We have an array of different options in our collection – including the VW Caddy Life.
The VW Caddy is a light commercial vehicle that has been produced and redeveloped for decades. The Caddy Life is just another success off the production line and, while it is no longer continued, you can find high-quality second-hand editions if you look hard enough!
The Caddy Life combines space, safety, quality, and luxury in one handsome vehicle. Not only this, but they’ll do lots of work for those looking for commercial gain or to travel long distances in groups. Even with a fully-laden set of passengers, there’s a lot of space for people to store equipment and essential items without having to awkwardly maneuver around due to the well-thought-out interior.
It has since had a few stages of evolution. It has always been created in a multiple of ways, including the Kombi, the Window Panel Van, and, of course, the Caddy Life. It was initially made in the mold of a Golf Mk5. The first step was to create a more aerodynamic version due to the lack of such aspects prior. Previous models possessed windshields that were more vertical while harboring other non-aerodynamic elements.
A later version in 2013 came with fresher updates such as improved ergonomics and space. The idea was to take the strain out of the work and to make it easier to drive. Features included a height-adjustable driver’s seat, an anti-dazzle rear-view mirror, and a radio CD player.
In terms of the engines the Caddy deals with, you’ll have two turbodiesel options. The first is a 1.6-liter TDI and the second is a 2.0 TDI. The former has outputs of 75PS and 102PS – the lower output possesses 225Nm of torque, and the higher has around 250Nm.
When it comes to the 2.0 TDI, you’ll expect 110PS and 140PS. The 110PS version possesses 280Nm of torque, but the 140PS gets up to 320Nm. It’s obviously a lot more popular due to the demand and work necessary. The 140PS will get through a lot of effort with its 1.5-tonne towing capacity.
With both engines, the transmission options are both automatic and manual. In terms of the manual transmissions, the 1.6 TDI comes with a five-speed – the 2.0 TDI has an extra gear, though, as one would expect.
When you buy a used VW from your local dealership or through an online transaction, you must always follow a few steps. Making sure you do your research and make sure you ask the right questions are two paramount points as you need to make sure you get the correct vehicle with all the right specs. It’s also important to ensure that you give the vehicle a test drive beforehand, as you’ll need to get a feel of things.