VOLKSWAGEN is not the 1st model to bolt some seats into a industrial van and shout, “Ta-da! New men and women mover!”
Way again in the early nineteen eighties Australians ended up subjected to the vinyl-seated Mitsubishi L300 Express prior to Toyota produced the Tarago interesting relatively than appalling.
Aiming for the interesting conclude of the spectrum, the fifth-technology Caddy now will come in two distinctive traces. The stripped-out Cargo and a pair of men and women mover variants acknowledged as Caddy and Caddy Lifestyle.
To even more make improvements to the Caddy’s saleability, VW went to the sections bin and out popped the MQB platform on which to foundation it. This could be the masterstroke.
For the instant, pricing for the Caddy and Caddy Lifestyle is reasonably uncomplicated and there is just the a single diesel engine.
The Caddy TDI320 commences at $45,490 additionally on-roads with 17-inch metal wheels, an eight.twenty five touchscreen, weather management, halogen headlights and a protection package deal that consists of total duration curtain airbags, city AEB, rear cross-targeted visitors alert and centre airbags for the entrance occupants.
This is the form of issue you get when you properly foundation a industrial car on a passenger car platform.
The Caddy Lifestyle TDI320, beginning at $forty nine,990, swaps the steelies for alloys, provides dual-zone weather management, warmth insulating glass, digital dashboard and some chrome bits on the exterior.
On January 1st 2022, this pricing goes out the window for the reason that Volkswagen will add a new entry-degree petrol model to join the current diesel-only line-up.
It’s not likely to get less costly, although, with the 84kW petrol beginning at $forty six,140 prior to on-roads and the 320TDI topping out at $fifty two,640 + ORC, a $2700 rate rise.
The company is supplying a clutch of solitary selections and selection packs. Noteworthy is the $1660 Navigation pack that provides more speakers, sat-nav and a larger sized ten.-inch touchscreen. The selections list is lengthy and specific and consists of a great deal of spouse and children and business-friendly bits and parts that couple of other makers could match.
But is the Caddy Lifestyle well worth thinking of against identical-priced but larger sized, intent-built men and women movers from Honda and Kia? Or do a European badge and rather city-friendly dimensions make the VW a winner?