VW launches fourth generation of Caddy
New models of Caddy feature EU6 enginesThe new urban delivery van makes use of state-of-the-art technology to provide EU6 engines with improved efficiency. The Caddy range is powered by new 2.0-litre, four cylinder diesel engines. The performance range includes: 75 PS, 102 PS and the top-of-the-range engine a 150 PS. Recording the lowest fuel consumption is the Caddy Blue Motion panel van, specially developed for inner-city deliveries: “With its low fuel consumption of less than four litres per 100 kilometres, over 70mpg, the new Caddy sets a new standard,” explained Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
The new Caddy range will also be available with quiet, refined 2.0-litre, four cylinder EU5 diesel engines offering 75 PS, 102 PS and 140 PS.
In its fourth-generation, the Caddy has a high level of safety features. Numerous new safety and comfort features protect the occupants and support the driver. “To achieve this, we have incorporated a large number of driver assistance systems, which are unmatched in the urban delivery van segment”, said Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board for Technical Development of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
One of these is the Front Assist surroundings monitoring system, including City Emergency Braking. If the driver fails to see an obstacle below a speed of 19mph, the system automatically applies the brakes, aiming to prevent any collisions. In the passenger-carrying variant, Caddy Life, occupants are protected by the use of side and curtain airbags.
For the first time on Caddy, there is the option of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which is active at speeds of 0-100 mph with DSG or 19-100mph with a manual transmission – and uses radar sensors to monitor the distance and relative speed to vehicles in front. When used in conjunction with DSG, the ACC system can also slow the vehicle down, for example in queues or traffic jam situations, to a complete stop.
In combination with the Composition Colour and Composition Media radios and with the Discover Media radio-navigation system, customers are able to order a reversing camera. The optional 'Park Assist' system enables automated parallel parking as well as parking at right-angles to the carriageway.
The new Caddy's design features sharper folds and clearly defined surfaces with stylish clarity. The re-designed front and the distinctively presented rear give the new compact van an unmistakable character – further distinguished by the new look of the front and rear lights. In keeping with the expressive exterior, the vehicle's interior also features accentuated lines and shapes. Striking decorative trims with integrated air vents and a new generation of infotainment equipment underline the new Caddy's modern look.
The new Caddy will be launched in Germany at the end of June. UK vehicles will arrive later in the year. UK specifications and pricing will be announced in due course.
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