Volkswagen Caddy dons new overalls
Still the top seller in its segment, Volkswagen South Africa has given its evergreen Caddy a mid-life overhaul to the point where it is referred to as a brand new model.
Borrowing a number of styling cues from the recently unveiled second generation Tiguan, the Caddy will once again be offered in three models; panel van, crew bus and Trendline people carrier with the popular CrossCaddy making way for the new Alltrack next year.
Standard spec has also been upped with the Trendline featuring Volkswagen’s Composition touchscreen infotainment system, climatic air-conditioning, Bluetooth, electric windows all around and speed sensitive power steering.
To celebrate its launch, the Caddy will also be offered as a limited run Sport version. Based on the panel van, the Sport mainly includes a number of otherwise extras such as colour coded bumpers and mirrors, electric windows and mirrors, 16-inch Fortaleza alloy wheels, Composition sound system, and comfort pack consisting of cruise control, front foglights and multi-function display.
Up front, the Caddy continues to use the same engines as before with the only change being a six kilowatt power increase for the 1.6-litre petrol, with torque remaining unchanged at 148 N.m. A five-speed manual is again the sole transmission offered.
Diesel power will once come from Volkswagen’s stalwart 2.0 TDI with outputs of 81 kW and 250 N.m of torque, or 103 kW and 320 N.m of torque. Transmission options consist of a five-speed manual on the former and a six-speed DSG on the latter.
A three year / 120 000 km warranty and three year / 60 000 km service plan is standard on the Trendline and Alltrack, with the panel van and crew bus featuring a two year unlimited km warranty as well as the same service plan.
|1.6||81 kW / 148 N.m||R229 400|
|2.0 TDI||81 kW / 250 N.m||R260 500|
|Maxi 2.0 TDI||81 kW / 250 N.m||R283 700|
|Maxi 2.0 TDI Sport||81 kW / 250 N.m||R306 700|
|Maxi 2.0 TDI Sport DSG||103 kW / 320 N.m||R312 200|
|1.6||81 kW / 148 N.m||R222 400|
|2.0 TDI||81 kW / 250 N.m||R265 200|
|2.0 TDI DSG||103 kW / 320 N.m||R325 200|
|2.0 TDI||81 kW / 250 N.m||R344 300|
|Maxi 2.0 TDI||81 kW / 250 N.m||R362 600|
|Maxi 2.0 TDI DSG||103 kW / 320 N.m||R391 600|
|2.0 TDI||81 kW / 250 N.m||R358 200|
|2.0 TDI DSG||103 kW / 320 N.m||R387 300|
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