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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase)
PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new vehicle.
You choose the vehicle, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the vehicle outright for an agreed lump sum (the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
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Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a vehicle once all payments are made.
This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the vehicle is yours.
One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.
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Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a vehicle for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the vehicle and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your vehicle.
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Electric windows, ABS, Bluetooth handsfree set, Rest assist, Washer fluid level indicator, Body colour bumpers, Cornering light, Dust/pollen filters, Multifunction table with separate guide rails in the floor...
Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
Ten Second Review
The commercial vehicle origins of the sixth generation Volkswagen Caravelle endow it with more interior space than most large MPVs but it masks its links to the Transporter van very well inside where quality is high. With ample space for seven adults and luggage, strong common-rail diesel engines and a classy feel, there isn't much else that can do what a Caravelle can.
What is the Volkswagen Caravelle? It's a good question. Based on the Volkswagen Transporter panel van and sold through Volkswagen Van Centres, one perfectly reasonable assumption would be that it's a van. It's got seven seats, though, so you could also finger it as a minibus. Then you'd clamber inside and see that those seats slide, fold and rotate. Could the Caravelle be an MPV? It could be but with those arm-chair style seats and the superior materials in the range-topping models, it's quite upmarket for the kids. Maybe it's an executive limousine. Let's stop this. What we do know for sure is that the Caravelle has been enhanced in its latest T6 MK6 model guise and it looks just as versatile and difficult to pin down as ever. There are no prizes for guessing that this vehicle has its origins in the van sector. It looks identical to the Volkswagen T6 Transporter, apart from the side windows running its length. Volkswagen offers minibus versions of the Transporter without the plush cabin and adaptable seating system and those vehicles act as the bridge between the highfaluting Caravelle and its more workmanlike relative. It's been around for a while and, from commercial vehicle to mobile office space for the chairman of the board, it's been put to no end of uses but Volkswagen has worked to improve the range in this sixth generation form, with smarter looks, extra equipment and more efficient engines.
You'll want to know whether it drives like a car-like MPV or a van-like minibus, so let's get that out of the way right up-front. The on-road experience is somewhere between the two, though your reaction might be more positive than that if you're not up to speed with just how dynamically adept the latest generation of large vans really are. This feeling you get at the wheel of this one varies a little of course depending on whether it's fully loaded with passengers, a state in which both ride and composure are much improved. If there's no one in your Caravelle but you, you're probably more likely to notice the vague power steering and the slightly lumpy low-speed ride. And of course the high-sided shape and 2.5-tonne kerb weight don't take particularly kindly to sharp high speed cornering antics. Better of course to settle back and use this vehicle as intended, wafting around on the potent wave of torque delivered by the common rail four cylinder 2.0 TDI diesel engines. There are two on offer here, base models being powered by a single turbo 150PS unit that gets this sizeable chunk of German real estate to 62mph in 12.9s en route to 113mph. Ideally though, you want to opt for the pokier 204PS BiTDI twin-turbo version of this unit. At low engine speeds, the largest of the two BiTDI blowers delivers steady charge but go a bit faster and there's a second smaller turbocharger, ready to cut in and give additional boost. At first glance, the stats don't seem much affected (the 0-62mph time improves to 9.8s and the top speed to 126mph) but what's more important is the jump in pulling power. When towing: all Caravelles can tow a braked trailer of up to 2,500kgs. The figures quoted are for manual models but most buyers tend to prefer to specify the optional seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Design and Build
The sixth generation Caravelle gets the smarter nose section inroduced with the T6 Transporter van and, as before, is available in either short or long wheelbase bodystyles. All the excitement though, is inside. At 4,892mm long and 1,904mm wide in short wheelbase form, the Caravelle was never going to be anything but roomy. The seating layout is comprised of two arm-chairs in the front and two more behind with a three-seater bench in the back row. Unlike many seven-seater MPVs, there's also a usable luggage area behind the third row and it can be made more usable by sliding the rear bench forward on its runners. The front and second row seating is also mounted on a system of runners in the Caravelle's floor so these chairs can be moved around to tweak the layout. The front seats can even be rotated 180 degrees to face backwards, creating a kind of living room layout around the multi-function table that's mounted on its own rail in the centre of the cabin. If you get tired, the back seats fold down into a bed. Adaptability is not in short supply then, but how well does it all work? It's theoretically possible to lift all of the furniture out of the Caravelle but you'll need biceps the size of breadbins: it's not light. Sliding the chairs around is quite straightforward, although you might need to think ahead before embarking on a rearrangement as the multi-function table can get in the way. The build quality impresses and even in standard trim, the Caravelle doesn't feel like a commercial vehicle. The switchgear and instruments will be familiar to VW passenger car owners and there's an abundance of storage options around the vehicle.
