14 December 2015
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced that the fourth-generation Caddy Life and Caddy panel van variants and sixth-generation Caravelle are now available to order with a petrol engine. Prices start from £13,610 (Basic RRP excl. VAT) for the 1.2 TSI 84PS 5-speed Caddy panel van Startline model, from £15,110 for the 1.2 TSI 84PS 5-speed manual Caddy Life and from £28,950 for the 2.0 TSI 150PS 6-speed manual Caravelle SE short wheelbase.
As with the diesel-powered Caddy and Caravelle models, the new petrol variants come with a full range of technology, comfort, convenience and safety features. These include a composition colour infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, and Post-Collision Braking system, as well as additional options such as High Beam Assist, City Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The new Euro 6 petrol engine range will consist of a 1.2 84PS 5-speed manual, a 1.0 102PS 5-speed manual and a 1.4 125PS with either the 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG gearbox available on both Caddy panel van and Caddy Life as well as a 2.0 150PS 6-speed manual and 2.0 204PS 7-speed DSG on the Caravelle SE short wheelbase (SWB) model.
The Caddy is the second best-selling model in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range after the Transporter. The fourth-generation Caddy panel van continues to be available in three trim levels – Startline, Trendline and Highline – and with short or Maxi wheelbases. The Maxi version adds 469mm to the short wheelbase’s already generous 1,781mm and a load capacity of 4.2m3 (SWB 3.2m3).
Caddy Life and Maxi Life come with a significant amount of standard equipment, but there are also some desirable options available to help with everyday life behind the wheel. These include Park Assist, which makes light work of manoeuvring into parking spaces, or Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which will keep you at a pre-set distance from the car in front by regulating your speed in accordance with the traffic in front of you.
Volkswagen’s Caddy Life offers flexible seating for up to seven passengers, including the driver. The two rear rows of seats can be folded, double folded or removed to leave a loading space of up to 3,030 litres. The Caddy Maxi Life, with its extra 420mm length, offers an additional 340 litres, bringing the total loading area up to 3,370 litres.
The sixth-generation Caravelle SE SWB offers space and versatility for up to six passengers. It comes with twin sliding side doors as standard, designed to provide easy access for passengers and luggage. The rear seats are rail mounted to provide flexible and comfortable seating options and the safety and technology features included as standard are first class.