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Volkswagen Caddy 2015

Serious advances

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Overly conservative styling

High powered engine can give a wild ride

Fuel filler neck swimming pool sloshing

It would be unfair to say that the Volkswagen Caddy has stagnated but it has started to look a little dated, such is the pace at which the rest of the small van market has developed. It has been a considerable amount of time since VW’s smallest van has had a refresh, but the dawning of Euro-6 has given the German manufacturer the perfect opportunity to revamp the model and in doing so begin the domino-like knock-on of redesigns that will see the Transporter, Amarok and finally all-new Crafter brought up to code with a new harmonious family face. 

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In summary, the new Caddy is a serious advancement over the outgoing model. Its rammed full of technology that will make any driver who spends a long time behind the wheel hugely appreciative of the systems. Comfort has certainly been increased and the styling of the cabin and outside have been lifted to update it and make the vehicle feel much more modern.

It is then, business as usual for VW with the new Caddy. It’s not rocked the boat, but we expect they won’t be able to get them on to dry land in the UK quick enough.



Tested: Caddy panel van BlueMotion 2-litre TDI 100hp (75 kW), 5-speed manual


Rest Assist (drowsiness detection)

Air conditioning system

USB interface and AUX-IN jack

Fresh air intake system with activated charcoal canister

Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel (3-spoke)

Partitioned bulkhead with windows

Handbrake lever and gearshift knob in leather

Height adjustable driver seat

Rear wing doors with window aperture, asymmetrically split

Heated rear window

Electric windows with comfort operation and circuit breaker

Illuminated glove compartment with lockable lid

Rubber floor covering in cab

Body measures for increased safety requirements

Forward Collision Warning "Front Assist" City Emergency Braking

Exterior mirrors electrically adjustable, heated and folding

12-V socket in dashboard

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Lumbar support (manually adjustable) for individual seat in 1st row of seats, left

Navigation system "Discover Media" with 6.33-inch touch screen

Rear park distance control

Rear window wiper and washer system with intermittent control

8T7 Adaptive Cruise Control ACC up to 160 km/h, incl. speed limiter

Cell phone interface and WLAN interface

Multi-function display "Plus"

App-Connect and Car-Net "Guide & Inform"

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