What do you get when you strip all the luxuries from a VW Caravelle and then, umm, put some of them back again? Tada… this new Transporter Kombi!
This… is one of the toughest reviews I’ve ever had to write. What started out as a bunch of small niggles eventually became a torrent of hated irritations and unbelievable faux-pas from one of my favourite cars… the Volkswagen Kombi / Caravelle.
Hyundai’s H-1 bus represents excellent value when compared to its luxurious German rivals but is value for money always a good thing? We took the fancy 2.5 turbo-diesel nine-seater for a seaside getaway to find out.
Family adventure for your next holiday? We tested the perfect car for the trip…
Purpose. I’ve uttered this before but it’s one of my fascinations with modern vehicles – do they fulfil the role they were made for? When “Volkswagen” and “Caravelle” popped up on my calendar I knew exactly what to do… organize an epic family road trip into the middle of nowhere.
Ag no man. Your mother-in-law is coming along on holiday and the kids want to take ALL their toys and sports equipment along. Where are you going to fit all of this?
Perhaps you have already invested in a sizable trailer and decent roof-top box but your car simply can’t handle more luggage. Well, we at NamWheels love to help and have compiled a list of cars with at least 400L of luggage space. Big enough to put your skoonma in the boot.
H1-bussie bied nou selfs nog meer as die vorige modelle
Hyundai se bemarkingspan in Suid-Afrika het, sedert die bekendstelling van sy petrol- en turbo-diesel formaat H1-reeks in 2009, uitstekend daarin geslaag om hierdie gewilde negesitplekbussie ‘n markleier hier te lande te maak. Dit was veral die toe bloeiende toeristemark wat ‘n groot afsetgebied geskep het maar wat die laaste jaar noustrop getrek het onder drakoniese en sinnelose wetgewing vanaf regeringskant.
The core purpose
Purpose. I’ve uttered this before but it’s one of my fascinations with modern automobiles – do they fulfil the role they were made for? When the words “Volkswagen” and “Caravelle” popped up on my calendar I knew exactly what to do… organize an epic family road trip into the middle of nowhere.
The bang bus
As our first launch report for 2016, it’s only fitting that it should start with a bang. Bang for your buck, that is. In a market where small city runabouts long surpassed six figures and compact luxury sedans are pushing half a bar, it’s great to know that Hyundai’s updated H1 bus range represents excellent value.
The legendary status
Talk about a trip down memory lane. When Volkswagen invited us to attend the launch of their new, sixth generation T6 models, the manufacturer hauled out plenty of dusty memories and a few shiny examples of previous models. They even gave it an ad slogan which rightly claims that “legendary status comes standard”.
David Kramer se Kombi opgekikker
Volkswagen het onlangs twee van hulle meer semi-handelsvoertuie meer gesinsvriendelik gemaak met ‘n paar veranderings aan ratkaste, enjins en afwerking.