Volkswagen Caddy Life

From £23,035 OTR incl VAT

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New Volkswagen Caddy Life

If you are looking for a new MPV with style, flexibility and excellent cargo capacity, you’re in the right place with the VW Caddy Life. The reliable and well-constructed sliding doors are a good fit for easy access for passengers, which is why it’s an excellent option for families. It’s the smallest of the commercial vehicle line-up, but still an excellent size that offers a huge range of options for those who want space and great handling!

The VW Caddy Life comes in five variants, looking fantastic and fitting in well for both business and home life. It may look small on the outside, but don’t be fooled: the proportions are there with enough space for the whole family.

Exterior design

The front-end features of the Caddy Life has a radiator grille styled and embellished with chrome louvers. There are colour-keyed elements including the door handles and heated door mirrors, but the appeal comes from the black roof rails, which allow for an elegant look and design. The front and back lights are range-adjustable, with daytime running lights and front fog lamps. You can get the Caddy Life in Cherry Red and Candy White as standard, but you can also find the Deep Black, Acapulco Blue and Viper Green. The colours are stunning and are offered in a wide range for better choice. 

There are three trim levels for the Caddy Life:

  • Startline
  • Trendline
  • Highline

​You can also get the short and longer body lengths, with the Maxi being the longer of the two. There is a 7-seat Caddy Life MPV as well as a 5-seat Caddy Kombi van. 


The performance of the new Volkswagen Caddy Life shows it to be the most fuel-efficient choice on the market. There is a 2.0-litre, 101bhp diesel unit that can return as much as 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 122g/km. This is where it comes in as the most fuel-efficient option out there

The VW Caddy Life is one of the newest passenger cars to have a Start/Stop system that ensures that the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are further reduced. This is done by automatic switch-off to the engine when the car stops. Many of the buyers who go for the Caddy Life do so because of the 101bhp engine option, and that’s because it offers a balanced drive. It’s fun, engaging and exciting as a new passenger car, and the 101bhp unit is the sensible option. The gearbox is great, with smooth shift action, and the gear shifts are quick, smooth and light, which adds another layer of peace and tranquility to what is a comfortable and quiet van to drive. If you’re looking for excellent performance and savings on fuel, while being kinder to the environment, you’re going to be in the right place with the new Volkswagen Caddy Life.

Technology and safety

Every new Caddy Life has a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, DAB radio, AUX and SD connectivity and Bluetooth. Some of the excellent features on offer to the driver include:

  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Hill Hold

Some of the best safety features of the new Caddy Life include ISOFIX mountings for car seats, child-proof rear doors and seat belt reminders. There are also multiple airbags and the standard safety equipment has excellent drivers aids as listed.

Along with the previously mentioned drivers aids, buyers will love the side and curtain airbags along with the extra-safe front-assist technology which serves to monitor the distance to things just in front of the vehicle. It’s an excellent safety feature for those who need the guidance when driving. There is an alarm that will sound before the car hits anything or gets too close, and it also ensures the brakes are ready for an emergency stop. Safety features like this are what sells the new Caddy Life, and emergency city braking - yet another feature - will apply the brakes at the lowest speeds to prevent and lessen the impact that a collision gives. As a Caddy Life customer, you can specify Adaptive Cruise Control, maintaining a set speed with a set distance to the car in front. You will also find Light Assist, which will dip the beam to avoid the dazzling lights of oncoming traffic.

Interior design

Most people go straight to the interior of a new car, looking for comfort and space to fulfil their needs. The Startline trim is the first in the Caddy Life lineup, and you get a classy and sophisticated look with this interior. The console is focused in the centre and the infotainment system is the main attraction in the interior of the new Caddy Life. You’ll find a composite colour screen featuring an upgraded DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity, too. With an SD card slot and AUX/USB inputs, the Caddy Life has a smart set-up that is particularly good for a van of this calibre. With a leather, multi-function steering wheel and heated mirrors that are electric, you get an excellent interior range for your car.

