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  • VW Caravelle Overview
  • VW Caravelle Technology & Comfort
  • VW Caravelle Space & Loading
  • VW Caravelle Safety Features
  • Bonus Content: VW California Interior

What’s New In The VW Caravelle 6.1?

To the untrained eye, the Volkswagen Caravelle may be categorised as ‘just another boxy van’, but it’s so much more than that. Each of the current variants boasts attractive interior and exterior features. Today, we’re focusing on the former. Be sure to read our general review for an overall look at the latest Caravelle variants.

Not only is there more than enough space to comfortably seat seven, but the VW Caravelle interior is also kitted out with plenty of thoughtful features that make spending an extended period on the road a dream. In fact, you’ll find yourself wishing your journey didn’t have to come to an end so soon.

The latest Caravelle 6.1 stands alone as the original icon, updated. This seven-seater boasts multiple unique features that make it so much more than just a van. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at the new VW Caravelle interior. For more information on the interior, please contact your nearest CFAO Motors Volkswagen dealer – our teams across the country will be happy to answer any specific questions or queries you may have.


VW Caravelle Elevated Technology and Comfort

Once you set foot inside the new VW Caravelle interior, you’ll notice that this is no mere van. Decked out in a tasteful black and chrome trim, the quality is tangible – as is expected from a vehicle bearing the famous VW badge.

Its dashboard has received a welcome facelift, ensuring it feels even less like a van and more like an SUV. Soft-touch plastics, sturdy switches, and clearly labelled buttons on both the dashboard and steering wheel help make the driving experience an enjoyable one, each and every time.

The multi-function steering wheel is a welcome addition to the van. This steering wheel is convenient and stylish, allowing you to manage your tech without lifting a finger. The steering wheel has also been updated with a new power steering system. The electromechanical power steering allows for more driver assist systems and better steering precision.

There isn’t a seat in the Caravelle that doesn’t have a great view of the open road. Kids fighting for the best seat in the house will be a problem of the past at last. The Caravelle’s large windows make for good visibility, in most situations. An elevated driving position further enhances visibility. Even with the driver’s seat in its lowest position, you’ll still have a clear view of any upcoming hazards on the road.

You’ll also be impressed with the Caravelle’s 6.1s new digital cockpit. Not only is the interior sleek, but its features are also ahead of their time. One of the many reasons the VW Caravelle is so much more than just a van. The cockpit features a high-res 10.25-inch LED touchscreen, which is just 4cm under a ruler in our country! It also features a Discover Pro navigation system and USB charging ports.


VW Caravelle Space & Loading

The passenger and load compartment measures 4.3. This means your family, friends and luggage can all come along for the ride.

The seats are organised in three rows. There are two captain’s chairs in the front, followed by two nearly identical seats in the middle row and a three-seater bench in the back. All seats throughout the Caravelle are comfortable and will keep the driver and passengers alike happy, even during long road trips. Because the floor is flat, no one will have to deal with sitting astride the transmission tunnel.

One extremely useful feature of the new VW Caravelle interior is the ability to completely remove the second and third rows of seats, to win a whole lot of space and essentially turn your luxury people carrier into a van when necessary.

Even with the seats left in place, there’s more than enough room inside the Caravelle to fit seven adults comfortably. Nobody will be left feeling shorthanded when it comes to leg, head, or elbow room. Did we mention that the second-row seats can swivel around to face the rear row? You can have a business meeting on the go, a cosy party bus, or a carpool chat -- whatever you want!

The VW Caravelle’s back seats are accessed through a pair of sliding doors, which can be opened electronically by pressing buttons on either the dashboard or keys. Alternatively, you can simply open them by pulling at the door handles the traditional way (but, honestly, where’s the fun in that?). You and your kids won’t tire of the novelty anytime soon, plus it’s super convenient.

There’s an abundance of additional features inside the Caravelle, including:

  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Climatronic air conditioning system
  • Allergen filter
  • Decorative inserts
  • Door pockets with 2 compartments each
  • Integrated bottle holders

Another thoughtful feature found in some trims that’s worth a mention is the small fold-out centre table that can be used by the five back seats.

VW Caravelle Safety Features

Whether you’re considering a VW Caravelle for business or personal use, you can rest assured that both the interior (and exterior) are equipped with a variety of safety features. Everyone inside this MPV will be well taken care of, should the unthinkable occur.

