The new VW Caddy has been enhanced and refined and is available as a Panel Van, Crew Bus or in Trendline model. There is also the Alltrack variant model, which replaces the CrossCaddy, which will be available early in 2016.
The Panel Van and Crew Bus will appeal to commercial customers and the Trendline is the compact people-mover that is aimed at private customers.
The design of the new Caddy impresses with its sharpened folds and clearly defined surfaces with stylish clarity. The redesigned front and the distinctively presented rear give the new model an unmistakable character, without making the all-rounder any less recognisable.
The engine line-up of the new Caddy has been carried over from the previous model. The 1.6 petrol engine which is only available with the Panel Van and Crew Bus has been uprated to deliver 81kW of power instead of 75kW. The two diesel engines are still the 2.0-litre TDI with power output of 81kW and 103kW.
The 1.6-litre and 2.0 TDI with 81kW are both available with a 5-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.0 TDI with 103kW is only offered with a6-speed DSG transmission.
The Panel Van and Crew Bus are offered with a raft of safety features as standard. These include ABS, ESP, Multi-Collision Braking System, driver and front passenger airbags, Hill Hold (only available with 103kW) and Fatigue Detection (standard in 103kW and optional in other derivatives).
Exclusively offered to coincide with the launch of the new Caddy, a special edition Panel Van Sport derivative will be available. It is based on the Caddy Panel Van and features a diverse range of extras. These include painted bumpers, electric windows and side mirrors, 16-inch Fortaleza alloy wheels, Composition Audio radio with LCD Screen,Climatic manual air-conditioning system and Comfort package that cruise control, front foglights and multi-function display.
The standard features offered with the Trendline include electrically adjustable side mirrors, electric windows, Composition ColourCD/Radio with Bluetooth, USB port and 6-speakers, alloy wheels, Climatic manual air-conditioning system, drawers under front seats, leather steering wheel, multi-function display and speed sensitive power steering.
The price starts from N$229 400 for the Caddy Panel Van 1.6i and from N$222 400 for the Crew Bus model. The Trendline model is priced from N$344 300 while the Alltrack Caddy is priced from N$358 200.
The new Caddy Panel Van and Crew Bus come standard with a 2 year/unlimited kilometres warranty and a 3-year/60 000km Automotion Service Plan. The new Caddy Trendline including Alltrack comes standard with 3 year/120 000 kilometre manufacturer warranty and a 3-year/60 000km Automotion Service Plan. All models have a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty and 15 000 km service intervals.