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
Gearbox Transmission 5-speed manual
Performance top speed 103mph
Fuel consumption combined 55.4 mpg
Brake discs all round + Abs, EDB & EBC
Turning circle 11.3 metres
Overall length 4,405mm
Overall width 1,802mm
Internal height 1,257mm
Internal Width 1,558mm
Max Roof Load 100kg
Fuel tank capacity 60 litres