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Meet The Volkswagen Kombi

While the Caravelle and California are geared towards comfort and convenience, particularly on long road trips and adventures, the Kombi blends some of this comfort with additional convenience and is ideal for those that just need to move people on a regular basis with the odd road trip here and there.

Changes to the new Kombi, include the new-look grille and bumper, as well as extensive chrome detailing and, as an added extra, redesigned LED daytime running lights. Volkswagen offers the Kombi with a choice of 6 new wheel designs, half a dozen new exterior colours and seven 2-tone paint finishes. 

The cabin layout, meanwhile, has been altered to include an additional shelf in front of the driver, as well as a larger tray for a smartphone. A wireless charging pad is now available, as an option. Volkswagen has also introduced a new multifunction steering wheel. 

The 6.5-inch infotainment system offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and all derivatives come with a Composition Colour radio system, but the 10.25-inch digital display as optional extra with its high-quality graphics, allows the user to select the displays that best suit the situation and the information that the user requires. It ties in with the infotainment system for easier use of features such as navigation and audio streaming.

Safety is a primary concern for VW and they've ensured that all future models (with minor exceptions) are fitted with the minimum of Level 1 autonomy. Theres also Post Collision Braking and Crosswind Assist which is part of the ABS and EBD systems that are standard across the range. Additional driver assistance systems can be specified as part of the ordering process, that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Warnings.

There are 3 engine options available to choose from. The 2.0 TDI 81 kW Trendline (5-speed manual gearbox), 2.0 TDI 110 kW DSG Trendline (7-speed gearbox) and 2.0 BiTDI 146 kW 4MOTION DSG Trendline Plus (7-speed DSG). The Kombi comes with an 80-litre tank. With seating for 8 occupants with lots of space for large families with luggage space to spare, the Kombi T6.1 really makes large SUVs seem silly, well, at least from a practicality point of view.

Pricing:

T6.1 Kombi

2.0 TDI 81kW Trendline - R697 700

2.0 TDI 110kW DSG® Trendline - R726 000

2.0 BiTDI 146kW 4MOTION DSG Trendline Plus - R871 800

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