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VW commercial vans will have autonomous emergency braking feature as standard

Commercial vehicles have always been late to the game when it comes to cutting-edge technologies in the automotive business compared to passenger vehicles. The American automaker, Ford, had an important breakthrough with its 13th-gen F150 by fitting it with second-row inflatable seat belts. However, we will not be talking about Ford, but instead we will be setting our sights on the brand new system offering of Volkswagen. The important tech is the Autonomous Emergency Braking feature that will be made available on the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter vans as standard equipment for orders that come in on June 1 of this year and onwards.

There’s no doubt that autonomous braking is really a very useful feature to avoid a vehicular collision but these systems are typically offered as an option. However, we applaud Volkswagen for making this move as it will be the first ever auto manufacturer to equip their commercial vans with autonomous emergency braking as standard. It's the latest in a series of steps to standardize the feature across the board.

The recent Euro NCAP crash test requires an effective AEB system to be able to score max points, and vehicles which don't have crash avoidance techs are fined. Due to this, it's uncommon for new vehicles to not be equipped with the system. Starting June 1st, those who will order a Caddy, Transporter or Crafter van units will be fitted with the aforementioned safety feature without needing to mark an option box. Sarah Cox, VW's head of marketing for commercial vehicles, indicated that producing safe, dependable vans has been at the heart of their company for over 60 years.

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VW reveals all-new offroad Caddy Alltrack in Frankfurt Motor Show

The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show was the venue for the unveiling of the latest off-road style version of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy, the Caddy Alltrack. Succeeding the Cross Caddy, this urban delivery van and family multi-purpose vehicle is unique from other Caddy models thanks to distinctive features like its Mojave Beige metallic paintwork and exclusive 17-inch ‘Quito’ alloy wheels, as well as the optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive technology.

This off-road version of the Caddy is further made distinct by matt silver sill tread plates with the Alltrack logo. Available in passenger car and panel van versions, the Caddy Alltrack features black side sills, black trim panels on the wheel arches, and the lower edges of the bumpers – all giving the Alltrack a robust character.

These features are contrasted by Alltrack parts painted in body color like the vehicle’s bumpers, protective side strips and door handles. Likewise, the Caddy Alltrack’s black designer underbody protection is contrasted by additional silver accents.

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2015 VW Caddy Maxi Life unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled the latest generation long-wheel base version of the Caddy -- the Caddy Maxi Life-- at the Geneva auto show. The fourth-generation Caddy Maxi Life targets to continue the success of the previous generations, and will be 32 cm longer wheelbase than the standard wheelbase variant.

This will allow the Caddy Maxi Life to offer two rows of seats in the passenger compartment while providing up to 530 liters of cargo space. But there is more. The vehicle features a backrest of the third row bench seat that can be folded down and a second row bench seat that can be folded forward. This configuration gives rise to more cargo space.

Not only that, the second and third rows of seats can be removed entirely to offer a cargo space of up to 3,700 liters. When only the third row seat is removed, storage space is extended to 1,350 liters. The Caddy Maxi Life literally offers an additional 848 liters of cargo space than offered in the standard Caddy Life that has its rear seats removed.

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2015 VW Caddy Black Edition announced in the UK, starts at 17,860 GBP

The Caddy Black Edition has just been announced in the UK as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plans to offer it from October until December 2014. Based on the Highline specification, the 2015 VW Caddy Black Edition includes 2,150 GBP of additional equipment and will bring customers savings of 1,350 GBP.

Regarding the design, the Caddy Black Edition comes with cody-coloured bumpers, mirrors and door handles, fog lights and rear parking sensors. Moreover, the vehicle offers climatic air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity with trip computer as well as a multi-function display.

In addition, the Caddy Black Edition features a Deep Black Pearlescent paint, 17-inch polished wheels painted in black, silver roof rails and radiator grille surround. Under the hood, there is a 1.6-liter TDI diesel engine that produces 102 hp and 250 Nm of torque, bolted to a five-speed manual transmission.

