Destined to make its local debut in November, ahead of its introduction, VWSA has revealed the different trim levels and standard features for the eagerly awaited fifth-generation Caddy.
Let’s kick-off with the engine range - two powertrains (one petrol and one diesel) will be made available. The petrol is a 1.6-litre which produces 81 kW and 152 Nm of torque. Coupled to a six-speed manual transmission, it’s capable of achieving a claimed consumption figure of 7.3 L/100 km. VW says this engine will be available in the Caddy, Caddy Kombi (SWB) and Caddy Cargo (SWB) variants.
The 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel boasts the same amount of power, but a healthy extra dose of torque. 300 Nm of twist is available and, like the petrol derivative, is mated to a six-speed manual. Fuel consumption is superior, rated at 5.5. The diesel engine is available in more models - Caddy, Caddy Maxi (LWB), Caddy Kombi (SWB), Caddy Maxi Kombi (LWB), Caddy Cargo (SWB) and Caddy Maxi Cargo (LWB) are all available with this powertrain.
The Caddy and Caddy Maxi come with LED head- and taillamps as standard, while body-coloured bumpers (front and rear) give an upmarket look. To personalise your people move, Volkswagen is offering up to 12 paint colour choices and the option to upsize your alloys to 16-inches. An optional panoramic sunroof is also available.
The more practical, robust Kombi range does without the regular Caddy’s LED lights (although they can be added as an option) and colour coded bumpers. Kombi models also receive steel wheels and an electronic parking brake. A number of optional extras are available to add some luxury touches to your Kombi, including a reversing camera, 16-inch alloys and a multi-function steering wheel. Rear wing doors are also an option.
Aimed at the business and commercial market is the Cargo range. Available as both a regular model and a Maxi LWB, they offer plenty of packing space for delivery drivers and the like. The LWB has a cavernous 3 700 L of space while the shorter model still has an impressive 3 100 L. Unlike the other models, the Cargo has H7 Halogen headlamps and - while more utilitarian in terms of equipment - has a brake assist system and an electronic parking brake with auto hold.
VW is yet to announce pricing for the Caddy range, but notes that both the Caddy and Caddy Maxi come standard with a three-year/120 000 km warranty/ The rest of the range receives a two-year/unlimited warranty. The entire range, however, comes standard with a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty, while service intervals are set at 15 000 km.