• New, higher output TSI engine reduces fuel consumption and running costs
  • Multi-Collision Braking and Fatigue Detection standard – innovative driver assistance systems and safety features available
  • New exterior and interior design – sharper lines featuring the latest Volkswagen DNA Van and People Mover variants available

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched the fourth generation of the hugely popular Caddy in Australia. Around 1.5 million of the previous generation were sold worldwide during its eleven years in production. A success that the new Caddy is designed to continue, as the award-winning urban delivery van has been enhanced and refined in every area. The same can be said for the Caddy people mover, which also appeals to a broad range of customers.

At the time of launch, the fourth generation Caddy range is offered with a single engine: a TSI petrol engine offering 92kW and Volkswagen’s BlueMotion technology which includes start/stop technology as well as brake energy recuperation. The Caddy van and people mover range will extend to also include the latest diesel engines in 2016.

Numerous driver assistance and safety systems in the new Caddy support the driver and protect the vehicle occupants. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has incorporated a large number of assistance systems, which are largely unmatched in the urban delivery van segment.

For example, the new Caddy range comes fitted with combined side/head airbags for Caddy vans and 2nd row curtain airbags for Caddy people movers. Also available is the ‘Front Assist’ surround monitoring system – which helps, for example, to shorten stopping distances – and City Emergency Braking, which provides assistance at low speeds of under 30km/h. If the driver fails to see an obstacle, the system automatically applies the brakes and ensures that the speed of any collision is reduced. Ideally, it completely prevents the vehicle from running into the obstacle. The Front Assist system is included in the optional Driver Assistance Package.

A highlight in terms of safety features for the new Caddy van and people movers is the Multi-Collision Braking system. After a collision, this system automatically initiates braking if the driver is no longer able to take action. This potentially lifesaving technology is standard on all new Caddy van and people mover models.

Fitted as standard, the cruise control system also has a speed limiter. It can optionally be set by the driver to prevent speeding up above the permitted limit, for instance, in urban areas. The same applies to the optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which can be activated at a speed of 0 to 160km/h (DSG) or 30 to 160km/h (manual transmission). This feature is also included in the optional Driver Assistance Package.

Of particular note to Australian customers, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia is offering its innovative Fatigue Detection system as standard on all new Caddy van and people mover models. Fatigue Detection recognises any deviations from normal driving behaviour and recommends the driver takes a break.

In combination with the Composition Colour and Composition Media radios and with the Discover Media navigation system, a reversing camera comes as standard for the new Caddy people mover and can be ordered for the Caddy van.

An optional 360˚ optical parking system (OPS) also makes maneuvering easier fro Caddy Maxi Comfortline models with Park Assist fitted.

The OPS provides a graphic representation of the vehicle from above on the colour display of the radio or radio/navigation system. By means of yellow and red signals the driver can then easily see whether the Caddy Maxi has a sufficient gap from any obstacles at both front and rear. ParkPilot, meanwhile operates in a slightly simpler way.

Using audible beeps, it helps the driver manoeuvre into a parking space. The new Caddy’s design impresses with sharpened folds and clearly defined surfaces with stylish clarity. The redesigned front and the distinctively presented rear give the new compact van an unmistakable character, without making the all-rounder any less recognisable.

While preserving all of its functional virtues, the high-quality urban delivery van and people mover have gained noticeably in presence and dynamism. In keeping with the expressive exterior, the vehicle’s interior also features accentuated lines and shapes. A striking horizontal band with integrated air vents and a new generation of infotainment equipment underline the new Caddy’s modern look.

TSI Engine
Efficiency and low fuel consumption is the primary focus of the engine management system’s development and refinement. The top petrol engine available globally is the 1.4-litre TSI with a power output of 92KW @4,800rpm. Its maximum torque is 220 Newton metres @1,500 – 3,500rpm.

Transmission and suspension: All fourth generation Caddy variants available at launch are available with either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission. Both the engine and gearbox are joined by a suspension system specially geared to differing loads. This includes the independent wheel suspension on the front axle and the rigid rear axle on leaf springs with loadsensitive shock absorbers, which alter their displacement characteristic depending on the spring’s level of compression. Stabilisers on both axles reduce the vehicle’s angle of roll and, along with the electromechanical power-assisted steering, contribute to the suspension functioning with great precision.