Market and Model
Caravelle customers have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to specifying their vehicle. For standard 'SE' variants, prices start at around £37,000, with premium of around £2,000 if you want the long wheelbase version which is 400mm longer. If you're happy wih the short wheelbase shape, then a premium of around £3,700 will get you plusher 'Executive' trim. Both of the engines come with six-speed gearboxes as standard but they can be specified with Volkswagen's 7-speed DSG twin-clutch system that allows manual or automatic shifting. The BiTDI engine can also come with the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system. There's even a California model based on the Caravelle that amounts to a full motorhome conversion. SE trim gets you air-conditioning, alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a DAB 8-speaker stereo but the Executive spec really goes to town. It adds alcantara/leather trim, cruise control, heated front seats, electric sliding side doors, speed sensitive power steering and a climate control system with separate controls for the rear seat occupants. Ths Caravelle's pricing will limit its appeal for family buyers but there's little to match its combination of opulence and space outside of the similarly priced Mercedes-Benz V-Class models, so there may still be some takers. The Executive model has obvious appeal for companies needing to transport personnel over long distances in comfort with all the bells and whistles.
Cost of Ownership
The 2.0-litre diesel engines powering the Caravelle have a weighty role to fill but they still turn in reasonable economy figures that have significantly improved in this Euro 6 guise by around 15%. The 2.0 TDI variant manages 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and 161g/km of CO2, figures that improve to 47.1mpg and 155g/km if you specify the DSG auto gearbox. The 204PS Bi-turbo engine gets pretty close to this showing, managing 42.8mpg and 171g/km in manual form, or 44.8mpg and 164g/km in DSG guise. The Euro 6 engines have Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) with an AdBlue exhaust additive. The AdBlue filler is in the same flap as the vehicle's diesel tank neck and the adoption of the 13-litre AdBlue tank has seen the fuel tank drop in size from 80 litres to 70 litres.
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Key Standard Features*
- Composition colour DAB+ radio system with 5" touch screen
- Composition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
- Solid - Candy white
- Solid - Cherry red
- Manual lumbar support for driver and single passenger seats
- 3 seater movable bench with reclining action and storage tray in 3rd row
- Manual height adjustment for driver and single passenger seats
- Solid paint
- Sliding side doors
- Cupholder in dashboard
- 12V socket
- Pandu cloth upholstery
- Front assist including city emergency braking
- Elec heated + adjust door mirrors
- Daytime running lights
- Pandu cloth - Titanium black
- Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash in anthracite metallic
- Climatic semi automatic cab air conditioning with 2nd heating system and ventilation in passenger compartment
- 17" Devonport alloy wheels
- Tyre mobility kit in lieu of spare wheel Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealant
- 16" steel spare wheel
|Heat reflecting windows|
|Front wipers with intermittent delay|
|Tailgate with wash/wipe and heated rear window|
|Electronic brake force distribution|
|Brake pad warning light|
|Engine braking control|
|Hill hold control|
|ESP + BAS + Rain brake support|
|Bluetooth handsfree set|
|Washer fluid level indicator|
|Service interval indicator|
|Low washer fluid indicator|
|'Lights On' warning buzzer|
|Coolant temperature indicator|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Body colour side mouldings|
|Body colour mirrors and door handles|
|Radiator grille with chrome surround|
|Power latching sliding doors|
|Power latching sliding driver's door|
|Headlight range control|
|LED rear lights|
|Cornering front fog lights|
|Air recirculation system|
|Additional rear heater|
|Air vent in driver's door|
|Multifunction table with separate guide rails in the floor|
|Storage pockets in backrests of front seats|
|Leather handbrake grip|
|Storage compartments in doors|
|Front passenger grab handle|
|6 grab handles|
|Height/rake adjust steering column|
|6 lashing points in passenger/luggage compartment|
|Storage net on lower dash passenger side|
|Storage compartment on outer side of front seats|
|Interior illuminated entry steps|
|Roller blinds for side windows|
|Trunk lid in passenger compartment|
|Front/rear reading lights|
|Variable intensity instrument illumination|
|Luggage compartment lighting|
|Interior lighting with switch off delay and contact switches on all doors|
|Non smokers pack - Caravelle|
|6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags|
|Warning triangle, first aid kit and hi vis vest|
|Child proof door locks|
|Passenger airbag deactivate switch|
|Tyre pressure warning|
|Drivers seatbelt reminder|
|3 point automatic seatbelts in rear|
|Height adjustable 3 point automatic front seatbelts with pretensioners|
|Armrest for driver and single front passenger seats|
|2 swivel seats with longitudinal adjustment on rail system in 2nd row|
