Volkswagen Caddy Cargo

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New Volkswagen Caddy Cargo

Say hello to the new Caddy Cargo. This confident, capable and versatile van is the perfect choice for your business.

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Volkswagen’s Caddy has traditionally been a go-to choice for those drivers who want the practicality of a van but on a smaller, more easy-to-park vehicle. Recently updated, the Caddy brings more technology into the mix as well as efficient engines. Needless to say, there’s a lot to talk about. So let’s dive in and find out what this latest Caddy has to offer.
The Caddy Cargo is full of surprises. Even though it has a compact design, it’s capable of transporting up to 700 kg with ease, this includes up to 100 kg on the roof. 

Inside this handy Caddy you’ll find a range of tech features, including the digital cockpit and navigation systems. ​

The Caddy Cargo’s clever interior gives you plenty of space to load. For safety the VW Caddy Cargo comes with six lashing rings and a separate load compartment locking system which locks the driver’s cab while you load up.  The Caddy Cargo’s storage space has been designed to give you easy access to everything you need to get the job done. In addition to this there is the option to add ergoComfort seats which provide extra support and fit around your body to make longer journeys more pleasant. As well as an optional extra for LED-headlights which extra visibility in bad weather. 

Design

The new body of the Caddy 5, offers more effective body space, with the capability for width ways pallet loading for the first time. The new Caddy 5 Panel Van features independently locking load compartment, steel unglazed rear doors for the first time and is more aerodynamic than ever before. Lighting in the new Caddy Panel Van includes more, improved, brighter headlights, and cargo lighting.

In the cab of the new Caddy 5, you’ll fall in love with the new Caddy’s ergoComfort seats, with extra lumbar support, increased load capacity and improved tech.

Performance

The new Caddy boasts some of Volkswagen’s most efficient engines to date, with four-cylinder units used across the board. Meeting all of the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, the petrol and diesel units are available with power outputs of up to 120bhp.

The Volkswagen Caddy Cargo is available with a choice of two engines. Both are equipped with particle features which make them efficient on the road. The petrol engine is available as one variant whereas, there is a choice of three diesel power outputs. The Caddy Cargo also comes with the 4MOTION system, which means power can be distributed as needed among the four wheels giving you a smoother, more stable performance when driving.​​

 A range of engines include an entry level 75PS TDI and the best-selling 102PS TDI, alongside a brand new 122PS diesel and a 114PS petrol variant. Higher-power models will also benefit from the option of direct-shift gearbox (DSG) transmission.​

Thanks to twin dosing technology, the Caddy’s diesel engines are among some of the cleanest on sale today and Volkswagen predicts that the new Caddy’s predicted fuel consumption is up to twelve per cent lower than that returned on the previous-generation van. 

Interior

The Caddy has been designed to a multitude of different uses. A long wheelbase version, for example, has enough space in the back for two Euro pallets, while sliding doors and a tailgate give a great amount of access to the rear section of the car. A brand new platform underneath has allowed Volkswagen’s engineers to maximise the amount of space that the Caddy can offer, which will help with the van’s various different layouts. 

Exterior

The outside of the Caddy is where the most noticeable changes have been made over the older model. There’s a large grille up front with a stylised design for the lower grille, while the headlights are chunky and eye-catching too. Sharp creases along the side of the van help to create a real sense of ‘movement’ and move things on from the traditionally-slab sided design which is usually handed to vans. 

Around the back of the van are dark, tinted lights, while the Caddy receives a chunky badge on the boot akin to many other passenger Volkswagen models. Launch cars also benefit from large alloy wheels - though it’s likely that more utilitarian versions will sit on far smaller versions. 

Safety

The new Caddy embraces leading advanced safety and driver assistance systems. In total, 19 systems work together to help keep you safe and reduce stress behind the wheel, manoeuvre easily when towing with Trailer Assist, and stay safer on motorways thanks to travel assist, combining lane assist and adaptive cruise control to keep you a safe distance from other vehicles, as well as pedestrian recognition technology. City Emergency Braking helps you break if a potential collision is detected. This practical Caddy also house the Driver Alert system which will warn you when you need to take a break from driving.

Technology

Volkswagen has really upped the ante when it comes to technology on the Caddy 5. As such, you now get the firm’s clever Virtual Cockpit system for the first time on the van. This replaces the traditional dials ahead of the driver with a high-definition screen, which not only displays key readouts such as speed and revs, but can also be used to showcase satellite navigation functions and media selections. 

A new 10-inch central infotainment system can be specified too, creating an almost seamless piece of glass spanning the width of the cabin. It’s a hugely impressive place to be.  

The new Caddy offers simplified driving with access to Volkswagen’s We Connect technology and autonomous emergency braking, as standard. WeConnect enables the driver to drive smarter, monitoring vehicle data, use the built-in safety features or upgrade to We Connect Plus for internet-enabled navigation and streaming services. 