The new Caddy Van and People Mover

Pricing

Caddy Van

  • Caddy Van TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $28,990
  • Caddy Maxi Van TSI220 92kW 6 Speed Manual $28,190
  • Caddy Maxi Van TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $31,190
  • Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 92kW 6 Speed Manual $29,690
  • Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $32,690

Caddy Van Options

  • Metallic Paint $890
  • Pearl Effect Paint $890
  • Driver’s Side Sliding Door (SWB Van) $690
  • Lifting Tailgate $100
  • Appearance Package (Van) $890
  • Body Coloured Bumpers (Crewvan) $390
  • Window Package for Barn Doors (SWB Van) $690
  • Window Package for Barn Doors (Maxi Van) $1,290
  • Window Package for Lifting Tailgate (SWB Van) $790 – includes Lifting Tailgate
  • Window Package for Lifting Tailgate (Maxi Van) $1,390 – includes Lifting Tailgate
  • Fixed Window in Sliding Door – Left (Maxi Van) $290
  • Fixed Window in Sliding Door – Right (Maxi Van) $290
  • Fixed Rear Side Window – Left (Crewvan) $290
  • Fixed Rear Side Window – Right (Crewvan) $290
  • 16” Alloys – Bendigo (TSI220) – N/A Crewvan $990
  • Rear Parking Sensors  $590
  • Reinforced Rear Suspension (SWB Van) $390
  • Reinforced Rear Suspension (Maxi Van) $690
  • Trailer Hitch Preparation (N/A Crewvan) $290
  • Leatherette Seat Material $190
  • Rubber Floor Covering in Load Area (SWB Van) $290
  • Rubber Floor Covering in Load Area (Maxi Van) $490
  • Fixed Partition without Window (Van) $290
  • Caddy Van Optional Packages
  • Rear Parking Sensors & Reversing Camera (requires Lifting Tailgate) $1,090
  • “Composition Media” with App Connect $1,190
  • “Discover Media” Satellite Navigation with App Connect $1,990
  • Driver Assistance Package (for TSI220 Manual) $2,260 – includes Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control,
  • Front Fog Lights with Cornering Function and “Light & Sight”
  • Driver Assistance Package (for TSI220 DSG) $2,260 – includes Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control,
  • Front Fog Lights with Cornering Function and “Light & Sight”
  • Interior Comfort Package $850 – includes “Light & Sight”, Front Passenger Seat Height & Lumbar Adjustment, Vanity Mirrors and 12V Socket in Dash

Caddy

  • Caddy Trendline TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $32,490
  • Caddy Maxi Trendline TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $34,990
  • Caddy Maxi Comfortline TSI220 92kW 7 Speed DSG $37,990

Caddy Options

  • Cherry Red Paint $190
  • Metallic Paint $890
  • Pearl Effect Paint $890
  • 16” Alloys – Bendigo (Trendline) $990
  • Trailer Hitch Preparation $290
  • Voice Control with Voice Enhancer (available with “Discover Media” only) $290
  • Luggage Cover (SWB Trendline) $190
  • Luggage Cover (Maxi Trendline) $190
  • 3rd Row 2-Person Bench Seat (SWB Trendline) $990

Caddy Optional Packages

  • “Composition Media” with App Connect (Trendline) $1,290
  • “Discover Media” Navigation with App Connect (Trendline) $2,090
  • “Discover Media” Navigation (Comfortline, with standard App Connect) $1,190
  • Driver Assistance Package (Trendline) $2,260 – includes Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control,
  • Front Fog Lights with Cornering Function and “Light & Sight”
  • Driver Assistance Package (Comfortline) $2,160 – includes Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control,
  • Front Fog Light Cornering Function and Park Assist
  • Interior Comfort Package (Trendline) $670 – includes “Light & Sight”, Front Seat Lumbar Support and 12V socket on Upper Dashboard
  • Exterior Upgrade Package (Comfortline) $2,060 – includes Xenon Headlights with LED DRL’s, 17” Alloy Wheels – ROCKHAMPTON, Alloy Spare Wheel and Silver Roof Rails

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