Volkswagen Caddy MPV (2021–)
Volkswagen Caddy priced from £23,610
Pricing for the Volkswagen Caddy passenger carrying vehicle has been announced, with the fifth-generation model starting from £23,610.
The new passenger-carrying Caddy is available in standard wheelbase and the longer Maxi size, as well as in higher-specification Caddy Life and Caddy Maxi Life form. This is in addition to the Caddy Cargo panel van, which starts from £17,800.
The fifth-generation Caddy has been redesigned from the ground up, with increased space, more efficient engine options, additional driver assistance systems to improve safety and a new connected cabin to turn the vehicle into a smartphone on wheels.
The Caddy and Caddy Life models features a two-seat bench and a single seat in the second row, with two additional seats in the third row for both Maxi versions. The passenger area is equipped with a 12v socket, five standard interior lights, carpet floor, fixed side windows, heated rear windows, a sliding trunk cover and a windowed tailgate.
As standard, the Caddy driver cabin features new switchgear including electronic handbrake with auto hold function, cruise control with speed limiter and audio controls. Electric windows, height adjustable-driving seat and a new multi-function steering wheel are also standard across the range, along with air conditioning and two cup holders in the centre console.
Caddy Life adds drawers under both front seats, a removable waste bin, a leather multi-function steering wheel and adjustable lumbar support in the front seats.
The Caddy features a completely new cabin, with Bluetooth and DAB digital radio as standard. A 6.5-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system is available on Caddy with Caddy Life featuring a larger 8.25-inch screen and App Connect. A larger 10-inch Discover Media satellite navigation system, along with voice control and a fully Digital Cockpit is offered as an option on Caddy Life.
For the first time, Caddy is equipped with an ‘always connected’, integrated eSIM, which allows infotainment systems to access mobile online services and functions of ‘We Connect’.
The fifth-generation Caddy is equipped with a host of driver assistance systems as standard, including Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring, lane keep assist and a driver alert system. New Caddy also features eSIM technology, which means the vehicle can automatically make eCalls to emergency services in the event of an accident.
The Caddy and Caddy Maxi are available with three powertrains; 2.0 TDI 102 PS with 6-speed manual gearbox, 2.0 TDI 122 PS with 7-speed DSG, and a 1.5 TSI 114 PS with 6-speed manual.
Caddy Life and Caddy Maxi Life adds the option of the 2.0 TDI 122 PS with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.5 TSI 114 PS is only offered with a 7-speed DSG transmission.
Prices start at £23,610 for the entry-level 1.5 TSI 114 PS Caddy with the Caddy Maxi starting from £24,930.
The Caddy Life is priced from £27,420 for the 2.0 TDI 102 PS model while the Maxi Life starts at £28,740. The top of the range 2.0 TDI 122 PS Caddy Maxi Life version is priced at £31,884.
Volkswagen Caddy California priced from £29,965
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced pricing for the new Caddy California, starting from £29,965, with order books for the compact camper open from late-May.
The Caddy California completes Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ camper line-up and stands alongside the T6.1-based California and Crafter-based Grand California, meaning the brand which invented the original iconic campervan now has a touring model for every budget, every journey and every adventure.
The compact camper, based on the award-winning fifth-generation Caddy, is a unique offering within the camping segment enabling variable living, sleeping and storage space for everyday life and travelling.
It features a new, foldable bed (1,980mm x 1,070mm), with cup springs and high-quality mattress, that is stored in the parcel shelf and opens out above the rear seats. There is seating for five, with the second row entirely removable for complete flexibility while a standalone tail-tent providing additional living space and sleeping compartment is available as an accessory.
A retractable mini-kitchen is included as standard, extending from the rear with single-burner cooker and integrated gas bottle. Clever and practical stowage compartments house cutlery, and California camper chairs and camper table. Interior blinds for the rear windows double up as window storage bags. Light is provided from integrated LED reading lights in the passenger compartment and tailgate.
Air conditioning, power-adjustable wing mirrors and anti-theft alarm are included as standard. While both front seats feature manual height and lumbar adjustment. In addition, the compact camper is packed with driver assistance technology such as Driver Alert system, Lane Assist, Cruise Control including Speed limiter, Front Assist, and towing protection.
Caddy California offers App-Connect, allowing users to access their apps on their phone quickly and easily, alongside Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle’s Composition Media system with 8.25-inch colour touch screen, Bluetooth, DAB, and six audio speakers. Standard specification also includes black roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is also offering a high-value California Plus pack for those wanting a few extra home comforts while camping. Priced from £960*, the option pack includes a front centre armrest with space for two drinks, a 230V inverter and three-pin UK domestic plug socket, dark tinted rear glass, 2 USB points, power latching on all doors to avoid waking your camping neighbours at night and LED rear combination lights.
Prices for the standard Caddy California start from £29,965 for the entry-level SWB 1.5 TSI 114 PS powertrain and manual gearbox, with the 2.0 TDI 122 PS 7-speed DSG automatic variant priced at £34,699. The Caddy California is also available in Maxi size, priced from £31,285 for the 1.5 TSI 114 PS engine and manual gearbox, with the range-topping 2.0 TDI 122 PS 7-speed DSG automatic priced from £36,019.