Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is now offering a fuel-efficient version of the Caddy -- the new VW Caddy BlueMotion. This new VW Caddy offering consumes just 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometer and is powered by a 1.6-liter TDI engine with common rail direct injection that provides up to 75 kW (102 PS) of output and up to 250 Newton meters of torque.
This Caddy BlueMotion 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 also 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 per 100 km and 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The Caddy BlueMotion, which has a fuel tank capacity of 60 liters, has a range of 1,300 km.
The German carmaker was able to achieve these low fuel consumption figures by combining aerodynamic and engineering measures like an engine stop-start function, low rolling resistance tires, recovery of braking energy (battery regeneration) as well as efficient engine control. The carmaker also lowered the ride height of the new VW Caddy BlueMotion by 27 mm.
The new VW Caddy BlueMotion with a short wheelbase could be availed in four equipment versions: as a panel van and kombi and the Startline and Trendline passenger versions. The Caddy BlueMotion is distinguishable by a badge at the rear, a lower ride height, special full wheel covers and painted side guard strips.
Inside, the new Caddy BlueMotion is also distinguishable by equipment features like standard hill hold assist, cruise control system, exclusive seat upholstery and air nozzles in high-gloss black for the passenger version.
The Caddy BlueMotion carries a starting price of EUR17,720 (net) for the panel van and EUR21,759.15 (including VAT) for the Startline passenger version.
For those who don’t known, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) isn't an entity by a brand of light commercial vehicles, as owned by Volkswagen Group. Headquartered in Hannover, Germany, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles used to be a part of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, but since 1995, has been operating as a separate marque.
Volkswagen AG is basically the parent company of the Volkswagen Group. Being a parent company, VW AG holds interests in Audi AG, Scania AB, SEAT SA, Volkswagen Financial Services as well as a number of companies both in Germany and abroad.