravelle, the two middle seats swivel to face forwards or backwards, but the Business is upgraded with the highest quality Nappa leather upholstery while the rear bench seat is replaced by an opulent twin seat console which is multi-adjustable and heated with an integrated fridge between the seats.
The interior of the Caravelle Business is enhanced with elegant burr wood inserts in the rear passenger compartment, plus the added safety of curtain airbags, while for the driver’s convenience there is cruise control, satellite navigation with 6.5 in colour screen and 30GBhard drive, a leather multi-function steering wheel, lane change assist to warn of vehicles in the driver’s blind spot, and a programmable heater to ensure the interior can always be ready at the desired temperature. A second battery with cut-off relay ensures the rear seating area can be powered independently.
Externally, the Caravelle Business is discreet yet stylish with privacy glass, 17in alloy wheels, darkened rear light clusters, electrically folding door mirrors and a laminated windscreen for improved noise damping. It also has front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera and Xenon headlights with automatic activation, LED daytime running lights, headlamp washer system and heated front washer jets, while electric sliding side doors provide easy access and exit for rear passengers.
Effortless performance is delivered by Volkswagen’s most powerful 2.0-litre 180PS bi-turbo TDI engine. With 400 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm, combined with DSG transmission as standard, this ensures the Caravelle Business is effortless to drive, yet also economical to run with 34.9 mpg on the combined cycle and Euro5 emissions of 214 g/km. To further manage business expenses, maintenance and service plans plus a variety of competitive finance options are also available.
The Caravelle Business is now on sale with retail prices starting from £53,856 (plus VAT), or £56,069 (plus VAT) with 4MOTION transmission.
Black as the night, with a black-and-red interior, 360 PS (265 kW) TSI engine and a lowered sport suspension, the GTI Black Dynamic makes a lasting impression. Nine Volkswagen apprentices from four professions produced this custom Golf in only seven months. One of the special features: GTI lettering in the doors and hatch with handmade characters. Another highlight is the 1,800 watt sound system installed in the boot and visible beneath a specially manufactured plexiglas sheet, with nine loudspeakers. The team of four women and five men between the ages of 18 and 23 chose the motto “sporty driving” for the customisation of the production GTI.
One of the things that future automotive mechatronics technician Martin Schmidt (22) took care of was the stamping the GTI lettering in a deep-drawing process. “For our team, the GTI Black Dynamic is the high point of our training,” he said. “The amount that we have learned is incredible, and we have developed our own ideas and implemented them in ‘our’ car. Where else do you get an opportunity like that?” he added enthusiastically.
The custom features of the Black Dynamic were all produced by the apprentices: the sport seats upholstered in black-and-red Alcantara and leather, interior door trim with decorative red seams, the Deep Black Metallic exterior finish combined with flat anthracite film trim, the engine and gearbox management tuned to produce and transmit an extra 150 PS, the oversized exhaust system and the eight-piston brake system.
Under the guidance of their trainers, Detlef Weiner and Björn Schallhorn, the apprentices, who are among the best in their classes, planned the entire design and created the respective project plans. Furthermore, they selected the appropriate parts from the Volkswagen model range, negotiated with suppliers, and performed their own work on the car. Finally, the future paint technicians, vehicle mechatronics technicians, interior constructors and process mechanic gave “their GTI” its name: Golf GTI Black Dynamic.
“We are proud of the creativity and achievement of our apprentices,” declared Professor Heiko Gintz, who heads vocational training at Wolfsburg. Volkswagen gives its best apprentices an opportunity to extend their knowledge with projects such as the GTI Black Dynamic.
The Golf GTI Black Dynamic is celebrating its world premiere from 16 to 19 May before roughly 150,000 Volkswagen and custom-car fans at the 31st GTI Festival at Wörthersee in Austria.
Other special car projects conducted within the Volkswagen training programme have already premiered at previous GTI festivals at Wörthersee and at the Idea Expo in Hanover, Germany.
Volkswagen is expanding its range for the Polo to the special model CrossPolo “Urban Black”. The attractive design model can be ordered as single CrossPolo in elegant white.
In its segment result, the Polo, the German registration statistics with 6454 units and a market share of 14.6 percent already unchallenged. Now the new Cross Polo “Urban Black” will expand the successful pilot program of the compact and the “Car of the Year Award” awarded Volkswagen: The new CrossPolo “Urban Black” boasts a brilliant exterior paint in “Oryxweiß Permutteffekt”. This, in conjunction with the 17-inch alloy wheels type “Budapest” – available in painted black or white -. For a high quality impression There are also a black roof rails, tinted rear side windows and a dark rear window.
The vehicle interior is dominated by the black roof lining and pillar trim black too. Also features an attractive black and gray sport seats include a combination of cloth and Alcantara. Refined, the interior of the “Urban Cross Polo White” numerous “Silver One” painted in panels on the radio, climate control panel and air vents and a chrome trim on the steering wheel. Silver-gray stitching on the 3-spoke leather steering wheel, handbrake lever and the textile foot mats complete the elegant look of the new model.
For the drive of the Cross Polo “Urban Black” provide four petrol and three common rail TDI, which produce between 51 kW / 70 PS and 77 kW / 105 hp. Optional to have five-or six-speed manual transmission and the 7-speed DSG transmission. The new special model comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control and the radio-CD system RCD 210 shipped. The starting price is 18 975 € for the 1.2 liter petrol engine (51 kW / 70 hp) with five -speed manual transmission.
Volkswagen is adding even more style to its popular supermini, with the launch of the Polo R Line, which builds on the impressive specification of the Polo Match with unique styling touches inside and out.
On the outside, the R Line is distinguished by a unique styling pack. This consists of deeper, sportier R Line front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille with R Line badging, deeper side sills and 16-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels. From the B-pillars back, the glass is dark-tinted and 65 per cent light-absorbing, while the standard front foglights also include a static cornering function.
Step past the brushed aluminium scuff plates with R Line logos, and inside there are sports seats with ‘Kyalami’ cloth upholstery and an R Line logo on the headrests, along with a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with R Line logo and aluminium-capped pedals, while the roof lining is finished in black cloth.
Standard equipment is comprehensive, including an RCD 310 radio/CD player with six speakers and multi-device interface, for plugging in an iPod or other compatible device, ‘Climatic’ semi-automatic air conditioning, a multifunction trip computer, electric windows (including in the rear on five-door models), height-adjustable front seats, a split-folding rear-seat backrest, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, front and rear reading lights, a tyre pressure monitor and, of course, remote central locking.
The R Line is available with just one engine, the existing 1.2-litre 105 PS TSI petrol unit, with a six-speed manual gearbox. This engine propels the Polo R Line from zero to 62 mph in 9.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 118 mph. Fuel consumption is 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and CO2emissions are 124 g/km.
Prices start at £15,195 on the road for the three-door model, rising to £15,815 for the five-door. The Polo R Line is available to order at Volkswagen Retailers now, with first deliveries expected in July.