Volkswagen Caddy van review

Buying a Volkswagen Caddy

Epitomising practicality and comfort, the latest Volkswagen Caddy panel van delivers support for businesses large and small, with value and quality guaranteed. With Volkswagen’s reputation for premium build quality, reliability, and comfort, the Caddy takes its place within a crowded marketplace and stands out from the rest. Plus, with model variants that tick the boxes for a disparate array of needs, there’s certain to be a Volkswagen Caddy to suit your demands.

Styling

A selection of body styles retains the same sleek curves and dynamic exterior styling that are hallmarks of the Caddy so, whether it’s the panel van or the window edition, you can expect a bold fascia, stylish side indicators, and a range of alloy wheel options. As such, you can be confident that whatever industry you’re working in - from one-man bands such as window cleaning to international package deliveries - the image of your company will benefit from the sleek exterior.

There is also the added kudos that is derived from the iconic Volkswagen badge taking prominence front and centre, leaving no-one in the dark about whether this is a model that is packed with quality.

Practicality

When it comes to investing in a new or used commercial vehicle, of course, it’s the level of practicality on offer that is key to performance. So, while the compact dimensions of the Volkswagen Caddy may not prove ideal for those needing to regularly convey long and large loads, the 3.2m3 load volume (4.2m3 in the Caddy Maxi variant) is more than enough to fulfil the requirements of everybody else.

In addition, Volkswagen has realised that accessing the load space is something that increases the wear and tear on such features as door hinges and handles. The latest model has therefore been refined to be as hard-wearing as can be without compromising on its practicality. The asymmetric rear wing doors, for example, have a 180-degree opening angle to ensure that loading and unloading can be as simple as possible.

Performance

Ask any commercial motorist how they wish their engines to be, and most will fall somewhere between power and economy. With the latest Volkswagen Caddy, there is the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds… all with the added reassurance that this particular Volkswagen more than exceeds the Euro 6 emissions standards thanks to innovative engine technology.

Four diesel and three petrol engines make up the line-up of Caddy options, with the 2.0-litre diesels available in 75PS, 102PS, 150PS, and 102PS BlueMotion editions. And it is the BlueMotion option that leads the way in terms of both fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions levels - achieving up to 64.2mpg and 116 g/km respectively. This model even features automatic Start/Stop technology to switch off the engine when at a standstill to save fuel.

Technology

Like most modern commercial vehicles, the need for the Volkswagen Caddy to provide a comfortable driving environment is obvious, not least if you or your workforce spends hours each day on the roads. Thanks to the superb high-quality finish of the dashboard, the ergonomic seating, and the option of air conditioning for the perfect interior climate, any journey in the Caddy will prove as relaxing as can be.

Integral to this comfort, however, if the level of technology and driver assistance provided by the vehicle. With satellite navigation and a Composition Colour touchscreen available alongside DAB digital radio, optional App-Connect and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, you can be assured you’ll stay abreast of traffic and stay entertained.

In terms of driver assistance, meanwhile, the Caddy can provide a number of innovative and comprehensive systems that make your driving as stress-free as possible. For example, the optional Park Assist function and optional rear-view camera display make reversing into tight spots a breeze, while Hill Hold Assist can support you in pulling away safely on an incline.

Safety

The safety of you and your crew is essential when taking to the road, so being able to rely on the very best in automotive safety measures provides complete peace of mind. With the Volkswagen Caddy, active and passive safety features are in abundance, ranging from the rigid safety shell with intelligent crumple zones through to driver and passenger airbags in the event of a collision.

Where the Caddy really steps into its own is through some of its more innovative safety options. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System triggers in the event of a collision to prevent secondary collisions; the Traction Control System aids smooth starts and acceleration; and the Brake Assist registers how hard the brake pedal is pressed and adapts accordingly.

Overall

Arguably the greatest asset of the new Volkswagen Caddy is the sheer versatility on offer. This is a model that comes in various guises and with options aplenty, enabling you to tailor the vehicle according to the needs of your crew and your business. As such, the Volkswagen Caddy can easily lay claim to being one of the best options for anybody looking to invest in an affordable, practical, and capable small van.

You can learn more about the impressive Volkswagen Caddy by contacting the teams at Vanwise Group in Dunstable, Harlow, and Maidstone today. In addition, you can view our selection of high-quality used vans available to buy, including many from Volkswagen. Once you see a model to suit, simply book your test drive and pay us a visit.