Volkswagen reveals first special edition of the Caddy—the Match

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 11, 2012

Volkswagen has revealed the Match -- the first ever special edition of the VW Caddy. It offers great value for money with its high specification and stylish exterior. Moreover, competitive financing deals are available.The Match trim is available for the long wheelbase Caddy Maxi (except EcoFuel and 4MOTION models) and the standard Caddy with prices beginning £16,060 (ex. VAT) and £14,110 (ex. VAT), respectively.

With an array of refined and economical 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI engines plus BlueMotion Technology models available, which are all in compliance with the latest Euro5 emissions standards, the Caddy Match's operation costs are also very competitive.

Moreover, Volkswagen Van Centres offer competitive finance with the Caddy range from £199 per month (plus VAT and Initial Rental). Fixed-price servicing and maintenance contracts are also offered beginning £250 (plus VAT).

Paul Vissian, Product Marketing Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, commented that the "outstanding" special edition is a great way to start the New Year for one of the best-selling compact vans in the United Kingdom.

He further stated that they have studied the market "carefully" and selected "some of the most popular options" for the Caddy Match to have an "unbelievable standard specification" and "probably the best" value for money the company has offered.

When fuel prices are high, commercial vehicles that gobble up too much gasoline or diesel become disadvantageous. At times like this, consumers look for frugal commercial vehicles. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles responds to this call with the new Caddy BlueMotion, considered as the most fuel-efficient and cleanest Caddy panel van so far. Available to order starting February with a base price of £14,600 (basic RRP ex. VAT), the Caddy BlueMotion is powered by a 1.6-liter TDI common rail direct injection engine that provides up to 102 PS of output and up to 250 Nm of torque.

Available in short-wheelbase panel van form only, the new VW Caddy BlueMotion boasts of such a low fuel consumption thanks to its sleek, aerodynamic body as well as to an array of standard BlueMotion Technology features like Cruise Control, Energy Recuperation, Hill-Hold Assist and Start/Stop.

It is also gets three new BlueMotion design and engineering developments. For instance, the Caddy BlueMotion has a ride height that is lower by 27 mm than a typical Caddy. By doing so, aerodynamic drag is decreased.

This new commercial van rides on 15-inch reduced rolling resistance tires that lower friction, which means they requires less effort as they roll. This results to lesser wasted energy. In addition, the new Caddy BlueMotion boasts of more efficient engine control, which – along with revised calibration -- was made possible by its lower gross weight.

All of these modifications allowed the Caddy BlueMotion to cover 61.4 miles on a gallon of diesel (combined), which is around 11.8 mpg better than the entry-level Caddy and around 6 mpg better more the Caddy with BlueMotion Technology. Since the Caddy BlueMotion is provided with a fuel tank with a capacity of 60 liters, this commercial van could go over 800 miles before needing to refuel again.

With average diesel price of 140p per liter and an annual mileage of 30,000, the Caddy BlueMotion represents £744 in fuel cost saving over a Caddy model powered by a 102 PS 1.6-liter TDI engine. In addition, the new Caddy BlueMotion emits just 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

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