6 February 2015

New Caddy revealed

The fourth generation of Volkswagen's Caddy has been unveiled at the Hannover CV Show and reveals a van with a more purposeful front design aligned with that in the company's current cars, writes Brian Byrne.

The classic lines of the Caddy have been retained, but the interior has also been upgraded to offer the driver a more pleasing working space.

The new Caddy will reach RHD markets later this year, and Ireland in September, following its European launch in June. It will be available with a much enhanced set of safety technologies, including City Emergency Braking as part of a 'Front Assist' surroundings monitoring system.

An adaptive cruise control will be an option for the first time on a Caddy.

The new EU6 2.0 diesel engines will be available in 75/102/150hp, while EU5 engines will also be available in some markets. There will also be petrol engine options in 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4 capacities.

The third-generation Caddy has sold more than 1.5m units over the 11 years of its life.