|ISOFIX and top tether child seat anchorage in 2nd to 4th rows|
|Height and tilt adjustable head restraints for all seats|
|Rail seat system in passenger compartment|
|Lockable fuel cap|
|Anti theft alarm with interior monitor and tilt sensor|
|Radio remote control central locking with interior driver lock/unlock switch + deadlocking|
|Alarm deactivation switch of interior and tow away protection on B pillar|
|Composition colour DAB+ radio system with 5" touch screen||Standard|
|Composition Media DAB+ radio system with 6.33" touch screen||£192.00|
|Composition media system with Radio/CD/MP3||Standard|
|All weather tyres||£150.00|
|Laminated glass pack with improved outside noise insulation||£690.00|
|Good night pack - Caravelle||£396.00|
|Lights & Vision pack - Caravelle||£270.00|
|Digital sound pack - Caravelle||£1,440.00|
|Premium front seat pack - Caravelle||£1,554.00|
|Paint - Metallic|
|Metallic - Reflex silver||£696.00|
|Metallic - Indium grey||£696.00|
|Metallic - Acapulco blue||£696.00|
|Metallic - Chestnut brown||£696.00|
|Metallic - Starlight Blue||£696.00|
|Metallic - Bamboo garden green||£696.00|
|Metallic - Mojave beige||£696.00|
|Paint - Solid|
|Solid - Candy white||Standard|
|Solid - Cherry red||Standard|
|Electric tailgate without interior release||£618.00|
|Four remote control folding keys||£102.00|
|Manual lumbar support for driver and single passenger seats||Standard|
|2 integrated child seats swivel seats in 2nd row||£372.00|
|3 seater movable bench with reclining action and storage tray in 3rd row||Standard|
|Heated driver and single front passenger seats||£324.00|
|Manual height adjustment for driver and single passenger seats||Standard|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Driver and passenger electric sliding side door||£924.00|
|Roof rails mounting||£126.00|
|Electric sliding sunroof in cab with sunblind||£684.00|
|Sliding side doors||Standard|
|Special paint - pearl||£1,176.00|
|Two tone paint||£2,562.00|
|Heavy duty suspension and shock absorbers||£246.00|
|Cooling/warming box 32 litre||£492.00|
|Leather multi function sports steering wheel and gearknob with radio and telephone controls||£402.00|
|Leather multi function steering wheel and gearknob with radio and telephone controls||£378.00|
|Nappa leather upholstery||£2,466.00|
|Cupholder in dashboard||Standard|
|Pandu cloth upholstery||Standard|
|Heated laminated windscreen||£438.00|
|Privacy glass in passenger compartment with heat green insulating glass in cab||£306.00|
|Sliding front and fixed rear side windows in passenger compartment on driver side||£210.00|
|Sliding front and fixed rear side windows in passenger compartment on passenger side||£210.00|
|Front assist including city emergency braking||Standard|
|Electrical interface and multi function control module for external use||£384.00|
|Discover media navigation system plus||£1,482.00|
|Front and rear parking sensors||£498.00|
|Front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera||£702.00|
|Adaptive cruise control including front assist and city emergency braking (Max speed 99mph)||£834.00|
|Cruise control with side scan||£594.00|
|Power adjustable, heated and folding wing mirrors||£138.00|
|Elec heated + adjust door mirrors||Standard|
|Headlight washer system with heated front washer nozzles and washer fluid level indicator||£204.00|
|Daytime running lights||Standard|
|High beam assist||£150.00|
|LED headlights with LED daytime running lights + LED tail lights||£1,620.00|
|Paint - Pearlescent|
|Pearl - Deep black||£696.00|
|Paint - Special|
|Special paint - Oryx white||£1,176.00|
|Paint - Two Tone|
|Two tone - Candy white/Bamboo garden green||£2,562.00|
|Two tone - Candy white/Cherry red||£2,562.00|
|Two tone - Candy white/Indium grey||£2,562.00|
|Two tone - Candy white/Mojave beige||£2,562.00|
|Two tone - Candy white/Starlight blue||£2,562.00|
|Two tone - Indium grey/Deep black pearl||£2,562.00|
|Curtain airbags in rear passenger compartment||£360.00|
|Trim - Cloth|
|Pandu cloth - Titanium black||Standard|
|Trim - Leather|
|Nappa Leather - Moonrock grey||£2,466.00|
|Nappa leather - Titanium black||£2,466.00|
|Anthracite metallic decorative strip and linearus decorative insert in dashboard||£78.00|
|Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash in anthracite metallic||Standard|
|Climatronic 3 zone air conditioning with 2nd evaporator, auxiliary heater, air conditioned headliner and additional passenger control||£1,056.00|
|Programmable parking heater, air with radio remote control and auxiliary heater (coolant)||£2,226.00|
|Climatic semi automatic cab air conditioning with 2nd heating system and ventilation in passenger compartment||Standard|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" Cascavel anthracite diamond turned surface alloy wheels||£1,014.00|
|17" Devonport alloy wheels||Standard|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre mobility kit in lieu of spare wheel Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealant||Standard|
|16" steel spare wheel||Standard|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||13|
|Engine Power - BHP||150|
|Engine Power - KW||110|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3250|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||251|
|Engine Torque - NM||340|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1500|
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