The all-new fourth-generation VW Caddy has been introduced locally.
It’s available in four derivatives, with two of them being relevant to private customers – the Trendline and Alltrack.
The Panel Van, Crew Bus and Trendline are offered with the options of short or long (Maxi) wheelbases.
The new Caddy is offered with an option of three engines – one 1.6 MPI petrol and two 2.0 TDIs. The 1.6-litre engine with 81kW is only available with Panel Van and Crew Bus derivatives. Whilst the 2.0 TDI engines with power output ranging from 81kW to 103kW are offered with Crew Bus, Trendline and Alltrack derivatives.
The 1.6-litre with 81kW and 2.0 TDI with 81kW are available in combination with a five-speed manual transmission. The 2.0 TDI with 103kW is only available with the 6-speed DSG transmission.
All models are equipped with Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking system that reduces the risk or severity of a secondary collision by controlling the speed and path of the vehicle after the first impact.
In the cabin, the Caddy introduces a completely new look with a redesigned dashboard, centre console and switchgear. Also new is the most advanced range of infotainment systems ever offered on the Caddy. The Crew Bus is equipped with Composition Audio radio with LCD screen as standard. Meanwhile, the Trendline is fitted with Composition Colour radio touchscreen system as standard. Customer are able to upgrade to an even higher specification Composition Media system with USB interface, AUX In jack, cellphone interface and 4-speakers.
The Alltrack differentiates itself from the other Caddy derivatives with its rugged yet stylish looks. Its black trim panels on the wheel arches, black side sills and the lower edges of the bumpers give it a robust appearance. They contrast the parts painted in the body colour, such as the bumpers, protective side strips and door handles. The black underbody protection is set off by additional silver accents.
Other visual highlights of the Caddy Alltrack include features like the three chrome fins in a radiator grille, the silver exterior mirror housings, dark coloured taillights, Alltrack logos on the front grille and at the rear and silver roof rails.
Inside the Alltrack is fitted with an exclusive 7Summits fabric seat trim covers with folding tables on the front seatbacks and manual lumbar support for driver and passenger seats. It also has leather finishes on the multi-function steering, handbrake lever, gear lever boot. Other visual interior features are 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 comes standard with convenience and comfort features such as Hill Hold function, cruise control, Light and Sight package (with automatically dimming rear-view mirror, daytime running lights with automatic switching, ‘coming home’ and ‘leaving home’ functions, and intermittent wiper function with rain sensor), a and the Composition ‘Media’ radio with 5-inch touchscreen, cellphone interface, USB and AUX-IN ports.
Caddy Trendline 2.0 TDI 81kW R351 200
Caddy Maxi Trendline 2.0 TDI 81kW R369 900
Caddy Maxi Trendline 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG R399 300
Caddy Alltrack 2.0 TDI 81kW R365 400
Caddy Alltrack 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG R395 000
Service and Warranty
The new Caddy Trendline (including Alltrack) comes standard with 3 year/120 000 kilometre manufacturer warranty and a 3-year/60 000km Automotion Service Plan.
All models have a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty and 15 000 km service intervals.