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The success of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy is owed to the variety of versions and engines available. Its popularity is expected to grow further with the addition of the new Caddy BlueMotion – its most fuel-efficient Caddy ever. It boasts an impressively low fuel consumption of 4.5 litres per 100 km (62.8 mpg).

The new Caddy BlueMotion is powered by the 1.6-litre TDI with common rail direct injection and 75 kW / 102 PS with a maximum torque of 250 Newton metres. In comparison with the already very fuel-efficient Caddy 1.6-litre TDI with BlueMotion Technology, the new Caddy BlueMotion’s fuel consumption has been further dropped by 0.5 litres per 100 km. It is also better than the regular Caddy by a full 1.1 litres per 100 km.

Because of this, the commercial version of the versatile urban delivery vehicle uses up only 4.5 litres per 100 km, which is equivalent to 117 g/km of CO2. The figures for the passenger-carrying version are 4.6 litres and 119 g/km. Due to its 60 litre fuel tank, the Caddy BlueMotion has a theoretical range of more than 1,300 km (over 800 miles).

Read the entire article 2013 IAA: Vw Caddy BlueMotion is most fuel-efficient Caddy ever

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now offering a fuel-efficient version of the Caddy -- the new Caddy BlueMotion. This new Caddy offering consumes just 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometer and is powered by a 1.6-litre TDI with common rail direct injection that provides up to 75 kW/102 PS of output and 250 Newton meters of torque.

This version is even more fuel efficient than the Caddy 1.6-liter TDI with BlueMotion technology that consumes 5 liters of fuel per 100 km. It is more fuel efficient than the Caddy without fuel-saving technology, which consumers 6.6 liters per 100 km.

The fuel economy figures of the Caddy BlueMotion translates to carbon dioxide emission figure of 117 grams per km. Fuel consumption and emission figures for the passenger version of the Caddy BlueMotion are 4.6 liters and 119 g of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The Caddy BlueMotion, which has a fuel tank capacity of 60 liters, has a range of 1,300 km.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched Trendline and Highline models throughout its top-selling Caddy and Transporter ranges. These highly appealing vans provide a higher value for money. The new models stand for tremendous value. For instance, a Caddy Trendline is filled with specification valued at up to £1,555 (plus VAT).

However, it commands a premium of £900 (plus VAT) compared to the standard model, standing for customer savings of more than £650. The Caddy Trendline features Bluetooth connectivity, an updated CD/radio with ParkPilot display for rear parking sensors, cruise control, electric windows, height adjustable passenger seat, heated and electrically operated door mirrors, storage compartments under the front seats, vanity mirrors in the sun visors and a cover for the dashboard centre storage compartment. The exterior’s aesthetic gets a boost with its wheel trims and body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and door handles.

The Caddy Highline is priced £1,900 (plus VAT) higher than the standard model, with extra specifications valued up to £3,245 (plus VAT). These include all the improvements found in the Trendline model plus Climatic air conditioning, a leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob, alloy wheels, front fog lights and an alarm. The Trendline models in the Transporter range get an upgraded CD/radio with ParkPilot display and AUX-IN socket, Bluetooth, trip computer and multifunction display, cruise control, full bulkhead (panel van), driver’s seat armrests, Comfort pack and Premium dashboard, Tasamo cloth upholstery, wheel trims, rear parking sensors and body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and door handles.

Read the entire article Vw launches Trendline and Highline models of Caddy, Transporter

Volkswagen will be unveiling its latest panel van model, the Caddy Cross special edition, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, set to take place on September 20 to 27, 2012. The Caddy Cross panel van will be boasting of an eye-catching Viper Green finish, a black body kit and 17-inch ‘Canyon’ alloy wheels.

The body kit of the Caddy Cross is extended around the lower edges of the front and rear bumpers, and along the side sills and wheel arches, giving the panel van a more rugged appearance. The Caddy Cross’ silver roof rails, side strips and front and rear undercarriage guards give it an off-road look. VW endowed the interior of the Caddy Cross with a two-tone front seat design, with contrasting inserts on the door panels.