There is a five-seat cabin, upholstered in Kutamo cloth. You’ll find plenty of headroom and plenty of storage holes for passengers to keep their things. There is 8-way adjustable driver seating, too, which is brilliant for lumbar support! The features in the interior of the car are leather-clad, which makes for a classy look. Some of the features include:

  • Power-assisted steering
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Electric front windows
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Split-folding seats allowing for a bigger capacity (2,850-litre) capacity
  • Body-coloured bumpers and mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors

For something a little more, Highline models get the following additions:

  • Heated windscreens
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Vision pack with automatic wipers
  • Upgraded infotainment system with 6.3in touchscreen
  • Sat Nav​

Caddy Maxi Life

The Caddy Maxi Life’s smart front-end features a chrome-finished radiator grille. Colour-keyed bumpers, door handles and (electrically heated and adjustable) door mirrors stylishly co-ordinate with the body. Black roof rails look smart and provide additional load-bearing options, while extra lustre is afforded by 16-inch alloy wheels. Sliding near and off-side rear doors provide simple access to the vehicle’s second and third rows. Lighting includes range-controllable headlights, daytime running lights and front fog lamps.

Eight-way adjustable front seats offer lumbar support, and the driver can get to grips with a leather steering wheel, gear knob and gaiter, the former offering reach-and-rake adjustability. Other features include power-assisted steering, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power-operated front windows and heated front and rear windscreens, the latter with wash-and-wipe functionality. An illuminated and lockable glovebox, under-floor compartments and drink holders are included too. Removable second and third rows help to provide the vehicle with as much as 3,800 litres of storage space.

Upping The Game

A range of petrol and diesel engines are available for the Caddy Maxi Life. A 2.0-litre diesel unit is the highest-performing, producing 148bhp, 340Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 136mph. Another 2.0-litre diesel engine is the most fuel-efficient, returning 60.1mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 124g/km. The Start/Stop system cuts the engine when it isn’t needed, helping to reduce fuel consumption further.

A six-speaker sound system includes an AM/FM and DAB digital radio. Bluetooth ®, AUX and SD connectivity is also featured. Standard driver aids include an Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Electronic Stability Programme, Traction Control, Hill Hold Assist and automatic hazard warning lights. Passive safety features comprise ISOFIX mountings, child-proof locks, electric seatbelt tensioners, seatbelt reminders and multiple airbags. Remote central locking, deadlocks, an alarm and an immobiliser help to keep the vehicle secure.

Contact Swansway Volkswagen Van Centre

You can reach our Volkswagen Van Centre dealerships on 01978 800558 for Wrexham, 0121 7968446 for Birmingham, 01772 655000 for Lancashire or 0151 5593298 for Liverpool. Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as we can

Torque 340Nm
CO2 Emissions 122g/km
Radio DAB

Contract Hire Terms and Conditions

1. Service plan covers first two consecutive services limited to x1 oil service and x1 oil and inspection service. 2. For details of our Roadside Assistance, including applicable exclusions, restrictions and T&Cs, please see our handbook: 3. Contract Hire terms and conditions: No ownership option. Business users only. Contract Hire agreement. All offers are subject to a 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum agreement. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All prices exclude VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. Terms and conditions apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 31/03/2020 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [01/2020]. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

Personal Contract Plan Terms and Conditions

⁵Solutions Personal Contract Plan terms and conditions: 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. Terms and Conditions apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 31/03/2020 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 01/2020. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.

Finance Lease Terms and Conditions

Finance Lease At the end of the agreement ownership remains with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services, but provided all terms have been complied with, there are two options: i) commence a Secondary Hiring Period; or ii) customer sells the vehicle as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services' agent. With Finance Lease. Business users only. *All Prices exclude VAT. VAT payable at the prevailing rate. The condition of the vehicle will affect the resale value and your sales proceeds. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs and exclusions apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 31/03/2020 from participating Van Centres. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication [01/2020]. Freepost Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services.