From £19,659 OTR incl VAT
|Customer initial rental||£1,134.00|
|Initial rental contribution||£1,000.00|
|On the road retail cash price||£19,659.00|
|Excess mileage charge||3.6p per mile|
|Payment profile||36 months/10,000 miles|
|On the road retail cash price||£20,937.00|
|35 monthly payments of||£275.00|
|Optional final payment||£7,344.00|
|Option to purchase fee (payable with optional final payment)||£10.00|
|Total amount payable by customer||£20,820.05|
|Total amount payable||£23,070.05|
|Total amount of credit||£14,845.95|
|Representative APR||6.5% APR|
|Rate of interest||6.5% fixed|
|Excess mileage charge||3.6p per mile|
The Caddy Panel Van is a superb all-rounder, and one that benefits a wide range of businesses. This compact and flexible commercial vehicle offers outstanding build quality, a comfortable ride and a fine range of standard equipment.
The well-turned-out Caddy Panel Van features black door handles, (electrically adjustable and heated) door mirrors and door bumpers, providing an appealing contrast to the body. Standard liveries include Candy White, Cherry Red and Bright Orange, and there is a wide range of optional colours to suit your company’s identity. Rear wing doors and a near-side sliding door provide flexible access to the cargo bay. Lighting includes range-adjustable headlights and daytime running lights. Highline trims add front fog lights and alloy wheels.
The cab’s comfortable and adjustable seats are upholstered in Austin cloth. Occupants are protected by a full-height bulkhead, constructed with a mesh upper section and a solid lower segment. An anti-dazzle rear-view mirror and electric front windows are among a range of standard features. An illuminated and lockable glovebox, a centre-console compartment and drink holders are included. The Caddy Panel Van comes with a 3,200-litre cargo bay. Highline grades add a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a leather gear knob, air conditioning and a heated windscreen.
A range of engines include a fuel-efficient 1.0-litre 74bhp diesel unit that returns as much as 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 94g/km. A more performance-based option, a 1.4-litre petrol variant, produces 123bhp, 220Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 136mph. The Start/Stop system automatically switches off the engine whenever the vehicle comes to a halt, thus helping to further reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
A DAB radio and a CD player provide the soundtrack for every journey. Bluetooth® , USB and AUX connectivity is included too. An Electronic Stability Programme, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Automatic Hazard Lights, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Hill Hold are among a range of driver aids included. Passive safety features comprise seatbelt reminders and electric seatbelt tensioners. Trendline trims add Cruise Control and rear parking sensors.
The well-turned-out VW Caddy Maxi Panel Van features black door handles, (electrically adjustable and heated) door mirrors and door bumpers, providing an appealing contrast to the body. Standard liveries include Candy White, Cherry Red and Bright Orange, and there is a wide range of optional colours to suit your company’s identity. Rear wing doors and a near-side sliding door provide flexible access to the cargo bay. Lighting includes range-adjustable headlights and daytime running lights. Highline trims add front fog lights and alloy wheels.
The VW Caddy Maxi panel van offers many of the same great features as the Caddy panel van, but with the added bonus of even more space. With a load volume of 4.2m³ and a longer wheelbase, the VW Caddy Maxi provides an additional 1m³ of load volume and an extra 470 mm of load length – giving up to 2,249 mm of usable space.
The cab’s comfortable and adjustable seats are upholstered in Austin cloth. Occupants are protected by a full-height bulkhead, constructed with a mesh upper section and a solid lower segment. An anti-dazzle rear-view mirror and electric front windows are among a range of standard features. An illuminated and lockable glovebox, a centre-console compartment and drink holders are included. The VW Caddy Maxi Panel Van comes with a 4,200-litre cargo bay. Highline grades add a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a leather gear knob, air conditioning and a heated windscreen.
The Caddy Maxi's generous asymmetric doors feature opaque glazed panels, with near-side and off-side sliding doors as standard and a full-height solid bulkhead. With eight load-lashing rings, an interior light and hardboard side protection as standard, the VW Caddy Maxi panel vans’s load compartment offers the perfect place for your cargo.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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