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2015 Volkswagen Caddy: the Working Class Hero Arrives in Geneva

Who said the Geneva Motor Show is all about supercars, tuners and flashy models was wrong. There’s also room for the working class and Volkswagen’s night had all of them covered, including the new Caddy commercial vehicle.
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When we say the new Caddy we mean, in fact, the facelifted Caddy van, but Volkswagen put an effort to it and came up with a consistent list of changes for the fourth-generation Caddy. We’re talking engine plus interior / exterior styling cues, basically the whole package.

There should be no wonder that the Caddy was given a Passat-esque look on the outside, a pretty straightforward choice judging from the entire front bumper - grille - headlights mix dominated by horizontal lines. Nothing fancy, just pure German poker-faced design and a boxy back end.

What you can see on the outside continues on the inside with a new dashboard and a slight increase in ergonomics. Polo facelift was king enough to borrow its navigation system and Volkswagen couldn’t help the temptation of imitating a premium feel with fake wood inserts.

Comfort and safety features are Caddy’s new strong points, after VW equipped the van with a multi-collision brake system and Front Assist surrounding with City Emergency Braking plus optional features like Light Assist, Driver Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control system.

Volkswagen showed generosity with Caddy’s engine range and introduced a 1.0-liter TSI unit delivering 102 PS, a trend that seems to be catching up speed after their across-the-pond rival did the same thing with its Transit Connect, which received the acclaimed 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine good for 100 HP.

Germany is set to receive the facelifted Caddy at the end of June, but customers can place orders starting this month. The price tag? Beginning at 14,785 euros ($16,532).

 
 
 
 
 

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