11 September 2015
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be showcasing the latest off-road style version of its best-selling Caddy at the IAA (International Automobile Show) in Frankfurt from 15 to 27 September. The successor to the Cross Caddy is called the Caddy Alltrack and like its predecessor, it is available both in passenger car and panel van formats. The latest version of the urban delivery van and family MPV is clearly distinct from the other Caddy models with its exclusive 17-inch ‘Quito’ alloy wheels, Mojave Beige metallic paintwork and optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive technology.
The custom exterior features or the matt silver sill tread plates with the Alltrack logo signify the rugged version of latest fourth generation Caddy. Black trim panels on the wheel arches, black side sills and the lower edges of the bumpers give it a robust appearance. They form a contrast to the parts painted in the body colour, such as the bumpers, protective side strips and door handles, and emphasise the off-road look of the new Alltrack. The black designer underbody protection is set off by additional silver accents.
Other visual highlights of the Caddy's off-road brothers include some typical Alltrack features like the three chrome fins in a painted radiator grille, the silver exterior mirror housings from the passenger car version, H7 twin halogen front lights, fog lights, smoked tail light clusters, Alltrack logos on the front grille and at the rear, and silver roof rails.
Inside the passenger car version, the Alltrack has its own special 7Summits seat covers plus folding tables on the front seatbacks. The seat covers in the panel van are made of tough Pillion fabric. Both vehicle variants feature a leather package (steering wheel, handbrake lever, gear lever boot) with Muscat-colour stitching. The passenger car has a variety of other attractive features, including adjustable centre armrest and a chrome package (rotary light switch, mirror adjustment / power window switches, and handbrake lever button), aluminium-look pedals, Alltrack floor mats with Muscat-colour stitching and Carbon Square Dark cockpit decor.
The Caddy Alltrack also has plenty to offer beneath the surface. Based on the latest generation Caddy, it comes with many features and a number of different engine and gearbox combinations. The new Caddy Alltrack is also optionally available with 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
Although the Caddy Alltrack is on sale now in Germany, there are no current plans to offer this model in the UK market. The Caddy panel van and other passenger carrying versions are, however, now on sale in Volkswagen’s UK network of 71 dedicated Van Centres. For more details, visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.