Trim Levels available on the VW Caddy Cargo:

Cargo Commerce - Features include:

  • Radio "Composition Audio" with 16.51-cm (6.5-inch) colour touch screen
  • Bluetooth - Mobile phone interface
  • Cruise control including speed limiter
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking Front assist with Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Multi-function steering wheel

Cargo Commerce Plus - Features include:​

  • Air conditioning - manual in the cab
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Parking sensors - rear
  • Manual height adjustment for front seats and seat squab inclination and depth adjustment on the right
  • Armrest for right front seat
  • Bumpers painted in body colour

Cargo Commerce Pro - Features include:

  • Navigation system "Discover Media" with 25.4-cm (10-inch) colour touch screen with 4 speakers
  • Exterior mirrors, power-folding, power-adjustable, separately heated
  • Parking sensors - front and rear
  • Heated windscreen
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Anti-theft alarm system, interior monitoring, backup horn, and towing protection

Also available... The Caddy Cargo Maxi

The new Caddy Cargo Maxi is more capable than ever before with improved load space that can accommodate 2 euro pallets in the load compartment.

Accessible through near-side and off-side sliding doors, the Caddy Cargo Maxi is not only versatile but practical as well. 

Available in 3 trims, Commerce, Commerce Plus and Commerce Pro, the Caddy Cargo Maxi can be equipped to be the perfect office on-the-go.​

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What is it?

The Caddy is Volkswagen’s compact van, and is built on the shared-platform architecture of the Golf. As a result, it is positioned as one of the most comfortable and dynamic small vans on the market, but with the added practicality of a load bay that can swallow a lashed-down Euro Pallet with room to secure it.

What’s new?

The Business Pack is the latest key feature for Caddy buyers, costing £950 and including reversing sensors, a full perimetric alarm system and air conditioning or climate control, depending on model. In addition, there’s a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, while all VW vans now get autonomous emergency braking as standard – the first van manufacturer to standardise the technology across its range, and a massively attractive feature for fleet managers looking to reduce their insurance costs, accident risk and vehicle downtime.​​

What’s under the bonnet?

The Caddy comes with a choice of engines, including 1.0 and 1.4 TSI turbocharged petrol units and a choice of 2.0 TDI units with either 102 or 150PS outputs. The latter, as tested here, is extremely swift and is ideal for long-distance courier work thanks to its 57mpg fuel economy and decent performance, though the smaller engines are both cheaper and perfectly up to the job.

Side view of Volkswagen Caddy Panel Van

What’s it like to drive?

In terms of ride and handling, the Caddy is excellent, with car-like dynamics and a supple ride.

The acoustics are a bit tinny, though, with a noticeable boom through the load bay and cabin. Our test van had a laminated rubber floor, which may have contributed to this, but its notably louder than the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV-200 models that we drove recently.

The noise is only really noticeable at low speeds, though, and at cruising speeds the Caddy becomes a refined companion.​

How does it look?

With new versions of the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Vauxhall Combo on the horizon, the Caddy is one of the older vehicles on the market – but it certainly doesn’t look left behind. It’s clean and neatly styled, if a little plain.

With that in mind, though, it is unlikely to age as dramatically as some of the more unusually styled vans on the market, and that, in turn, will give a major boost to its residual values.​

What’s it like inside?

Upfront, the Caddy is like a Golf. Smart, comfortable and ergonomically laid out, while the quality of the dashboard plastics and minor controls is as good as it is in the passenger car range – indeed, VW vans do an extremely good job of making the driver feel valued – something that will give the van a lot of appeal to customers who want their vehicle to present a strong image.

It’s based on a car-sourced platform, but with a bespoke body capable of carrying up to 3.2 cubic metres, or 4.2 cubic metres if you opt for the extended wheelbase Maxi model. The load bay is easy to access, with a flat load floor, unobtrusive wheelarches and a wide side-loading door where specified. Maximum payload is 857kg.​​

What’s the spec like?

Like all vans, the entry-level Caddy models are fairly basic, though electric windows and remote locking are standard features, as is AEB, which we think is a major win for the German brand.

Move up the range and it gets quite plush, with great audio and climate options that will prove popular with drivers and small business owners. High Line versions also get 16-inch alloys, sat nav and a leather steering wheel and gearknob. They’re very well-appointed little vans, if a little pricey.​

inside of Volkswagen Caddy Panel Van

Verdict

With recent spec enhancements and the addition of AEB as standard, the Caddy maintains its position as a strong choice in the small van market despite newer rivals coming on the scene. The Business Pack is also a big attraction to fleet managers, as it will keep insurance costs lower and make the van more popular with drivers.

It’s not the cheapest or newest van in its sector, but the Caddy is still a class act with a feeling of quality above that of most of its rivals.

Facts at a glance:

Model: Volkswagen Caddy High Line with Business Pack

  • Engine: 2.0 TDI
  • Power (bhp): 148
  • Torque (Nm): 320
  • Max speed (mph): 119mph
  • 0-60mph: 9.2secs
  • MPG: 57.6
  • Emissions (g/km): 129


Important information :

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Business users only. No ownership. Contract Hire agreement. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30/09/2021 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 07/2021. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.
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Service plan covers first 2 consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with pollen filter. Excludes ABT e-Transporter 6.1.
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At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30 September 2021 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [07/2021]. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.