Volkswagen revealed the new 2011 model of the Caddy van, and although they call it a new generation it seems to be more of a light facelift. The car comes with a new front-end feature VW’s current design language, that’s why it looks like Golf to you! The new Caddy also features revised interior and gets new TDI and TSI engines tuned for fuel efficiency.
2011 VW Caddy which will be launched this Autumn, will be available with six engines. The turbocharged four-valve (TDI) diesel engines deliver 55 kW / 75 PS, 75 kW / 102 PS, 81 kW / 110 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS respectively. The most fuel-efficient model in the range is now the new Caddy 1.6 TDI with BlueMotion Technology (75 kW / 102 PS) with average consumption: 4.9 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres. You can order 6 or 7-speed DSG gearbox based on the engine you choose.
There’s also two new editions of a 1.2 liter TSI petrol engines with 63 kW / 86 PS and 77 kW / 105 PS respectively. The new Caddy will be the first urban delivery vehicle and compact van in this class to be equipped as standard with ESP on all models. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is thus rigorously pursuing its overriding safety strategy of protecting driver and passengers in the best way possible. 4MOTION system is also available for the Caddy and Caddy Maxi.
Pricing for the new Caddy starts from 13,595 euros for the panel van and 14,205 euros for the Startline base models equipped with 63 kW TSI engine. The car is available in three Startline, Trendline and Comfortline, with standard features on all models including Standard on all versions: new daytime running lights. Optional extras on the new range include adaptive cornering lights (integrated into the front fog lights), roof rack (standard on the Comfortline) and the newly designed RNS 315 radio/navigation system.
As for the practicality, since the second row of seats is completely removable on all models, it offers great space inside. The 5-seater Caddy has a cargo capacity of up to 3,030 litres; for the Caddy Maxi the figure is 3,880 litres.