Meet the Volkswagen Caravelle T6.1

The beloved Volkswagen Caravelle will be at the receiving end of a significant upgrade in the coming months. So much so, that Volkswagen is referring to it as the T6.1.

From the outside it doesn’t seem like much has changed, but look closer and you’ll notice the sharper lines and aggressive alloy wheels. For a bus, it’s quite a looker.

Most of the changes are under the skin. The T6.1 features a number of advanced system that will make it easier and safer to drive. These include Cross Wind Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Park Assist, Rear Traffic Alert and

Trailer Assist.

The dash panel of the T6.1 has been redesigned. It now features a Digital Cockpit (fully digital instruments) and the third generation of the modular infotainment matrix (MIB3) in the T6.1.

Volkswagen claims the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit of the T6.1 sets new standards. The display’s high-contrast graphics have been designed for clarity and sophistication. The driver can choose between different screen configurations.

Another highlight in the T6.1 are the new navigation systems of the MIB3: the Discover Media (8.0-inch) and the Discover Pro (9.2-inch). The graphic layouts of these touchscreen systems have been redesigned. Functions can be individually configured, like the apps on a smartphone, from a home screen that can be personalised.

All engines in the line-up have been revamped as well. In Europe there’s a wide variety of engine options available, but the most likely candidates for South Africa are the 110kW 2.0-litre TDI and 146kW 2.0-litre biturbo with 4Motion all-wheel drive.

The T6.1 has not been confirmed for South Africa yet.