Volkswagen unleashes new Caddy

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Volkswagen has introduced the fourth generation of the hugely popular Caddy, that features upgrades such as new state-of-the-art technologies as well as comfort, convenience and safety features.

The new Caddy will be available in four derivatives. Panel Van and Crew Bus will appeal to commercial customers. Trendline and Alltrack, which replaces Cross Caddy, are aimed at private customers.

The Panel Van, Crew Bus and Trendline are offered with the options of short or long (Maxi) wheelbases. In the Panel Van derivative, the Maxi version adds 469 mm to the short wheelbase’s already generous 1,781 mm load compartment and a load capacity of 4.2m3 (SWB 3.2m3).

The new Caddy is offered with an option of three engines – one 1.6 MPI petrol and two 2.0 TDIs. The 1.6-litre engine with 81kW is only available with Panel Van and Crew Bus derivatives. Whilst the 2.0 TDI engines with power output ranging from 81kW to 103kW are offered with Crew Bus, Trendline and Alltrack derivatives.

The 1.6-litre with 81kW and 2.0 TDI with 81kW are available in combination with a five-speed manual transmission. The 2.0 TDI with 103kW is only available with the 6-speed DSG transmission.

The fourth-generation Caddy also sets a new benchmark in the class for its array of safety and convenience systems. All models are equipped with Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking system that reduces the risk or severity of a secondary collision by controlling the speed and path of the vehicle after the first impact.

The new Caddy also features a host of new systems designed to make life easier on board. It is offered with the optional Park Distance Control with rear-view reversing camera to help reduce the risk of damage when manoeuvring and Driver Alert (Fatigue Detection) system.

The Caddy’s new exterior builds on the strengths of its award-winning predecessor and introduces an even cleaner, crisper and more modern appearance. With particular attention paid to the front and rear, the fourth-generation Caddy delivers a sophisticated look that gives it powerful road presence. Among the many new styling features introduced on the new Caddy is a new unglazed tailgate that neatly integrates a roof spoiler and high-level third brake light. The roof spoiler is not available with the optional rear wing doors.

In the cabin, the Caddy introduces a completely new look with a redesigned dashboard, centre console and switchgear. Also new is the most advanced range of infotainment systems ever offered on the Caddy. The Crew Bus is equipped with Composition Audio radio with LCD screen as standard. Meanwhile, the Trendline is fitted with Composition Colour radio touchscreen system as standard. Customer are able to upgrade to an even higher specification Composition Media system with USB interface, AUX In jack, cellphone interface and 4-speakers.

Price starts at N$238 700 for the Caddy Panel Van 1.6i which has power output of 81 kW and tops at N$402 900 for the Caddy Alltrack 2.0 TDI DSG which has power output of 103 kW.