With new driver assist systems, you’re more equipped than ever to take on the open road. And the best part is, they are all included in the new VW Caravelle 6.1 – with no extra charge.

New tech systems to improve your everyday drive include:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Trailer Assist + manoeuvring system
  • Park Assist
  • Park Distance Control
  • Sensor-based Side Protection

Standard safety features across all models include:

  • Driver and front passenger airbags (incl. front passenger deactivation)
  • Side and curtain airbags for the driver and front passenger as well as curtain airbags in the passenger compartment
  • Rest assist (fatigue detection)
  • Side assist (blind spot monitoring)
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings on the outer rear seats
  • Power-operated child safety lock

Your most precious cargo is safe and sound when travelling in a VW Caravelle.


New VW Caravelle Interior: Everything You Could Ever Want

The latest VW Caravelle interior ticks all the boxes. It’s well-rounded and well-equipped, providing top-class comfort, safety and tech to all who are seated within. It truly is a luxurious MPV unlike any other.

If you’re interested in learning more about this impressive people carrier and all it has to offer outside of an incredible interior, be sure to have a read through our other blogs on price and specs. Auto Interior has created a great video on the interior & exterior of this van. We also have a general review, if you’re looking for a summary of all the Caravelle has to offer.

Remember, you’re more than welcome to contact your nearest CFAO Motors Volkswagen dealership anytime if you have questions, comments or concerns. Our dedicated sales staff nationwide will be more than happy to assist you – from discussing new car options to starting the buying process and anything and everything in between.

Bonus Content: VW California Interior


The VW California is the ultimate van for leisure and travel. With a stylish and modern exterior, you’ll be turning heads wherever you go. With incredible storage options and performance capabilities – you have the freedom to go anywhere and with anything.

Now you may be wondering – what is the difference between a VW Caravelle and a VW California? The VW California is made for adventure with specific features for camping. So that your camping expeditions and the VW California are the perfect pair. You can view the full Volkswagen brochure on the 6.1 California.

One of the new additions to this historic van is the digital cockpit. Wherever your adventure takes you, your VW California is always connected. The touchscreen infotainment system is crystal clear so that you never miss a turn while navigating new roads.

The digital cockpit also includes an inductive charging tray – sounds super fancy, but it is actually super simple! Forgot your charger at home? Or perhaps in a different province? This nifty phone tray charges your phone wirelessly for ultimate convenience.


You can view a virtual tour of the VW California interior below!

Here is a full breakdown of the camping equipment included in the VW California interior:

  • Camping table for inside or outside use built into the sliding door.
  • Two folding chairs in the tailgate.
  • Camper control unit with touch screen which operates and/ or displays battery charge level, battery capacity, external temperature, fresh and wastewater levels, alarm clock, parking heater, interior lights and cool box temperature.
  • Gas hob with two burners.
  • Gas tank storage in bottom of the rear wardrobe for 2.8 kg gas cylinder with gas pressure regulator and shut-off valve.
  • Kitchen cupboards in Bright Oak wood-effect.
  • Loft bed (approximately 2,000 x 1,200 mm) with comfortable sprung base, mattress and child safety net.
  • Programmable air parking heater, pull-out awning with housing and rail in silver.
  • Stainless steel sink with adjustable tap and removable washing-up bowl.
  • Two additional AGM leisure batteries, maintenance-free (one battery with cut-off relay).
  • 230 V inverter with a socket on the driver’s seat.
  • 30 V external inlet with a charging feature for vehicle batteries and an internal 230 V outlet on the side of the kitchen unit.
  • Waeco compressor cool box with removable basket (approximately 42 litres).
  • Wardrobe in the rear with hanging rail and mirror.
  • Wastewater storage tank (approximately 30 litres) with lockable external filler cap and electric pump.

Other VW California interior features include:

  • Climatronic air-conditioning system
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering
  • Cruise control
  • Allergen filter
  • Comfort dashboard with wide centre console
  • Bottle compartment & two beverage holders


Want To See The VW Caravelle Interior For Yourself?

If you’d like to see the VW Caravelle interior or the VW California in person, please contact us today! We Have authorised Volkswagen dealerships throughout the country. Do you need to find a VW dealership near you? You can use our find a dealership tool so that you can conveniently locate your nearest CFAO dealership

We stock both the VW Caravelle and the VW California van at our dealerships. So you can even view both vehicles in the same location. Volkswagen Motors CFAO is an authorised VW dealership and we excel in helping you to find your dream car. Visit us today to find your new car!

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