|35 monthly payments of||£289|
|On the road retail cash price||£24,186|
|Optional final payment||£10,471.68|
|Total amount of credit||£19,329.82|
|Total amount payable||£25,452.86|
|Option to purchase fee^||£10.00|
|Representative APR||2.9% APR|
|Rate of interest||2.84% fixed|
|Excess mileage charge (incl. VAT)||7.2p per mile|
|35 Monthly Rentals of||£220|
|Customer Initial Rental||£1,320|
|On The Road Retail Cash Price||£20,210|
|Excess mileage charge||6p per mile|
|Miles per annum||10,000 mile per annum|
The new fifth-generation Volkswagen Caddy has arrived, bringing a fresh new face and a whole host of features to the famously capable compact van. The passenger-orientated version is likely to be a big hit with families too, owing to its versatile cabin and efficient range of engines.
In short, the new Caddy is likely to appeal to all manner of buyers - but what else do you need to know about it? Let’s find out.
The exterior look of the new Caddy represents a significant departure from that of the older van. The front end boasts sharper, sleeker headlights which have been joined together with a singular chrome bar that runs along the width of the car’s nose. It gives the Caddy a more premium look than before.
Move up to Caddy Life specification and you’ll find LED lights added into the equation, alongside contrasting black roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Caddy is available with two engine options. The first is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel, which provides robust performance and decent economy figures. Available with either 100 or 120bhp, this engine can be specified with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG automatic. Volkswagen says that you’ll see up to 58mpg, too, which should help reduce trips to the pump.
When it comes to petrol, there’s a single 1.5-litre turbocharged version available. Just one power output can be selected - 112bhp - and it’s only available with the seven-speed automatic gearbox. Volkswagen says that you should see up to 42mpg combined, too.
Technology levels have increased significantly in the new Caddy, with even base-spec cars boasting a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen housing media functions. Upgrade to Caddy Life specification and you’ll find this increased to a large 8.25-inch version.
Volkswagen’s latest Digital Cockpit is also available for the Caddy, bringing a configurable display in the place of the conventional dials. It looks great and can be used to relay all sorts of key information back to the driver, too.
The new Caddy is more versatile than ever before, with a spacious cabin ensuring that everyone has enough room to stretch out. Sliding rear doors provide quick and easy access, and you can even add power latching versions that prevent the doors from slamming shut - a real plus if you’ve got children getting in and out.
Large windows help to keep the cabin feel light and airy, while all versions of the Caddy come with air conditioning fitted as standard, too.
Entry-level Caddy models boast an impressive range of standard equipment, with highlights such as a 6.5-inch colour display and automatic emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian monitoring standing out. Cruise control is also fitted as standard, which should help to take some of the backache out of longer trips.
An anti-theft alarm comes included too, incorporating interior monitoring, as well as a backup horn and towing protection.
Move up to Caddy Life and you’ll find the list of standard equipment bolstered further. You get an 8.25-inch infotainment screen, alongside Volkswagen’s ‘App Connect’ system which allows you to easily stream the apps displayed on your phone directly to the van’s screen.
Parking sensors at the front and rear are both included too, alongside power-folding wing mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels.
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, ensuring that there’s a Caddy 5 to meet as many different uses as possible. The new Caddy Life has been redesigned to offer more comfort and connectivity than ever before.
It is difficult to dislike the new Caddy 5 interior in the Caddy Life. Plenty of room, a new larger touchscreen with optional Digital Cockpit, and supremely comfortable ergoComfort seats.
The new Caddy Life also features upgraded seating with a 50/50 split folding third row and an electric handbrake.
The new Caddy Life’s has a strong dominance on the road, and also comes with the option to include new 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, improved, brighter headlights and electric closing aid for tailgate and sliding doors.
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