Volkswagen Caddy (2010–2015)
- July 2010: New Caddy and Caddy Maxi unveiled
- September 2010
- January 2012: Volkswagen Caddy Match launched
- October 2012: Volkswagen introduces Trendline and Highline models
- January 2014: Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion launched
- September 2014: Caddy Black Edition introduced
New Caddy and Caddy Maxi unveiled
The new generation models are refreshed with the latest frontal styling found across all new Volkswagens, such as the latest Polo and Transporter. There are also new rear light clusters, plus roof rails available for the first time, and the option of cornering lights. It is a similar story inside, where new instruments, steering wheels and audio/navigation systems plus the option of Bluetooth connectivity enhance the Caddy range with more quality and style.
Under the bonnet there is a completely new range of four of Volkswagen's latest common rail, four-cylinder TDI engines which are up to 13 per cent more fuel-efficient. This includes two 1.6-litre TDI engines producing 75PS and 102PS, plus two 2.0-litre TDI units producing 110PS and 140PS. These are quieter, more refined and economical, with cleaner Euro5 standard levels of emissions. Other new features introduced to the new generation Caddy include Volkswagen's latest seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION four-wheel drive.
BlueMotion Technology models will now be available in the van and passenger-carrying models with the 1.6-litre engine, offering the ultimate in economy and low emissions. These use Start/Stop and battery regeneration systems to help deliver carbon dioxide emissions of as low as 129g/km and an average fuel consumption of up to 57mpg, giving a potential range of up to 735 miles on one tank of fuel.
Prices for the new Caddy and Caddy Maxi were announced. They start at £12,100 excluding VAT for the 1.6-litre 75 PS TDI Caddy van while the Caddy Maxi starts at £14,050 excluding VAT for the entry-level model equipped with a 1.6-litre 102 PS TDI engine.
Standard equipment across the Caddy range includes Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), ABS Anti-lock Braking System, Traction Control System (TCS), automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking, a driver's airbag, speed sensitive power steering, remote central locking and a CD stereo with
Volkswagen Caddy Match launched
The Caddy had its first ever special edition, the Match, offering value for money with a higher specification and stylish exterior. It comes with air conditioning, Bluetooth, a trip computer, electric windows, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, cruise control, wheel trims plus body-coloured bumpers and wing mirrors.
The Match trim is available for both the standard Caddy and the long wheelbase Caddy Maxi (except 4MOTION and EcoFuel models) with prices starting from £14,110 (ex. VAT) and £16,060 (ex. VAT) respectively.
Volkswagen introduces Trendline and Highline models
The Caddy Trendline gained specification worth up to £1,555 (plus VAT), with a premium of £900 (plus VAT) over the standard model, representing a customer saving of over £650.
The Caddy Trendline gets Bluetooth connectivity, an upgraded CD/radio with ParkPilot display for rear parking sensors, cruise control, electric windows, height adjustable passenger seat, heated and electrically operated door mirrors, storage compartments under the front seats, vanity mirrors in the sun visors and a cover for the dashboard centre storage compartment. Externally, the Trendline is enhanced with wheel trims and body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and door handles.
Similarly, the Caddy Highline costs £1,900 (plus VAT) more than the standard model, with additional specification worth up to £3,245 (plus VAT). This includes all the Trendline enhancements, plus Climatic air conditioning, a leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob, alloy wheels, front fog lights and an alarm.
Volkswagen Caddy BlueMotion launched
The cleanest and most fuel-efficient Caddy panel van ever produced is available to order from February with prices starting from just £14,600 (basic RRP ex. VAT). Available in short-wheelbase panel van form only, the Caddy BlueMotion is powered by a frugal 1.6-litre TDI common rail direct injection engine that develops 102 PS and 250 Nm of torque.
Fuel consumption figure of 61.4mpg (combined) – 6mpg more than the already fuel-efficient Caddy with BlueMotion Technology and 11.8mpg better than the base Caddy. With its 60-litre fuel tank, it can travel over 800 miles. Based on an annual mileage of 30,000 and an average diesel price of 140p per litre, the new Caddy model delivers a fuel cost saving of £744 over the standard 1.6-litre TDI 102 PS model. CO2emissions are 119 g/km.
The new model achieves its remarkable efficiency through the sleek, aerodynamic body design combined with Volkswagen’s standard BlueMotion Technology features – Cruise Control, Hill-Hold Assist, Start/Stop and Energy Recuperation – plus three additional new BlueMotion design and engineering advancements. 15-inch reduced rolling resistance tyres, reduced ride height by 27 mm to reduce drag and more efficient engine control.
In addition to its advanced fuel-saving features, the new Caddy BlueMotion introduces a number of styling features to differentiate it from the rest of the range. New multi-spoke 15-inch wheel covers, body-coloured side guard strips and a black and blue coloured trim fabric are particular to the BlueMotion model.
Caddy Black Edition introduced
The limited edition model is based on the Highline specification but includes £2150 of additional equipment, representing a customer saving of £1350. The striking new model goes on sale 1 October and is available until 31 December 2014.
The Caddy Black Edition gets Deep Black Pearlescent paint, unique black and polished 17-inch alloy wheels and silver roof rails and radiator grille surround. There is also a multi-functional steering wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter, heated wing mirrors and electric windows as standard.
Available in short-wheelbase panel van form only, the Caddy Black Edition is powered by a frugal 1.6-litre TDI common rail direct injection engine that develops 102PS and 250Nm of torque, and is offered with a five-speed manual transmission. BlueMotion Technology - which includes hill-hold assist, energy recuperation and start/stop - means drivers can expect fuel economy of 55.4mpg combined and emissions of 134g/km.
To give the Black Edition a sportier appearance and improved handling the Dynamic Suspension reduces the ride height by 27mm. Inside, the seats are trimmed in leather and Alcantara while the cabin is separated from the load cube by a full-height solid bulkhead. The new Caddy Black Edition goes on sale from 1 October with an on-the-road price tag of £17,860 (ex. VAT).