The interior of the panel van is fitted with height and length adjustable centre armrest, leather-covered steering wheel and distinctive grey stitching on the gear knob and handbrake. VW will commence the production of the Caddy Cross in early 2013. VW’s newest panel van will be powered by a variety of engines, including the 4MOTION all-wheel drive.  VW expects to roll out the Caddy Cross in the UK in the first half of 2013.

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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).

Read the entire article Volkswagen reveals first special edition of the Caddy—the Match

The Caddy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year and to mark the event, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has developed the Caddy Edition 30. This near-production concept vehicle is on display at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. This special edition Caddy stands out with its black roof, machine-polished alloy wheels, a high-end interior and an engine that has high output and torque. In 1982, the Caddy was launched in Europe when it was still a pick-up based on the Golf Mk1.

After 30 years passed, more than 1.5 million units of the Caddy have been sold and it is now considered a major player in the compact and urban delivery van market. The Caddy has fans from everywhere, including tradesmen, young family, and city delivery firms. The Caddy Edition 30 can be recognized with its roof and railing painted in brilliant gloss black and its very expensive machine-polished 17-inch alloy wheels.

This model has signatures on the sliding doors, the rear of the vehicle, and the door sills. The black roof stands out even more when paired with any of these five bodywork colors: Candy White, Reflex Silver, Salsa Red, Primavera Green or Sunny Yellow. Its interior comes with a five-seat or a seven-seat configuration.

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For better traction and improved comfort due to easier shifting, the Caddy and Caddy Maxi now come with 4MOTION and DSG dual clutch gearbox. The package is available right away.

Volkswagen is relying on the new platform to position its vehicle at the top of the compact and urban delivery van segment. It features an ATD diesel engine that guarantees a decent level of torque.

About 140 hp (103 kW) is generated by the 2.0-liter, four valve per cylinder turbo diesel engine. It is capable of developing its maximum torque of 320 Nm between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm.

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Pricing for the new 2011 Caddy and Caddy Maxi was recently released by Volkswagen’s UK division. The Caddy lineup consists of the new Caddy C20 and C20+ (which offers an increased payload) vans, the Caddy Maxi van, the Caddy Maxi window van, and the Caddy Maxi MPV (formerly marketed as the Life).

The 1.6 liter 75 hp TDI Caddy van is priced from 12,100 pounds ($18,636 or EUR14,652) while the entry-level Caddy Maxi model powered by the 1.6 liter 102 hp TDI engine is priced from 14,050 pounds ($21,633 EUR17.013). These prices are exclusive of VAT.

According to VW’s press release, the new Caddy and Caddy Maxi features “fresh styling and a range of new engines as well as upgraded materials and a new choice of comfort, convenience and safety options,” making them the most economical and refined iterations of the popular range to date.

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Volkswagen introduced today a new generation of the top-selling Caddy, a compact van with a practical rear sliding door system has been enhanced in every area. As you can see from the photos, the new car carries the same design line seen on the new Amarok and current T5 generation (Transporter, Multivan) as well as an upgraded interior with a removable second row of seats, plus further reduced maintenance costs.

The new Caddy promises a cargo capacity of up to 3,030 litres while the Caddy Maxi offers an impressive 3,880 litres. Under the hood, the new car offers a choice of six new high-tech engines, all complying with the Euro 5 emission limits. We find four diesel engines delivering 55 kW / 75 PS, 75 kW / 102 PS, 81 kW / 110 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS respectively.

The 102 PS TDI can be ordered as an option with a 7-speed DSG while the 81 kW TDI is exclusively available as a 4MOTION model with four-wheel drive. For those who want a petrol engine, they can choose the 1.2-liter developing 63 kW / 86 PS or 77 kW / 105 PS. Another frugal and extremely efficient petrol engine for the Caddy and Caddy Maxi is the natural gas version carried over from the previous generation, the 2.0 EcoFuel (CNG), which delivers 80 kW / 109 PS.

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