VW Caddy Van

By David Stokes

One has come to expect from VW that every vehicle they produce is a class act. The new Caddy does not disappoint: it’s car-like to drive and has great performance and good visibility. Plus, the excellent asymmetrical rear doors allow the driver to open the larger door with one hand and be able to place a bread tray without having to place it on the ground to open both doors.

As standard, there is a sliding side door on the near side, but one on the other side is optional. A no-cost option is to not have glass in the rear doors, so they cannot be smashed to gain entry, keeping the contents safer.

The cab and dash are typical VW, with easy-to-read dials, a nice chunky steering wheel and comfortable seats. All switches, levers and knobs are easy to reach, no stretching required. Recesses can house pens, papers and a clipboard.

Basic ’on the road’ price £11,379.28 (ex VAT)

Engine Type 4 in line diesel

Capacity: 1896cc

Gearbox Transmission 5-speed manual

Performance top speed 103mph

Fuel consumption combined 55.4 mpg

Brake discs all round + Abs, EDB & EBC

Steering Power-assisted

Turning circle 11.3 metres

Overall length 4,405mm

Overall width 1,802mm

Height 1,833mm

Wheelbase 2,682mm

Internal height 1,257mm

Internal Width 1,558mm

Max Roof Load 100kg

Payload 724kg

Fuel tank capacity 60 litres