Prices and specifications have been announced for the new Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life – the practical yet compact MPV with the convenience of sliding side passenger doors, three rows of seats and plenty of room for seven people and a generous amount of luggage.
Starting from £15,995 RRP on the road, this passenger carrier from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will appeal to both retail and commercial customers wanting a more versatile and spacious vehicle than a conventional MPV.
The Caddy Maxi Life range has been kept simple with one trim level offering a high standard specification and a choice of two efficient turbodiesel engines. These are a 1.9-litre TDI PD 104 PS available with Volkswagen’s advanced DSG gearbox or a five-speed manual ’box; plus a new 2.0-litre TDI PD 140 PS with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).
Standard specification on the Caddy Maxi Life includes ‘Climatic’ semi-automatic air conditioning, electric front windows, carpet and full trim, sliding windows and childlocks on both sliding side doors, Isofix fittings for two rear seats, a generous overhead storage shelf above the driver, four luggage nets in the roof lining, a 12v socket in the luggage area, plus remote central locking, radio and CD with six speakers and front fog lights.
Externally, the Life has a rear tailgate with heated window and wash/wipe, plus body coloured bumpers and mirrors – which are also electrically operated and heated.
The list of safety features is impressive, with ABS brakes, EBC (Engine Braking Control), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and TCS (Traction Control System) all standard; plus there is also the option of ‘ESP plus’, which includes DSR (Driver Steering Response) and a trailer stabilisation function.
All the usual options are available if customers want to customise their Caddy Maxi Life further. Options include: alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors, a leather trimmed, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, CD changer and heated front seats.
All Caddy Maxi Life models have a maximum braked trailer weight of 1,500 kg, or 750 kg unbraked, and an insurance group rating of 6E (104 PS) or 8E (140 PS).
The Caddy Maxi Life goes on sale from 18 February and will arrive in showrooms from mid-March. The Caddy Maxi Life will be sold through the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles nationwide network, alongside the popular Caravelle and California MPV model ranges.Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life Prices
|Model||‘On the road’ RRP||0-62, secs||Top spd, mph||Combined mpg||CO2, g/km|
|1.9-litre TDI PD 104 PS 5spd manual||£15,995||14.3||102||44.8||166|
|1.9-litre TDI PD 104 PS 6spd DSG||£17,495||13.5||103||40.4||185|
|2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual||£17,995||11.1||116||44.1||169|
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