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Kez Casey | Dec, 17 2015 | 0 Comments

As part of a revamped commercial vehicle line-up, Volkswagen has announced details of its new Caddy light van range for 2016.

Initially just one petrol engine will be offered, to be joined next year by a diesel engine. New standard safety features increase the Caddy’s appeal, while the list of safety options has also grown.

Available as a two-passenger van in short and long wheelbase, a five-person Crewvan, or in 5-seat and 7-seat passenger versions in both short and long wheelbase Trendline, and with a long wheelbase top-spec Comfortline also available.

 

Features

Headlining the Caddy’s equipment list is standard fatigue detection and multi-collision braking across the range.

Other standard safety features include front and combined side/head airbags on vans, with second-row curtain airbags fitted on people mover variants. Front Assist surround monitoring to shorten stopping distances, and City Emergency Braking are available as part of the Driver Assistance Package.

Cruise control with speed limiter features on all models, as does a 5.0-inch touchscreen display with AM/FM/CD/USB/SD/Aux playback featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and two speakers (vans) or four speakers (people movers) on all models except the Comfortline, which bumps up to a 6.3-inch screen with six-speakers and satellite navigation.

Vans also feature rubber flooring in the cabin, black bumpers, 16-inch steel wheels, and cloth seat trim or optional leatherette.

People mover models gain a leather-trimmed steering wheel, full wheel covers, body-coloured bumpers and mirrors, decorative dash trims, moulded headlining, and carpet flooring.

The top-spec Maxi Comfortline also adds privacy glass, 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, and a covered leather gear knob and handbrake lever.

The Maxi Crewvan and SWB Trendline are fitted with a three-person removable folding/tipping second-row seat, and the Maxi Trendline and Maxi Comfortline add a two-person removable folding third-row seat.

 

Mechanical

At launch the only engine of offer is a TSI220 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol producing 92kW and 220Nm - with more power and torque than petrol versions of the Citroen Berlingo, Renault Kangoo, or Fiat Doblo.

A seven-speed DSG automatic transmission is available on all variants, with a six-speed manual transmission offered on Maxi Van and Maxi Crew Van.

Front suspension is via MacPherson struts, with the rear featuring a leaf-sprung rigid axle with load-dependant dampers. Reinforced rear suspension is an option for vans that carry over 150kg (SWB) or 200kg (LWB)

 

Pricing

Caddy Van TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $28,990
Caddy Maxi Van TSI220 92kW 6 Speed Manual $28,190
Caddy Maxi Van TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $31,190
Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 92kW 6 Speed Manual $29,690
Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $32,690

Caddy Trendline TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $32,490
Caddy Maxi Trendline TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $34,990
Caddy Maxi Comfortline TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $37,990

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