Volkswagen Unveil 2011 Caddy Van
Volkswagen has unveiled the first pictures and specifications details of the all-new generation Volkswagen Caddy Van.
Due to debut at the IAA Hanover Commercial Vehicle show in September, the new Volkswagen Caddy boasts a revamped style, better fuel consumption and improved safety features.
A number of new features and options have also been added to the popular Volkswagen Caddy, including BlueMotion technology, driver aids and ESP as standard.
The exterior style of 2011 Volkswagen Caddy has been revamped to boast the same frontal styling as the new Volkswagen Polo and Transporter. New rear light clusters have been added along with optional roof rails and cornering lights, available for the first time.
Inside, the all-new Volkswagen Caddy, the dashboard, steering wheel, instruments and audio/navigation system has been enhanced to be more stylish and offer a higher standard of quality. Owners will also be able to add Bluetooth connectivity as an optional extra.
Power & Performance:
Under the bonnet, the new generation Caddy has the choice of four new four-cylinder TDI engines, up 13% more fuel efficient. The new 1.6-litre TDI engines are available producing 75 PS and 102 PS respectively, along with two 2.0-litre TDI units producing 110 PS and 140 PS. Volkswagen says the new engines are quieter, more refined and greener than ever meeting strict Euro 5 emission standards. New features such as4MOTION four-wheel drive and Volkswagen’ seven-speed DSG gearbox will also available.
From launch, the new generation Volkswagen Caddy will now be available with BlueMotion technology in the van and passenger-carrying models. The 1.6 model delivers the ultimate in economy and low emissions. The Caddy BlueMotion also boasts Start/Stop technology and a battery regeneration system to keep CO2 emissions to an impressive 129 g/km and an average fuel consumption of 57 mpg.
The new generation Caddy range will feature ESP (Electronic Stablisation Programme) as standard on every model. Other new safety features include daytime running lights and automatic hazard lights under emergency braking.
Caddy Maxi MPV:
Coinciding with the launch of the all-new Caddy, the seven-seat Caddy Maxi Life model will receive a number of changes including a new name - the Caddy Maxi MPV.
The all-new Caddy Maxi MPV offers greater flexibility and loadspace with both the second and third row of seats being completely removable. The second row of seats in the Caddy Maxi Kombi and Window Van will also be removable to offer more space.
Further pricing and specification details are expected next month.