Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life (2008–2015)
Caddy Maxi Life launched
It’s 4,873mm long, available in the UK from February 2008 starting from £15,995 RRP on the road. One trim level and a choice of 1.9-litre TDI PD 105PS (with DSG gearbox or a five-speed manual) or a new 2.0-litre TDI PD 140 PS with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).
Standard spec includes ‘Climatic’ semi-automatic air conditioning, electric front windows, carpet and full trim, sliding windows and childlocks on both sliding side doors, Isofix fittings for two rear seats, a generous overhead storage shelf above the driver, four luggage nets in the roof lining, a 12v socket in the luggage area, plus remote central locking, radio and CD with six speakers and front fog lights. Lift up one piece tailgate with heated window and wash/wipe, plus body coloured bumpers and electric heated mirrors.
ABS brakes, EBC (Engine Braking Control), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and TCS (Traction Control System) all standard; plus option of ‘ESP plus’, which includes DSR (Driver Steering Response) and a trailer stabilisation function.
Further options include: alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, a leather trimmed, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, CD changer and heated front seats. All Caddy Maxi Life models have a maximum braked trailer weight of 1,500 kg, or 750 kg unbraked, and an insurance group rating of 6E (104 PS) or 8E (140 PS).
Caddy Maxi Camper announced
Starting from £23,397 it has a fold-out double bed, two deck chairs, portable table, electric cool box and awning as standard.
Inside the Caddy Camper, once the rear seats are folded down, and the front seats tipped forward, the double bed simply unfolds to give a flat double bed measuring 1.1 x 2.0 m, complete with a privacy curtain which attaches around the interior windows. For extra space, the awning, measuring 2.3m x 2.0m, attaches to clips around the tailgate to provide extra outdoor living space. When travelling, the table, chairs and awning fit into bespoke storage spaces in the rear.
When not camping, the fold-out bed behind the rear seats can be removed to give a generous 1.6m3of space for bikes or other equipment, or if the rear seats are folded forward, there is up to 3.2m3or a 1.8 m long loadspace available. If more storage space is required, the standard roof rails mean a roof box or bike rack can be added.
Colourful ‘Takato’ upholstery, Climatic air conditioning, electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, leather steering wheel, front fog lamps, height adjustable front seats, trip computer, and cruise control are all standard.
Two clean and frugal BlueMotion Technology common rail diesel engines are available. There is a choice of a 1.6-litre TDI with 102 PS that achieves 54.3 mpg on the combined cycle, or a 2.0-litre TDI with 140 PS delivering 49.6 mpg on the same cycle. DSG automatic transmission is available with both engines.