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New Caddy: The van that thinks it‘s a car

  • All new TSI engine and design
  • Low loading height for ease of use
  • Superior cockpit for a comfortable workstation
  • Range from $33,990*

Volkswagen New Zealand announces the addition of the new 4th generation Caddy to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range. The new Caddy offers a new TSI engine with exceptional performance and fuel efficiency, while retaining the practicality and user-friendly nature that the Caddy brand has been built upon. The new Caddy will be available from $33,990*.

Around 1.5 million of the award-winning previous generation were sold worldwide during its eleven years in production. A success that the new Caddy is intended to continue as it has clearly been enhanced and refined in every area. The new Caddy's design not only impresses with sharpened folds and clearly defined surfaces with stylish clarity. The redesigned front and the distinctively presented rear additionally give the new compact van an unmistakable character – further distinguished by the new look of the front and rear lights.

The drive systems use state-of-the-art technology, with the Caddy's new TSI petrol engine (a 1.4-litre TSI four-cylinder with a power output of 92kW / 220Nm) providing maximum efficiency and terrific performance to enable swift manoeuvrability for around-town use. Transmission options are the standard 6-speed manual or optional 7-speed DSG Automatic.

For efficient use of load space, the new Caddy features 3.2 m3 cubic capacity or 4.2 m3 in the Caddy Maxi. Payload is class leading - with an optional upgrade in the Caddy Maxi to allow for a 1,005kg load carrying capacity (only 75kg less than the Hiace), while braked towing capacity allows up to 1,500kg. Rear load access is via the tailgate or sliding side doors - single left slider on Caddy, left and right on Caddy Maxi as standard.

There are also numerous new safety and comfort features protect the occupants and support the driver - unmatched in the small urban delivery van segment. 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 30 km/h, the system automatically applies the brakes and, ideally, will prevent any collisions entirely. Approximately 22 per cent of all accidents involving injuries are collisions with more than one obstacle. In order to minimise the risk related to this scenario, the award-winning multi-collision brake system is included as standard in the new Caddy. After a collision, it automatically initiates braking if the driver is no longer able to take action. ESP and rest assist (drowsiness detection) are also standard safety features.

Other features of the new Caddy include Bluetooth, a touchscreen stereo (with optional App-connect functionality), hill hold assist (DSG models), rubber floor in the rear compartment, sliding rear side doors (dual sliders in the Caddy Maxi long wheelbase model) and a tailgate with soft-touch closing system. Plus rear park aid with reversing camera, being the only van in its class to have this feature.

SERVICE ADVANTAGE
Volkswagen Service Advantage is now available on Commercial Vehicles. By regularly servicing at a Volkswagen Service Centre you will extend the life of your vehicle, save money in the long run and also improve your vehicle’s overall performance. Vehicles are serviced by certified and trained Volkswagen technicians using genuine parts and materials, which come with a 2 year factory backed warranty


* RRP - Plus on road costs. As of November 2015

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